Posted by Chantel Martiromo, Article By Kyle J. Norton
Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state
triggered by feelings of fear, worry, uneasiness and dread, etc. It is a
normal reaction to a stress that allows a person to cope with the
situation during emotionally difficult time. But when when anxiety
symptoms escalate or become excessive, it can lead to anxiety disorder.
Women and anxiety
shows that women experience more episodes of anxiety overall than men,
especially a few days in the beginning of the menstrual cycle.
1. Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis):
Chamomile, a time-honored sedative herb, is widely used in teas for its relaxing and calming effects, specially in South America, and Mexico it is used as a herbal medicine to treat restlessness and irritability, particularly in children.
2. Lavender (Lavandula officinalis):Lavender is a gentle strengthening tonic for the nervous system to treat moderate depression and for generalized anxiety disorder.
3. Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata):Passion flower is an important herb to treat insomnia caused by anxiety,
epilepsy, neuralgia, and withdrawal syndromes from opiates or
benzodiazepines due to its sedative effect of centrally acting
substances such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, alcohol. in a study of
Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety: a pilot
double-blind randomized controlled trial with oxazepam by Akhondzadeh
S, Naghavi HR, Vazirian M, Shayeganpour A, Rashidi H, Khani M.,
researchers found that Passiflora extract is an effective drug for the
management of generalized anxiety disorder, and the low incidence of
impairment of job performance with Passiflora extract compared to
oxazepam is an advantage. A large-scale trial is justified.
4. St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum):
John's Wort has been used as sedative agent as imipramine or
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat mild to
moderate depression causes of insomnia. In a study of Equivalence of
St John's wort extract (Ze 117) and fluoxetine: a randomized,
controlled study in mild-moderate depression by Schrader
E., researcher found that Although hypericum (St. John Wart
extracted, Ze 117) may be superior in improving the responder rate,
the main difference between the two treatments is safety. Hypericum
was superior to fluoxetine in overall incidence of side-effects,
number of patients with side-effects and the type of side-effect
5. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis):Valerian has been used as a sedative agent to treat against insomnia, nervousness, and restlessness by many herbalists.
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