Life is full of stresses leading eventually to anxiety or may be depression. It is always better to plan your daily activities in such a way that you have minimum anxiety during the daily activities. Despite this practice we may have a lot of factors that trigger anxiety. In our brain, a small part known as amygdala, deals with the anxiety mainly. So, anxiety is something which has to do with the neurological system of the human body and is not only a psychological disorder.
In order to manage the anxiety it is always good to know what are the main triggering factors and the symptoms of your anxiety. Common symptoms are anxiety are palpitations, stomach cramps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and emotional instability. Once known exactly then it will be very easy to counter it. It is always better to try natural and herbal remedies initially for the management of anxiety because some of these remedies are equally or even more effective than the prescription drugs for anxiety. Moreover, they have lesser or almost no side effects. In addition to these benefits, anxious people on remedies learn to cope with anxiety whereas patients of drugs do not develop this quality and become dependent on the drugs though out their life.
Here are few natural and herbal remedies for preventing and managing anxiety;
Deep breathing exercises – deep breathing or belly breathing exercises are very effective in relieving the stress. In such breathing diaphragm becomes the main muscle of respiration and eventually the heart rate and blood pressure drops which is helpful in the relieving the symptoms of anxiety like heart palpitations etc.
Cartnip – it is a herb of mint family used as a remedy for anxiety since long. It is effective in relieving multiple symptoms of anxiety like stomach cramps, anxiety spasms, irritability, headache, loss of appetite and loss of sleep. Moreover, it is helpful in relaxing the skeletal muscle spasm which are in continuous state of contraction due to anxiety.
Chamomile is a naturally occurring sedative agent. It not only relieves the abdominal symptoms of anxiety but also relieves headache and is good for the anxiety specifically in children.
Kava – it is also known as Kava Kava. It is an anxiolytic herb, most effective for moderate anxiety. Studies have shown that this herb not only relieves the symptoms related to anxiety but also improves the negative thoughts associated with anxiety.
In addition to these remedies physical exercises and diets are also very much effective in relieving the anxiety naturally.