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What natural remedies can help you relieve your anxiety and add to your anti-anxiety arsenal? Lots! Here are some of the best out there!
One of the greatest differences between the world in which we live today and that from a few decades ago is in its pace. The life of a modern human being revolves about goals, objectives and deadlines, not to mention the fact that the living environment we live in has become much more claustrophobic.
We’re not just talking about prison-cell-like office cubicles, but also about noisy, crowded public spaces. To make this bad situation worse, even the online environment is no longer a safe place. Some people, try to fight off this anxiety with antidepressants, while others turn to natural remedies. Here are 6 proven recipes.
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Instead of going with valium that causes side effects like shakiness, an unsteady walk and even troubles with coordination, you could turn to the natural remedy such as valerian.
This amazing herb has been used for several thousand years by various nations and civilizations and it helps not only with anxiety but insomnia as well.
Word of advice, using valerian root to make a hot beverage is one thing, while purchasing a valerian-based product is something completely different. You see, in some cases what you bought won’t actually have valerian inside, but will only be a product of false advertising.
Another popular food that helps fight anxiety is none other than honey. On its own, it has some calming properties, but the best of all is that you can mix it into a wide array of drinks and dishes and get the same effect. Aside from fighting anxiety, honey also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Still, in order for it to become a real remedy, you will have to consume it in great quantities, which shouldn’t be that much of an issue for those with a sweet tooth.
3. Lemon Balm
According to experts behind Happy Healthy Wellbeing Centre, there is a lot of data published about the ability of common lemon balm to combat anxiety. This particular remedy helps you fight anxiety in several ways, both directly and indirectly.
As a mild sedative, it helps calm you down if taken over the course of at least two weeks. Additionally, seeing how it also helps with sleep problems, it also indirectly helps you be overall more relaxed and well rested, both of which indirectly helps fight anxiety.
Most people don’t know this, but for a while now, depression has been associated with the low levels of folic acid in one’s organism. One of the best, and tastiest, ways to make up for your folic acid deficiency is with the use of asparagus. Like with the honey, it is quite hard to come up with a meal to which you couldn’t add it.
The most popular choice is of course steamed asparagus, with grilled coming as a first runner up. As a side dish to meals such as fish, poultry, meat or even eggs, this tasty vegetable can easily be integrated into your day-to-day eating regimen with incredible ease.
Next tasty addition to your anti-anxiety arsenal are the majestic blueberries. Packed with both vitamin C and an abundance of antioxidants, these berries help boost your body’s regeneration rate.
For a while now, there are some studies on the ways in which antioxidants help fight stress when added to one’s diet and people who have tried this practice can usually confirm first-hand, although this usually gets attributed to the placebo effect. They can be added to one’s cereal or even a fruit yogurt and in this way even unnoticeably integrated into one’s nutrition.
In the very end, it is vital that we mention one of the most popular herbal teas out there- the chamomile. This particular herb possesses about 1.2 percept apigenin. When the amount of this substance is increased in your organism it significantly reduces the anxiety one feels.
As a side-note, you need to start taking this herb at least eight weeks in order to start giving some noticeable effects. It is also vital to mention that this particular hot beverage often gets prescribed to those suffering from a generalized anxiety disorder.
The effects of this particular tea are, on the other hand, definitely not a placebo.
Even though every single one of the items on this list can be useful in your fight against the anxiety, there are other things you should consider as well.
Staying physically fit can help you cope better with outside pressures; a sound mind in a sound body. Another great idea is to have a hobby that can be your exhaust vent, as well as your own mental sanctuary where you will be able to retreat when the going gets tough.
Finally, learning some breathing exercises, buying a stress ball and surrounding yourself with people who have a calming effect on you also helps. All in all, your options are quite numerous and, at the end of the day, the state of your mind is your own choice.
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This post was contributed by Chloe. Chloe Smith is a cycling enthusiast, business consultant and a part-time writer always willing to share tidbits of advice. She believes that passion, courage and, above all, knowledge breeds success.
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