Natural or herbal remedies for anxiety?

posted 2 weeks ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Worker bee

I have been suffering for years. It does not get better until you face it, instead of burrying it. I would recommend a therapist and talking to someone the right way. That is the only thing that tharted to ease it. Grounding has helped me a lot. When panicing do things like point out things around you, squeeze fists, count out loud, etc. You can look up more. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Meditation, vitamin B12 supplements, weed, essential oils. Obviously speaking to a therpist will be recommended but these are some of the “natural” treatments that have helped me.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Valerian, st Johns wort, Gaba, 5 htp

 

All used for anxiety.  Lots of medical info… google. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Lemon balm tea is great for anxiety.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

This may sound “minor” but I recommend getting your vitamin and mineral levels checked. When I first started having debilitating panic attacks years ago, it turns out it I was actually potassium and magnesium deficient. I was able to rid myself of both panic and anxiety with tweaks to my diet.

That aside, meditation is a total game changer! There’s tons of guided meditaitons on YouTube. Do that once or better yet twice a day for a week and note the difference. I now try to meditate as often as I can!

Grounding exercises when panic starts kicking in such as noticing 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can smell, 2 things you can touch, and 1 thing you can taste. Vagal maneuvers are great for instantly calming your heart rate. 

There’s a ton of supplements as well: As someone mentioned, 5HTP, St. Johns Wart, Kava Kava, Ashwaghanda, Valerian Root.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

If you’re taking any other medications be sure there is no interaction with some of the natural remedies – especially St. John’s Wort. It is a potent supplement.

A hot bath with epsom salt, lavender, and frankincense does wonders for my stress or anxiety. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback has helped me tremendously! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

Passion flower (passiflora incarnata) is very effective. The tincture works better than capsules in my experience. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

beetobe27 :  try running. CBD oil helps a friend of mine (weed itself made his anxiety worse). Also white noise?

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

PaperQueen :  Shouldn’t have looked at the link lol. Half the things listed under ‘stop doing’ in phase 0 are things that I do, like take various supplments like iron. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

alexandrite :  Ah, well I hope it helps!  Keep looking.  🙂  I started the protocol there about 2 years ago.  I wish I would have learned about it so much sooner.  I feel like I lost so much of my life from feeling crappy all the time.  I haven’t had a migraine in over 1 1/2 years and have so much energy now.  I had some other health issues that I was really trying to fix and found that I got rid of a lot of other health issues that I just thought were “normal”, like my monthly migraine and cramps.  I sleep better and feel so much better now.  

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My husband also finds consistent physical activity helps!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2019 - City, State

St. John’s wort, flower essence, valerian root. But you want to make sure they don’t interact with any medications you are taking. 

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