Living in a state of anxiety may be the new normal, uncertainty seems to pervade
every aspect of our lives. Fears of losing our jobs, (or not finding one), frayed
personal relationships, tainted foods and medicines, terrorists, pirates, and
a thousand other worries are heaped onto a life already moving at a hectic pace.
This constant level of anxiety takes a toll, on both a physical and emotional
level. For some, the fears become so overwhelming and out of control that they succumb
to panic attacks.
There are many herbal remedies that can support relaxation and help us regain balance.
For cases of mild to moderate anxiety
take an herbal tea break (and skip the coffee) with soothing and nourishing
lemon balm tea
, linden flower tea
or oatstraw tea
. These herbs are safe and effective for
anyone who feels frayed or stressed. The classic herb
is one that is especially in tune with women, and sipping the motherwort tea brings back harmony and balance. Skullcap tea
is useful for anxiety of all sorts, particularly for hormonal mood swings associated with PMS
Tinctures Tinctures are an easy way to incorporate herbs into your daily routine and allow for more exacting doses. California poppy is an anti-anxiety herb that works well as a tincture. California poppy tincture can be combined with kava, lavender, passionflower, St. John's wort, and/or valerian to create a custom mixture that addresses your individual symptoms.
Baths: Soaking in a hot tub of water works wonders on
body and soul, adding herbs turns a routine bath into a luxurious
spa experience. Chamomile ,\ lavender, rose
petals,and patchouli are
among the many soothing bath herbs you can choose from.
Aromatherapy: Infuse the air of your home and workplace
with grounding and centering blends anchored with sandalwood, cedarwood,
frankincense or benzoin.