What are the best herbal remedies for anxiety?

The best herbal remedies for anxiety is eating a healthy, whole foods diet emphasizing fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts and whole grains. This is the best insurance against attacks of anxiety.

Fruits and vegetables are best eaten raw, since many vitamins and the enzymes are destroyed by cooking. Other home remedies for anxiety are foods rich in the B vitamins, such as whole grains, nuts, green, leafy vegetables, nutritional yeast, eggs and fish for healthy nerves.

Other herbal remedies for anxiety are oats, which are wonderful for the nervous system. Eat them as porridge or soak them overnight for a Swiss muesli. Hazelnuts are a valuable healing food for the nerves, most effective when freshly ground. 15-20 hazelnuts provide enough high-quality protein and nut oil for a meal. Honey dissolved in warm milk also has a calming effect on the nerves.

Nutritional supplements

The B vitamins lend the nervous system excellent support. They have been found to stabilize the body's lactate levels, which are responsible for anxiety attacks. Vitamin B6 is particularly important. For those who lack the enzymes to convert vitamin B6 to its active form, use pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P). This is the form needed for direct assimilation.

A lack of calcium or magnesium is also responsible for nervous tension. These minerals relax a tense and overwrought nervous system. Take these natural supplements for anxiety before bed to improve sleep.

Vitamin C is another excellent remedy vitamin that combats the effects of stress; take the variety with bioflavanoids, which occur naturally with Vitamin C in food. it has been known to calm anxiety.

Herbal remedies for anxiety

In combination with stress-reducing techniques, herbal remedies offer calming relief of anxiety.


Borage juice exerts a specific, stimulating effect on the glandular system and also acts as a general tonic and purifies the blood.

Take 1 tbsp. with water daily for two weeks.

St. John's Wort

St. John's wort juice is a nerve tonic for depression and nervous exhaustion caused by excess strain.

This herb is best taken in combination with valerian juice. For tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1-2 tsp. of St. John's wort. Steep for ten to fifteen  minutes, strain and take 3 times daily or take 1-4 drops tincture in liquid, 3 times daily.


Skullcap is valuable in combating generalized anxiety disorders, stress and tension. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1-2 tsp. of the herb, steep for 10-15 minutes, strain and drink 3 times daily, or take 2 drops tincture in water, 3 times daily.


Ginseng taken in combination with royal jelly are also natural cures for anxiety. It is a great energy booster and lifts the spirits. Take 1 tsp. of royal jelly in a cup of ginseng tea daily.


Take a relaxing bath of a combination of herbs like lavender, thyme, lemon balm and camomile followed by peppermint and lemon balm tea before going to bed for a restful, healthy sleep.


For severe anxiety, add 1 drop of valerian oil to bath water. Valerian is one of the best herbs for anxiety and tension (steam inhalation of essential oils is not recommended for asthma sufferers). For a relaxing tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tsp. of valerian root, steep for 20 minutes drink one hour before retiring or when feeling anxious. Intervals of 2-4 week breaks are recommended to avoid habituation.

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