Those that previously had very little exposure to anxiety, may be experiencing more significant anxiety due to the COVID. There are natural ways to treat anxiety. But the word anxiety is due to adrenaline, a neurotransmitter, having a stronger impact in the body.
Herbs can be used to balance mood during these anxious times. Herbs can be very powerful and have effects on health conditions and interact with medications.
Herbs that support GABA: GABA in a calming neurotransmitter involved with mood, emotion and motor control. Passiflora Incarnata (Passion Flower), Piper Methysticum (Kava Kava), Scutellaria lateriflora (Skullcap), Hypericum perforatum (St. Johns Wort), Withania somniferum (Ashwaganda), Valarian Officinalis (Valarian), Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Leonurus Cardiaca (Motherwort), Lavender,
Herbs that support the stress system are called adaptogens: Rhodiola, Eleuthrococcus , Panax Ginseng, Withania somniferum (Ashwaganda) , Glycyrrrhiza (Licorice)
Herbs that are sedating: Piper Methysitum (Kava Kava), Passiflora Incarnata (Passion Flower), Valarian Officinalis (Valarian)
Herbs that help anxiety: Scutellaria lateriflora (Skullcap), Hypericum perforatum (St. Johns Wort), Tilia Tormentosa (Linden), Leonurus Cardiaca (Motherwort), Verbena species (Vervain)
This article is not for diagnostic or prescribing purposes. Those wishing help on how to assess and prescribe herbs based on individual needs, health conditions and medications should seek qualified help.
Naturopathic Doctors are trained to naturally balance mood when the individual is assessed and a specific plan suited for that person is created. We take into account health status, current medication and current mental triggers.
Call the Natural Care Clinic if you would like to have individual natural support for anxiety. 905-631-0880.