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Old 04-10-2005, 12:53 PM   #1
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Anti-stress/ anxiety herbs (tea)?

Hello,

Anyone knows of some good herbs or herbal teas that help to relax, relieve anxiety, stress etc?

 
Old 04-10-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
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Re: Anti-stress/ anxiety herbs (tea)?

Chamomile is always supposed to be good. I found a peppermint chamomile blend is nice.

Taking St Johns Wort worked wonders for me in dealing with stress and depression.

(Also make sure you are cutting out caffeine...that will help)

 
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Re: Anti-stress/ anxiety herbs (tea)?

The herbal supplements Kava Kava and Valerian root are excellent for that as well. They work as well as Xanax, but without the side affects. They work great for me.

 
Old 04-10-2005, 10:59 PM   #4
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L-THEANINE. It is an amino acid so it can be safely taken with prescription medications and over the counter ones as well. Look it up....this amino acid is wonderful and can be found in the majority of health food stores or can be located easily online. good luck!!

 
Old 04-13-2005, 06:16 AM   #5
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Have you thought of trying a product with adaptagens? Newsweek recently had a full page article on Rhodiola Rosea, which is an adaptagen, and stated research indicates this product may help relieve stress while boosting mental and physical energy. It went on to state that it may even help alleviate depression. For more than 45 years, more than 1200 world class scientists were involved in a project that led to groundbreaking discoveries and there have been over three thousand studies with five hundred thousand individuals. In the past I have been plagued with anxiety attacks and periods of depression. I have felt so much better and am able to cope now with the introduction of adaptagens to my daily routine.

 
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Re: Anti-stress/ anxiety herbs (tea)?

Hello everyone,
thanks for feedback.
Only one thing though, as far as Kava Kava and St.Johns Wort, I read that they also have negative effects on the brain, according to studies. I dont know if its true, but it was recomended not to take those as they are toxic or something like that (similar side effect to that of marijuanna). Once again I dont know if its true, just thought I note this anyhow FYI.

No I haven't tried adaptagens. I might try those. I have Valerian and Chamommile at my house almost always, those are nice.

Ok well if there's anyone else who knows of other herbs from stress and stuff, I'll be glad to hear about them as well. Thanks again.

 
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-valarian, chamomile, peppermint, passionflower, hops, lemon balm, skullcap and redbush teas.
-herbs in capsule form are stronger than teas. try valarian, vervain, and damanian. many combination prepartions also exist containing the above herbs in tablet form.
- rholdiola rosea, ginseng is good too but can worsen anxiety in some people. astragalus root helps the body adapt to stress and helps stop the immune system being weakened by the effects of stress.
- take 1000-2000mg of vit C a day, and 50mg of B-complex vits twice a day a day. stress depletes the body of these vitamins. taking 500mg of vit B-5 is very beneficial too.
- take atleast the RDAs of calcium and magnesium every day. magnesium is the anti-stress mineral and calcium calms the nerves.
- avoid too much salt, alcohol, caffeine, sweets. these all put a strain on the adrenal glands.
- L-theanine induces a sense of calm through raising the levels of GABA in the brain and to a lesser extent that of serotonin. it only takes 15 mins to kick in and the effect can last for up to 10 hours.
- serotonin levels can be raised more significantly through the supplementation of 5-HTP.
- lavender, clary sage, ylang ylang, chamomile and neroli are sedative essential oils.
- EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE!!!!! this really relieves stress levels and makes you feel and look great!

happy chilling.


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Old 04-16-2005, 02:54 AM   #8
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Wow! That's a nice piece of information. Thanks

 
Old 05-02-2005, 09:24 AM   #9
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Re: Anti-stress/ anxiety herbs (tea)?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarah2005
Chamomile is always supposed to be good. I found a peppermint chamomile blend is nice.

Taking St Johns Wort worked wonders for me in dealing with stress and depression.

(Also make sure you are cutting out caffeine...that will help)

Hi Sarah!!

Where do you get the peppermint/chamomile blend and what brand is it?

I'm always looking for new teas to try!!

Thanks
Pbaby

 
Old 05-06-2005, 09:14 PM   #10
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Chamomille is a miracle worker for me. But I go with any tea mix that states someting in "calming, relaxing, stress free, for sleep" any of those teas I go for it, I cant go wrong. I also stay away from caffeine and try to eat few carbs here and there, somehow they produce a sense of calmness to me.

BTW does anybody know of good brands where to get good St John's worth, or any anti anxiety herb tablets?

 
Old 05-07-2005, 06:33 PM   #11
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This isn't an herb or a tea, but it can be added to any tea. It is inositol, it is a natural glucose derivative that can be found in pill and powder form. You can get it at any health food store or anything along those lines. I have OCD and I swear by it. Good luck

 
Old 05-08-2005, 04:17 PM   #12
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Re: Anti-stress/ anxiety herbs (tea)?

hi crazygrl777, you said you used inisitol for your ocd. I want to try that as well. How much inisitol do you take? thanks

 
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