Prolonged anxiety can be a serious illness that could lead to other serious medical issues. There are medications that doctors can prescribe to control chronic anxiety, but many people these days are opting for natural supplements to help control some of their medical issues rather than taking prescribed medication.
It is very important to thoroughly research any drug, natural or not, so that you understand all its capabilities, side-effects, and long-term implications. Before taking any medication, consultation with your doctor is important so that it is indicated on your medical record and to be sure that the natural supplement won’t have an adverse interaction with any other medication that you are taking.
There are lots of natural supplements on the market today, including many that are meant to treat or control an anxiety disorder.
Herbal Anxiety Supplements
Kava Kava is an anti-anxiety herb. It calms the nervous system as well as acts as a muscle relaxant and a mild sedative. It is great for helping with the treatment of tension, stress, irritability, and insomnia. This supplement should never be used with an anti-depressant that has been prescribed by a doctor. Make sure to read the label, carefully.
5 – HTP an extract from Griffonia Seed is building an impressive reputation for its alleged anti-depressive action and anxiety treatment. Many of my patients swear by it.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a mild sedative that calms the nervous system. It can also be used as a treatment for cases of mild depression, tension, and irritability. This is another natural supplement that should never be used in combination with a prescribed anti-depressant.
Damiana is a natural nerve tonic that treats anxiety and mild depression. It is well-known for its aphrodisiac properties.
Scullcup (Scutellaria lateriflora) is a mild sedative that works on nervous tension, nervous exhaustion, and some neurological and neuromotor issues.
Verbena (Verbena officinallis) is a tonic that treats nervous disorders, nervous exhaustion, and stress.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnate) is a non-addictive sedative and is good for the treatment of heart palpitations, anxiety, convulsions, epilepsy, insomnia, and stress.
Withania (Withania somnifera) is also known as Ashwagandha It is an ayurvedic herb that is used for helping with nervous exhaustion that is due to stress. It is revered as a nerve tonic in Ayurvedic medicine.
Natural supplements can be helpful when they are taken as directed, as long as they have been checked to make sure they will not react negatively with any other medication you may be taking.
It is in your best interest to get chronic anxiety under control, and anxiety supplements may be the best solution for you.