Herbal remedies for Anxiety

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Morning,

could anyone recommend any herbal remedies,

I have mild to severe anxiety where my body starts to twitch, tingle, vibrate and also experience crawling sensations with oh and I have a rather anxious mind.

Any help is really appreciated.

Thank you

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    Ashwaganda is one of the best herbs for anxiety, because it's an adaptogen (look them up). Passionflower, lemon balm, valerian, St. Johns wort, and chamomile may also be helpful. You may read of or be told of Kava Kava, a very helpful herb, however it is very hard on the liver, so if this one is used you must be extremely careful. These herbs can be taken as a supplement or in a tea. There is also a supplement called 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) which sounds unnatural but is fully natural and helpful. I hope this helps.
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    Morning Richard, i woukd try the Bach flower remedies, which you can get from any good health shop like holland & barret.

    They are all for various complaints and are easy to take each day, just a few drops in water. Kalms are also good, but check with the staff at the shop to see if its ok to take together. Hope they work for you!.

     

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    Good morning Richard.

    I just wanted to know if you have tried conventional medicine, as opposed to purely herbal and hemeopathic remedies?

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    Anxiety is your subconscious telling you something is wrong and needs to be resolved. I don't think any herbal remedy will do that. I wish they could, but no
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    i take magnesium for anxiety 500mg
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    Hi Richard.  I take L-theanine and Lemon Balm capsules by Viridian.  They take the edge off and help me sleep.  Going to look into taking B vitamins and Magnesium too as they help with the nervous system.  I also think some sort of therapy/relaxtion helps too. xx
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    Sounds like red bull to me, ha, anyway look on line there's not a lot, but the powered magnesium called calm is awesome , you get it at health food stores, tastes like a fizzy drink, excellent, it costs 25 bucks, but we'll worth it, all your electrolites need to be understood, please study them.
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    Hi Richard

    This is an interesting post because

    I've been in your situation and now I find

    Myself back on prescription meds

    I think I was trying to get by just on herbal

    Supplements but after trying a few I was never really in the clear

    Taking herbal remedies is similar to that

    Of a drug it's going to take a few weeks to build up in your system there's no quick fix

    Also they may not work aswell

    What I tried

    Magnesium / calcium

    L tyrosine

    5htp

    B vitamins

    Vitamin d

    Omega 3

    Valerian root

    Ginkgo biloba

    There's probably some more all obviously not took at the same time also some were to treat low mood , fatigue , energy etc

    there was an improvement taking 5htp

    50 mg twice daily on an empty stomach

    Some compare it to anti depressants

    Some even say it's bettter because 5htp

    increases serotonin levels

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    One of my friends swears by Peace & Calming Essential oil. One drop on the bottom of your foot. She also uses a dffuser with it. She said it helps her sleep, and she does not wake up feeling drugged. I do not use it, due to taking prescription meds., and not sure how well that would mix.
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