Menu
Categories
5 Herbs To Calm Anxiety (Without Being Drowsy)
April 8, 2015 Self-Help

Update: Buying each herb separately can be very costly as our member Brian stated in the comments section. It can cost as much as $86.00 to get all of these 5 herbs plus its not convenient to take 5 different pills. Here at AnxietyBoss.com we recommend Kalmpro anxiety supplement which contains all of these 5 ingredients and you can get it for $39.99 that is a $50 savings, click here to get it at special discount price. To see a KalmPro review by Dr. Carlo Carandang, please click here.

5-anxiety-herbs

Are you ‘swimming’ in stress, lately? Bills and worries piling up? Challenges sprouting up in your job, family, and home? You may be suffering from anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. and affect 40 million adults. Generalized anxiety disorder, on its own, affects 6.8 million adults, with women twice as likely to be affected as men.

Whether you’re suffering from a lifelong illness or simply going through a stressful period in your life, natural herbs can help. Here are seven that are particularly good for calming you down – without putting you to sleep. (You’ll notice we have left out kava and valerian for this reason).

1. Lavenderlavender

This is a flowering plant which is part of the mint family. Clinical studies have shown it is effective for treating anxiety disorders.

In fact, it has been clinically proven to be as effective as benzodiazepines. And that’s without the addictive potential and sedative effects.

It works similarly to these drugs in that it enhances GABA levels in your central nervous system. (GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter which calms the “Anxiety Circuits” in your brain.)

Dosage: Try about 80 mg/day of the supplement, or use the oil as an aromatherapy solution.

2. Passionflowerpassion-flower

This is also a flowering plant found in South America and Asia. Clinical studies have found it is effective for reducing anxiety and has the same kind of effect as benzodiazepines. It also has sedative properties and can be used to combat insomnia. This flower works the same way as Lavender in that it modulates the GABA levels in your central nervous system.

Again, similar to benzodiazepines but without the side effects.

Dosage: Try one cup of passionflower tea three times daily, 45 drops of liquid extract daily, or about 90 mg/day.

3. Lemon Balmlemonbalm

This is another herb which is part of the mint family. It is native to Europe and the Mediterranean, where it has been used for thousands of years as a sedative.

Clinical studies have found it works by increasing your GABA levels in the same way benzodiazepines do. It also decreases corticosteroids (Stress hormones) in your brain which helps anxious people who are constantly in flight-or-flight mode. And it can help to improve sleep.

Dosage: Use in aromatherapy, try 300-500 mg of dried lemon balm three times daily, 60 drops daily, or 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of dried lemon balm herb in hot water for a tea four times daily.

4. Inositolinositol

Technically this is not a herb. It’s a naturally occurring carbohydrate which is found in fruits and lecithin’s. And studies have found it can be as effective as prescription medications for treating anxiety. This is because it works in exactly the same way as those medications. What it does is it increases the serotonin levels in your central nervous system which helps to reduce anxiety.

And the best part is, this substance is non-addictive and non-habit forming. (Unlike most prescription medications.)

Dosage: About 200mg a day will do the work for you.

5. L-Theanine l-theanine

This is an amino acid found primarily in certain plants and fungi. It is also in green tea and has anxiolytic (Anti-anxiety) and calming effects.

This is because L-Theanine regulates your GABA levels and modulates the serotonin neurotransmitters in your brain. (The same as benzodiazepines and anxiety medications.)

Plus studies have shown it can improve concentration levels making it perfect for stressed out students.

Dosage: A typical cup of black tea contains only about 25 mg of l-theanine and green tea only about 8 mg. While a cup of tea may be calming, if you want more potent effects, try a supplement, about 200 mg a day.

Update: Buying each herb separately can be very costly as our member Brian stated in the comments section. It can cost as much as $86.00 to get all of these 5 herbs plus its not convenient to take 5 different pills. Here at AnxietyBoss.com we recommend Kalmpro anxiety supplement which contains all of these 5 ingredients and you can get it for $39.99 that is a $50 savings, click here to get it at special discount price. To see a KalmPro review by Dr. Carlo Carandang, please click here.

"9" Comments
  1. Is the code for one bottle or more? How long will it last because I cannot buy it now and I have to wait for my salary this week. Please let me know.

  2. thx for special link

  3. thank you for the 5 herbs and the link

  4. thanks for the list

  5. Just started on klmpro! i’m only on my first week but i feel incridible so far!

  6. I saw your story on CNN few weeks ago and decided to give it a try. I have been using the product for 6 wks (was taking 2 pills a day now 3 a day). Honestly, this is unbelievable, all I have to say. Thx dr carlo!

  7. Just placed my order for 3 bottles thank you

  8. As someone who tried many other medications I loved KalmPro more than any other. It tastes great and is easy to swallow unlike some of the other stress medicine. I agree in today’s society stress in almost inevitable so anyone can pretty much use KalmPro for stress.

  9. First of all thank you for the discount link, if anyone really wants to get rid of their anxiety, stress, anger, panic attacks or whatnot then make sure to incorporate good probiotics in your diet. There are tons and tons of studies that support how probiotics are vital to our gut and well being. Try probacto probiotics if you are taking kalmpro it costs $39.99 as well but its one of the best probiotics when it comes to stress. I been taking that plus kalmpro and its a match made in heaven.

    my 2cents
    Jacob

Leave a Reply
*