While many people take commercially available anxiety drugs, there are others who desire to relieve their anxiety symptoms with natural herbal medications. While science and modern medicine donít have empirical evidence that proves the curative properties of these herbal anxiety drugs, many people take them as alternative medications.
As herbal medicines may not agree with your anxiety disorder, itís best that you consult a trained herbalist or your doctor before you start treatment with any herbal anxiety drugs. As herbal medications are ancient techniques there are some herbs that have been known to provide relief for anxiety. As with most medications, herbal anxiety drugs may not be suitable for pregnant women or for people suffering from other medical conditions. You should also avoid taking herbal medications if youíre currently on a course of treatment with other kinds of anxiety drugs or other mediations.
There are various herbal anxiety medications that you can use. Chamomile for instance has been used for centuries as a universal cure-all. It can be used for the common cold, insomnia, sore throats and for anxiety attacks. The best way to take the correct dosage is to consult an experienced herbalist for advice.
Chamomile can be taken in the form of an herbal tea infusion or as a liquid extract. Capsules, tablets, mouth washes, tinctures and Chamomile baths are also different ways in which you can use this herb. Pregnant women should not use Chamomile as it is considered a uterine stimulant. One other side effect of this herb is that if you are allergic to plants in the Asteraceae (Compositae) family; Ragwort, Asters and Chrysanthemums being a few; you should avoid Chamomile in any form as you may develop skin allergies and have difficulty in breathing amongst other symptoms.
Valerian is used to relieve anxiety and feelings of restlessness as this a naturally soothing herb. This herb is used to treat insomnia, depression, anxiety and stress. However pregnant mothers should not take Valerian as it may cause birth defects. People who are allergic to Valerian should avoid taking any herbal remedies that contain this herb.
Lavender has been used for centuries as an herbal anxiety drug to calm and soothe people suffering from anxiety, depression and insomnia. Lavender herbs are easy to find as many people like its wonderful fragrance and lovely color. You can use Lavender as tea, a bath or even inhale the soothing aroma.
St Johnís Wort is very highly regarded due to its relaxational effects, reducing stress and tension of everyday life. Mothers-to-be might want to avoid this herbal anxiety drug as there is not adequate information regarding its effect on the unborn child. This herbal anxiety drug comes in capsule or tea form.
There are other types of herbal anxiety drugs that you can use. However you should explore this avenue with your doctorís advice, especially if youíre pregnant or hoping to become pregnant as many herbal anxiety drugs may be a uterine stimulant.