Natural remedies for anxiety?

Hello everyone, I was wondering what is good to relieve anxiety that is natural. I’ve tried many medications and they all gave me bad side effects which often exacerbated my anxiety. What is natural that helps? I know exercise is great, but what else helps? Are there any supplements that help a lot?

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  • Susan Yarrawonga

    Anxiety is a state of fear of real or imagined danger, which is manifested as increased heart rate, trembling, panic, weakness, extreme fatigue and stomach or intestinal discomfort.

    Anxiety, depression, nervousness, worry or stress can cause over 100 symptoms or health problems as as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGkmYCx0ZQ5CUA.T4L5gt.?p=%22over+100+anxiety+symptoms%22&fr2=sb-top&fr=ush-ans&type_param=&rd=r1

    Prescription medication for anxiety, stress, nervousness, depression and worry can give you bad side effects so natural remedies are often much better.

    Natural remedies for anxiety, stress, nervousness, worry and depression include exercise, Yoga, Chamomile tea, Melatonin, 5-HTP, Valerian Root, other herbs, vitamin B complex and other remedies as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22natural+anxiety+remedies%22&fr=ush-ans

  • Meditation

  • Ale-ale-jandro

    weed (for some people) and meditation. not at the same time though. you need to be able to focus to meditate

  • *Blush*

    -Magnesium
    -Proper sleep schedule
    -Regular daily exercise
    -Some people find yoga, meditation, or keeping a journal to be helpful too

  • ChemoAngel

    A double tea-bag cup of Chamomile Tea, a 1/2 bagel with Jelly and a banana. (Sounds dumb but it works)

  • MC2=E

    There are ways to try and keep on top it without resorting to taking unproven concoctions or illegal substances’

    see link

  • Demonia

    Valerian root and Rescue Remedy spray.

  • Robert

    Hello Derper,

    The brain, and therefore the mind, can cope with a high level of modern stress, but can begin to show symptoms of failing to "keep up", if your nutrition is lacking. An indication of this happening can be the sort of difficulties you are experiencing.

    The first thing to try is to ensure is that you have a normal balanced healthy diet, so that your body and more specifically here the brain, gets all the levels of vital nutrients it needs for coping with any stresses in your life.

    Consider taking a look at the following web page:
    http://www.homehealth-uk.com/medical/healthybalanceddiet.htm

    In addition I would recommend wholemeal bread with none of the fiber removed. You can tell if it is genuine wholemeal because it weighs more than usual bread and you will find that the loaf cannot be squeezed easily.

    I would also suggest a portion of almonds on a regular basis. Almonds contain a wide range of amino acids which your brain needs. You can chop the almonds up and add them to plain LIVE yogurt. "Live" means that it contains friendly bacteria, that will produce important vitamins for you, while also protecting you against harmful bacteria. You can flavour the plain yogurt with fruit, maybe honey; anything you fancy – but add these things yourself choosing natural ingredients.

    Try to avoid eating anything that can cause "brain irritation". These are usually non-natural substances which take the form of artificial colourings.
    Start to look at the ingredients for the things you eat.

    Vitamin C (with Bioflavonoids required so the vitamin C can be properly absorbed) helps the brain cope with stress. I would suggest you get this in supplement form from a health food shop, as the amount that you need for treatment is more than you would be able to obtain from food. The dosage should be not less than 500 mg tablets. Try one 500 mg tablet twice daily but you can increase the dosage if required.

    Having done that for at least two weeks, if you do not find significant improvement, consider consulting a properly qualified herbalist.

    One of the other contributors has suggested cannabis. This is a poison that will progressively badly affect memory and reasoning.
    Please consider the information at the following link:

    http://www.talktofrank.com/drug/cannabis
    At this URL see the tab called "The Risks".

    I hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Robert.

  • Kathy Miller

    I vote for the 5-HTP in the morning on an empty stomach and 1 mg of melatonin at bedtime. Also you can get a magnesium supplement, crush it up and put it in a warm glass of milk at bedtime. If you don’t drink a lot of whole milk and eat cheese, then I suggest a calcium/magnesium supplement with at least half as much magnesium as calcium. Do the same, crush it up and mix it with a warm glass of whole milk at bedtime.
    Jonathan Parker, at Quantum Quests has a great guided meditation that works good for anxiety called Pathways to Meditation. He also has many specific guided meditations one might be for anxiety. His meditations work. They are not cheap your probably looking at 50 or 60 dollars, but they are worth their weight in gold.

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