Natural Remedies for Anxiety/Panic?

I’m looking for natural remedies for anxiety/panic attacks. Its for a friend, drugs are NOT an option. I stopped by the health food store today, but there were so many options. I want to recommend something effective. I have heard good things about Rescue Remedy, and so bought some of that. Has anyone had good results with this or anything else? She has panic attacks related to severe social anxiety. Also, if anyone knows of a good book or website where I could learn more about panic remedies, that would be much appreciated. Thanks! -Neb


  • retpo

    I have used valerian root off and on throughout the years to calm, soothe and relax. It is available in capsules at the health food store for under $15.

    I’ve recently been under a lot of stress that for me, manifests as depression. I’ve recently started using neuro linguistic programming (NLP) and it is working wonders! It also is supposed to assist in panic/anxiety issues. Go to and read through their information. It’s inexpensive, low one-time cost to reuse over and over again, and has a 60 day money back guarantee.

    Hope this helps.

  • efxdc x

    Negative emotions (like sadness, stress, anger, etc.) causes your Serotonin production to be low; when your Serotonin level is low, you are more prone to getting Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, etc.

    Medication like Antidepressants (SSRI – Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) helps to boost Serotonin level.

    But there are natural ways to do it without medication. There’s this strange herb called "St John’s Wort" – it is said to be more effective than Prozac. No, it is not for mild depression only and ignore those sayings. In fact, it does help anxiety and panic-attacks as St John’s Wort works like prozac. Other natural ways will be exercise, diet, more exposure to light, etc.
    The problem is that, even if your Serotonin is balanced… you have that "learned behavior" in your mind. You need to break that initial cycle to destroy that learned behavior – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) does this. A technique that you can use without CBT will be Distraction… There are several other techniques to help cope them!
    Ok, to use Distraction: Firstly, try to….

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  • evelyn c

    After all the remedies mentioned did not work for your friend, why not try suggesting this …………. PRAYERS. It works wonders.

  • holyoke

    liquor is natural.

    I’m not trolling!

  • leecy

    The Bach Flowers (rescue remedy) are good, I used some today at work after i spilt a shelf of massage oils all over myself and the shop floor. They are safe to use for everyone. Another thing you could give her along with the rescue remedy is a bottle of neroli essential oil, it has a very similar effect to rescue remedy, it smells really nice which is good because what you smell effects your emotions, she may respond well to a pleasant smell, with that she can dab it on her wrists and smell it or put some on a tissue or use it in a bath, essential oils have lots of uses. Look it up if you like. I found some info for you but im sure there is lots more out there.
    good luck

  • thom t

    A nice glass of wine…I said ONE glass.

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