Herbs/supplements for stress?

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by HeavenlyRN, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. HeavenlyRN

    HeavenlyRN New Member

    Does anyone know of any herbs or supplements that work for stress? As most of us do, I have a lot of stress in my life right now, most of it unrelated to my FM.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks - Jan
  2. hermitlady

    hermitlady Member

    B vitamins are always mentioned for nervous system support. My doc has me take Ashwaghanda and Holy Basil in addition to my vitamins and anti-depressant meds.

    As you've probably already done, I'd hit the google page!

    Good luck.
  3. bonsor

    bonsor New Member

    Stress conditions are due to your reaction to stimulus the only effective "cure" is to change how you react. By eliminating obnoxious people/work conditions you can lower your "stress" load. To limit the damage done and facilitate healing learn how to activate the "relaxation" response" it's the basis of all meditation methods but with out the mumbo jumbo.
  4. Many herbs and natural substances are marketed as remedies for stress, but such products are unlikely to be the answer to the stresses of life, experts say.