The fast pace of modern life has led to many of us becoming victims of depression and anxiety. Anxiety and depression often occur together and are a malaise of today’s society. Yet, only one third of people suffering from mild to severe forms of anxiety and depression are willing to get treatment. Of the many anxiety cures available, there are a variety of natural anxiety supplements. They are effective, safe, and do not lead to addiction. Apart from supplements, meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises are also considered beneficial in the treatment of anxiety.
Here are some well-known natural supplements that help battle anxiety:
Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi) is a renowned natural anxiety supplement. It is available as an extract, syrup, and as capsules and tablets.
Convolvulus pluricaulis (Shankhpushpi) is used as a brain tonic as well as a natural anxiety supplement. It is helpful in the treatment of epilepsy, mental disorders, and in overcoming anxiety.
Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) has been in use as an anxiety treatment for more than 5,000 years.
Use of Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi) in anxiety treatments has been described in Ayurvedic texts. The extract and juice of the stem is a boon to the minds of depression and anxiety sufferers.
Glycirrhiza glabra (Mulethi) is a common kitchen herb that cures sore throat and cough. But surprisingly, its root is very effective for as an anxiety cure. Most formulations for anxiety treatments contain this herb.
Centella asiatica (Mandookparni) is another anxiety natural supplement available in capsule/tablet and syrup forms. It relieves tense, coiled nerves and is effectual in overcoming anxiety.
Passiflora incarnata (Passion flower) has been used as a folk remedy for anxiety and depression as well as sleeplessness. Recent studies recommend incorporating it in anxiety treatments.
Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) is a flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. Anxiety treatment formulations frequently contain this flower.
Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort
) is a mild sedative having a calming effect on the nerves. It is a major herb in most formulations for anxiety treatments.
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