Anxiety is one of the worst feelings a person can experience. Whether you struggle with stage fright, social anxiety, or are just anxious about everything in general, there are some natural remedies that have proven effective in relieving anxious symptoms, without all the side effects that often accompany drugs and anxiety medications. Try some or all of these until you find what works for you.
Rescue Remedy – This Bach flower remedy was specifically designed to provide immediate relief for extreme anxiety symptoms. It contains 5 herbs (Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose, and Clematis), each of which serve a different purpose to cover a wide range of anxiety producing events. There are many other Bach flower remedies that may be helpful if you need relief every day, or for a persistent, long term problem. You can get Rescue Remedy as drops or a spray. I had a dog that had a severe phobia of loud noises, and Rescue Remedy was one of the only things that helped her calm down. I have also taken it myself and it significantly reduced my nerves.
Lavender Essential Oil – This is one of the most common essential oils used for it’s calming and stress relieving effect. Applied topically, essential oils absorb into the bloodstream through your pores. They are most effective when you apply them at “pulse points” where the blood is closer to the skin, such as on the wrists and at the back of the neck. You can also use the oils as aromatherapy, inhaling their scent to create a calming effect. Lavender is particularly beneficial because it restores the nervous system and can help soothe restlessness, irritability, nervous stomach, and just anxiety in general.
Chamomile – You may already know that chamomile is an herb that can help you with sleep, but did you know that it can also help relieve anxiety? It has a relaxing effect and also soothes the digestive tract. Since our stomachs and whole bodies tend to be tense and inflamed when we are stressed or anxious, a great way to relieve those symptoms is to drink chamomile tea or take it in capsule form.
I hope you found this post helpful! Do you know of another anxiety remedy that isn’t on this list? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.