Anxiety causing problems in your daily life? Have a look at these natural home remedies for anxiety relief.
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It's said that over 40 million people in the USA suffer from anxiety. That's over 18% of the entire United States population yet only around one in three get treatment for their anxiety issues. If you're suffering from anxiety and are looking for non-prescription cures and aides then consider this list of the best home remedies for natural anxiety relief. As always, note that this is not medical advice and those with serious anxiety issues should always consult their doctor first.
Drink Chamomile TeaChamomile contains apigenin and luteolin which promote relaxation. Try two to three cups daily when feeling anxious. Buy some now at Amazon (affiliate link).
ValerianValeriana officinalis is a well known sleep aid often used for insomnia as it will make you sleepy. The sedative compounds make this a sleep aid as well so it's best used in the evening before bedtime. Buy some now at Amazon (affiliate link).
Cut The CaffeineReduce or eliminate caffeine as caffeine is an energy boosts that can make you jittery and anxious. If you can't cut it out completely try reducing your intake slowly.
L-theanine & Green TeaL-theanine is an amino acid found in green tea that can help slow rising heart rates and blood pressure and possibly even reduce anxiety. You can try the tea or purchase an L-theanine supplement. Buy some now at Amazon (affiliate link).
ExerciseExercise is good for so many things in your body and it can help with anxiety as well. The important thing is exercising on a regular basis. Find a program that works for you, even 20-30 minutes daily is a good start, and stick with it. For more on this read Effects Of Exercise On Medical Conditions and Health Benefits Of Exercise.
LavenderIt's been suggested that the smell of lavender might be an "emotional" anti-inflammatory. Try using some in an [PID:134] or apply to your skin as needed. Buy some now at Amazon (affiliate link).
Omega-3sEating a healthy amount of Omega-3 fatty acids is a good way to keep anxiety in check. These can be obtained through fish oil supplements but also in many normal foods like hemp seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, flax seeds, spinach, and many others. Try Matt's Miracle Salad Recipe and you'll get plenty! Buy some now at Amazon (affiliate link).
Eat!Starting your day with a healthy meal is a good start and can help your body deal with increased anxiety. But if you feel an attack coming on go grab something and eat it. Anxiety attacks can be caused by drops in blood sugar so having a quick snack and bring things back into balance.
It's Not So BadA panic attack can grow from nothing to a major hurdle in no time simply by the way you look at a situation. Are you turning a minor concern into a catastrophic concern? In many cases that's how a panic attack kicks in. Stop and take a few deep breaths. Take a short walk around your house or outside if you can. Clear your mind for a bit then come back to the issue and think if it is really as bad as you first made it. Will this matter tomorrow? Next week? Next year? Think on a longer timeline and you'll realize that most big issues aren't that big.
Kava RootKava is used to improve mood and ease anxiety and might be worth a try. First up, make sure it won't interact with any medications you're on and use as directed. It's not for everyone and should never be used with alcohol. Buy some now at Amazon (affiliate link).
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)5-hydroxytryptophan, or 5-HTP for short, is a supplement synthesized from tryptophan which can help with sleep issues as well as anxiety. With that in mind, don't try it during the day as it may make you sleepy. Make sure you don't take it with any other medications without talking to a doctor first. Buy some now at Amazon (affiliate link).
GABA (Gamma aminobutyric acid)GABA is an amino acid responsible for relaxing muscles and decreasing anxiety in your nervous system. It can be found as a supplement and because it has a sedative effect don't use it during the day or with other medications or alcohol. Buy some now at Amazon (affiliate link).
Smoking & AlcoholSmoking and drinking can cause all sorts of problems in your body, not to mention that Alcohol Causes Cancer. We all know these are bad habits for our body but if you suffer from anxiety issues your drinking and smoking habit could be making that problem worse. Quit now for many, many reasons!
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