Natural Remedies For Anxiety Disorder

 

fresh lavender and massage oilLiving with anxiety disorder can be nightmarish at times. When work, family, money or love gets out of control, so do your heartbeat and then your breathing and then your mind. There’s no relaxing now. You’re in full panic-attack mode.

There are more than 3 million cases of anxiety disorder in the U.S. each year, according to Mayo Clinic. Some patients are treated with counseling and medications, such as antidepressants. Other patients, however, opt for a more natural route.

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Here are some natural remedies to keep your anxiety disorder at bay:

Chamomile

This style of tea is a known to mimic the affects of Valium. Try a cup before bed or during a stressful day at work or home to calm down any jittery moments.

Green tea

Experts say the amino acid in green tea, called L-theanine, can slow an increasing heart rate, reducing anxiety.

Hops

Yes, you read right. Hops are typically found in beer but the bitter herb is an oil that is also used in aromatherapy.

Lemon balm

Folks in the Middle Ages used lemon balm to help with sleep. It’s also a stress reducer that is usually sold as tea or capsules.