Treating Anxiety with Herbs

Treating Anxiety with Herbs
The fast and competitive world of today often takes its toll on the health of people. The most affected is the mental health of the people which is severely affected by the rigors of modern life. Anxiety and depression are unfortunately not considered as a disease. As a matter of fact, disturbed behavior due to anxiety is often rebuked by everyone.

Such persons are in dire need of counseling and medication under the supervision of a competent psychiatrist.

Conventional antidepressant and anxiety drugs often can lead to addiction and when the medication is stopped, it can cause severe withdrawal symptoms. Hence more and more doctors and psychiatrists are opting for herbal remedies. Numerous herbs have been known for its anti-depressant properties.


These herbs have been in use since ages especially in ancient forms of medicines. The biggest benefit of using these herbs is that it is devoid of any form of side effects that are common with conventional anti-depressant drugs. Herbal remedies for anxiety are relatively simple to use and there is a wide choice of drugs that can be used for treating anxiety.

One such herb which can be used with confidence for treating anxiety is Chamomile. Chamomile can be taken in the form of tea. It is a pleasant drink with a pleasing aroma that can help the depressed get over their melancholy.

Another herb which has been used extensively in the region s along the Pacific coast is Kava. Kava is a pepper-like plant and its roots have been used by the natives for treating anxiety. The kava root is powdered and soaked in water or milk. It should be never heated or its property will be lost. Kava root contains kavalactones.

The drink is very soothing and a feeling of well being. However, the Kava drink must not be used for long as there is a possibility of liver damage in some. There are many similar herbal preparations that are used for anxiety. However, before starting any herbal remedy, it is advisable to seek a consultant's help and advice.