Tips and Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Posted by Team Maria on April 18th, 2019

Are you anxious? It's understandable, but not necessary. The following natural supplements for anxiety will help you calm down.

Natural Remedies for Anxiety

If you feel that the reasons for anxiety are raining on you, do not worry, the treatments too: medicinal plants and essences to increase the therapeutic power of a hot bath, soothing herbal teas and comfort foods are part of your arsenal of natural remedies.

Your worries

The hot bath is one of the most pleasant and effective remedies to calm down. It will be even more so if you add lavender oil (or dried flowers) to the water. This plant so pleasantly scented is known for over 2000 years for its soothing properties, although we do not know what gives it this effect. If you do not have time to take a bath, apply a few drops of gasoline on your forehead.

Breathe deeply

By regulating your breathing, you can calm your anxiety quickly. Sit down, and inhale slowly, letting your stomach swell (you can put your hand on it to feel the movement) and avoid lifting your shoulders. Hold your breath for four or five seconds, then exhale slowly. Repeat until calm returns.

Take a hot drink

To calm your blood pressure, drink a glass of hot milk; it is an old folk remedy to fight insomnia. Milk contains tryptophan, an amino acid that is necessary for the production of serotonin, a chemical neurotransmitter that brings a sense of well-being.

The catnip, this plant that strangely excites cats, has the opposite effect in humans. It contains chemicals that act as a mild sedative. It is found in sachets in natural products stores; brew as you would tea. You can take it as often as necessary.

Hops, a plant that gives beer its characteristic flavor, has long been used as a sedative. In fact, before the mechanization of its harvest, the workers picking the cones suffered from somnolence, at the time unexplained, that they were advised to fight while singing. Brew 2 teaspoons of dried hops in a cup of hot water. You can take 3 cups a day.

Do not fuel your anxiety

  • Do not take more than one cup of coffee, tea or cola per day. The results of studies indicate that people with anxiety may be more sensitive to caffeine than others.
  • Pay attention to your consumption of alcoholic beverages. At first, the alcohol may seem to calm down, but when their effect dissipates, anxiety increases.

Speed ​​up and slow down

  • Aerobic is excellent for relieving anxiety. A brisk 30 minute walk promotes the release of endorphins, chemicals that block pain and improve mood.
  • Practice the meditation, for a few sessions a day, lasting 15 minutes each. Classical meditation, prayer, flower care, contemplating the cat washing, no matter what form this exercise takes, it will require you to focus on the present moment and distract your mind from its concerns.

Take one tablet

  • The smell of valerian is not really pleasant, but its effects on anxiety are such that you probably will not know it. The results of studies indicate that the active ingredients of this plant are attached to the same brain receptors as diazepam, a well-known prescription anxiolytic. Take it as a 250 to 500 mg tablet twice a day and once at bedtime.
  • 5-Hydroxytryptophan(5-HTP) can redo the reserves of serotonin, chemical substance of the brain that calms anxiety. It is made in the body from tryptophan, an amino acid, but it is also found in low doses in the seeds of griffonia, a tree that grows in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. The supplements sold in commerce are either composed of an extract of Griffonia or obtained by synthesis. In Canada, 5-HTP is considered a drug and does not have a market authorization, but Canadians can import it on the condition that it is for personal use (defined as a three-month supply). Take 50 mg three times daily with meals. However, talk to your doctor if you are taking an antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft.
  • Swallow a vitamin B supplement every day. The results of studies indicate that these vitamins are natural anti-stress and that their deficiency can cause anxiety (we know, for example, that the body needs B6 to develop serotonin).

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