Herbal remedies for anxiety?

United States
January 30, 2007 2:32am CST
Someone suggested herbal remedies for anxiety. I am not sure what herbs are used for this. Do you? Thanks in advance.
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@angelicEmu (1311)
30 Jan 07
Off the top of my head, there's lavendar (relaxing) camomile (also relaxing, and both are good for helping you sleep), clary sage is a great one for balancing your mood, and clearing your head when your emotions are all over the place. I know these all work in essential oil format, and they work well alongside uplifting oils such as Ylang ylang, neroli, and rose. If you're looking at using herbs in teas or other internal ways, you're best off going to a herbalist, as they'll be able to recommend a mixture of herbs which will work best for you, and at the right levels for you. Chinese herbalists are far more easily found nowadays, and if not, I believe that Neal's Yard are generally quite knowlegeable, and stock a wide variety of herbs, and tinctures. Their website is: www.nealsyardremedies.com Hope that helps, and I'm sorry I couldn't be more specific as to the actual herbs used, but as I say what will work best for you isn't necessarily what will work best for someone else. All the best!
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• United States
30 Jan 07
You are very helpful once again and thank you. I am still learning about herbs and such and thought I was going to be stuck with something I already tried that did not work. Thanks for the link I will check it out!
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1 Feb 07
Glad I could help! Good luck :-)
@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Try 350mg of St. John's Wort a day with a vitamin D capsule or a multi-vitamin with Vit D in it. (Vitamin D helps dissolve medicines without stomach trama). After a week, raise to 500mg if you only feel a little bit better or nothing. Always give a 1 - 1 1/2 weeks time for any medicine to "kick-in".
• United States
30 Jan 07
Thank you. I have used St. John's wort before and it did not work for me. Are there other herbals used for this problem?
@p_vadla (1688)
• India
5 Apr 08
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• United States
19 Apr 07
i don't know much about them but i want to remind you that none of these tings are fda approved and since we don't really know what they do i would suggest that you see an herbalist before using them wouldn't want you to hurt yourself in an effort to feel better.