We are the generation that reaches for the Xanax and the Zoloft before anything natural comes to mind. It is not uncommon to know people or you yourself take these medications for anxiety and depression. Some people need them chemically, but they are being overused by the medical profession. Anti-depressants can save a really depressed person’s life, but if you are just stressed from the daily activities of living or can’t sleep some nights out of the week, there is no need for you to take a sleeping pill every night for the couple nights you could not sleep before. Then you will not be able to sleep without the pill and the cycle keeps going. There are ways to naturally take care of your anxiety on an as needed basis.
Chamomile tea and just the tablets work on the body in the same way that valium does. It may work even better and not leave you with the bad part of drugs. The dependency on the Chamomile tea won’t be likely to develop as with the valium. An amino acid that is found in green tea can help you to be alert and relaxed at the same time. So you can be calm and less stresses out without feeling tired along with it. Green tea can calm you down, lower blood pressure, and help with focus. That sounds like a winner and a super power ingredient.
Valerian Root is a wonderful substance that is sold in almost every drug store. It is a sleep aid and should be treated with precaution in the same way. Valerian is often mixed with other sedative ingredients in a capsule. It may smell funny. That is normal. I am not a big fan of this natural way just because it really makes you feel like you had a sedative the next day. I think it is great if you have had a really hard time sleeping and really needed some help. As an everyday cure for anxiety, I think that people can become dependent on it.
Lemon Balm Extract is supposed to help you become calm and focused, just like the green tea, but this one can actually make you more anxious if it is not used correctly. Start off at low doses of these things always to feel how your body is reacting to it.
The most important natural anxiety cure is exercise. People need to blow off steam and sweat their problems out, literally. Take an exercise class, yoga class, or anything that will get the body moving. The body will let the stress out and the mind will become more focused. The body truly is a machine that needs to be fine-tuned. If the body is out of shape, of course there will be anxiety and stress. Breathe and find a yoga class.