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Treating Anxiety And Depression With Herbs

Treating anxiety and depression using herbs is a good alternative to using the conventional method of prescription drugs. These side effects of resorting to using prescription drugs and be long-term, harmful, and sometimes do not adequately address the anxiety and depression issues.

Using herbal remedies allows the person in the anxiety and depression condition to be treated in a natural way which deals with the social anxiety disorder and the body’s chemical imbalance that causes the depression in the first place.

Of course, there are some herbs that are found to be more effective than others when treating these conditions. It should be noted however that in order for these herbs to have the desired success rate or results, the diet of the individual must be well balanced and healthy.

All these elements combined together will contribute to a better sense of calm and relaxed mental state.

Magnolia bark is a powerful herb used to treat insomnia problems which is one of the underlying causes of depression and anxiety.

Phellodendron bark is another fundamental herb used in ancient Chinese medicine to actually arrest stress build-up and also relieve anxiety conditions. It works by regulating the

cortisol which is effectively the stress hormone.

St John wort is used to treat depression and anxiety in only small doses. So when using this herb, prudence must be exercised.

Valerian is regarded as the most powerful herb available to address depression and anxiety issues. It works to positively influence the body’s chemical makeup of certain elements.

Lemon balm is also popularly referred to as a calming herb. It is mostly used for its almost sedative-like inducing properties.

- Misty Cassady

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