Anxiety and Nervousness
Between overwork, responsibilities, bills, daily obligations, school, repetitive disobedience of children or any other stressful situation can be the trigger of an anxiety crisis.
Indeed, feeling anxious is a natural reaction to any uncertainty or stressful circumstance, which is why everyone at some point in their lives has experienced the symptoms of anxiety.
And, although it is a normal reaction to certain circumstances as an adaptive reaction that is, suffering this disorder can interfere with the normal functioning of a person, thus generating a deep malaise.
For this reason, it is best to promptly attack such symptoms, in fact, there are many home remedies, natural alternatives that can alleviate the symptoms of anxiety without counterproductive effects for the body, which can also be taken directly from nature and prepared in a simple way.
Among the most effective home remedies for anxiety to combat your symptoms may be found:
Among the herbs most used to calm anxiety and nerves are valerian, this plant is native to Europe and has been used in their traditions since ancient times.
This plant is as effective as it is relaxing that German pharmaceutical companies have used as a treatment to treat insomnia.
The relaxing effect of valerian root is believed to be due to the fact that it influences the availability of the neurotransmitter GABA which is responsible for reducing stress levels by promoting relaxation by inhibiting neuronal activity.
Therefore, although valerian has an unpleasant odor, it is consumed in a gentle infusion of its root that provides a powerful sedative effect. Another way to consume it is in drops or capsules that can be obtained in any health food store.
It is really simple to prepare an infusion of valerian, just boil 500 milliliters of water and add 1 tablespoon of dried valerian root, cover and let stand for just 5 minutes.
You can drink 2 cups of this infusion a day and it will be enough to take advantage of the anxiolytic benefits of valerian.
This exotic flower is another plant quite used to appease the nervous restlessness. Its action on the symptoms of anxiety is as effective as any prescribed anxiolytic.
As with other sedatives, it causes some drowsiness, so you should be careful with the dose you take, because if you exceed the dose you may suffer dizziness and confusion.
In order to ingest it, it will be enough to put a few drops of the extract of passionflower in a glass of water, not before asking the apothecary which is the correct dosage according to his age and weight.
A study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania showed that continued consumption of chamomile for at least two months significantly reduces anxiety symptoms.
This is because chamomile has a compound that acts on certain brain receptors, which makes this plant an optimal fighter against anxiety.
In fact, the results of consuming a rich chamomile tea are very similar to the effect of drinking a valium.
So, if you’re going through a moment of nervousness, it’s best to boil a cup of water and add a small handful of chamomile flowers and after straining you can enjoy this very efficient tea.
If you want to add a plus to chamomile tea, you can add a couple of lemon balm leaves and take better advantage of the calming properties of both herbs, which act directly on anxiety symptoms that cause stomach pain and cramps.
Linden or Linden
Linden, also known as linden, is another herbal medicine used to soothe symptoms caused by anxiety attacks.
Indeed, many people before an interview or a major test drink a cup of linden tea to calm their nerves and thus be more relaxed, and although it is not as potent as valerian, it can also be very effective.
Linden tea can be prepared by adding one tablespoon of this herb to 1 cup of boiling water, letting it stand for at least 5 minutes. 3 cups a day will be enough to calm the typical nervousness of anxiety.
Certainly green tea is counted as a stimulant, but it turns out that some studies have managed to show that this tea very popular in Asian culture is also beneficial for treating anxiety.
These scientists attribute to L-theanine the stimulation of the neurotransmitters in charge of inducing relaxation.
On the other hand, this same compound puts a brake on the alteration of the heart rate when it rises. It also has the property of helping to regulate high blood pressure.
In the study that concluded that L-theanine found in green tea helped combat anxiety, a group of people who were prone to this disorder and were able to relax after consuming 200 milligrams of this organic compound were evaluated.
However, green tea is much easier to brew because it is so familiar. A tea bag in a cup of boiling water each morning will fill your day with energy and optimism.
Another tea that is useful for anxiety is lettuce tea, the best thing about this tea is that it can be taken every day without producing side effects. Lettuce leaves have soothing qualities that even improve digestion problems.
To prepare this tea should weigh 80 grams of lettuce per liter of water to prepare, unlike the other tea already mentioned is that in this case join both ingredients to boil together for at least 5 minutes and then let it rest covered for 10 minutes more.
Finally it is strained and can be enjoyed on an empty stomach or between meals about 4 times a day.
Although it is not a tea, another home remedy for anxiety is lavender. Essential oil is regularly available in health food stores, but what is effective on anxiety is actually its intoxicating aroma.
Indeed, a drop of lavender essential oil on the pillow will give the wearer a restful sleep even when suffering from insomnia.
A little dry lavender can also be boiled in a pot of boiling water and inhale its vapour, breathing deeply for a few minutes to find relaxation.
Another way to take advantage of the goodness of lavender is to consume a specialized pill made from this medicinal plant, in fact, it has been scientifically proven that its consumption effectively reduces generalized anxiety disorder as does a lorazepam pill, which is an anxiolytic that is acquired with a recipe very similar to valium.
Other Tips for Calming the Tide of Anxiety
Another very natural way to calm the anxiety caused by daily stress is to practice some activity that is relaxing for those suffering from this disorder.
Among the most recommended anti-anxiety activities you can find the practice of Yoga, concentrating on the gentle movements while doing deep breathing will disconnect any of the stressful situations of life and by adding meditation you learn to look at the circumstances from different perspectives, just make sure to meditate on things really transcendental.
Another flattering practice is to take long walks or jog under open skies, which also helps to disconnect the body from daily stress.
In addition to the long walks or the continuous practice of Yoga you can acquire the habit of taking baths with sea salts, preferably scented with lavender or chamomile, for sure after a good bath with these essences and the wonderful salts the body will rise in a state of total relaxation.
All it takes to fight every day and overcome anxiety is easy to acquire or prepare, to take personal time, to write a diary, to smile in the face of adversity by looking with gratitude at what you really have will make the everyday something extraordinary.