what herbs or suppliments help with anxiety?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shannonsparkles, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    My anxiety's pretty low-key, but I want to have it gone. Are there foods or suppliments that help with this? What makes us anxious anyway? Thanks! Shannon :)
  2. MamaR

    MamaR New Member

    Please ask around....but my daughter-in-law suffered anxiety really bad, and she was told to take high doses of evening primrose oil. I will call her tomorrow and ask her the doseage.
    The health food store can tell you a safe level...but I will check and get back on this.
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  3. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    for the info. Any other goodies y'all? Thanks :)
  4. Jeanne-in-Canada

    Jeanne-in-Canada New Member

    nothing better that I know of. Herbs like valerian are also used if anxiety is more acute. A nice herbal blend of chamomile and catnip (w/ added St. John's if you like) can really calm you at night. The loose herbs can be found at health stores that sell bulk herbs, and it's cheap to take this way. Also, a nice cup of tea is much more soothing than swallowing a pill.


    ps. valerian is very pungent, you definitely want that in pill form, not tea.
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  5. jfrustrated

    jfrustrated New Member

    I use Bach's rescue remedy: sublingual drops from the health shop that I take when I feel anxious. They work quickly. There are other types of drops around made from things like bush flowers etc., but the Bach is the best, in my opinion.

    It is also fine with babies and animals. I give it to my cat before her vet visit - I take some too.!!!!!!!

    Do not know why, after 40 odd years, I suddenly developed anxiety attacks and occasional full blown panic attacks. I travelled around China by myself before I got sick without anxiety - now I often get anxious when I go out to water the garden.
  6. elastigirl

    elastigirl New Member

    Sometimes I get a bit of jittery energy after taking my B vitamins. When this happens, I take one Valerian capsule to take off the edge. Doesn't seem to decrease my energy much, but it does seem to smooth out the jitters.
  7. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    they are easy to grow. The research I did on it said that all parts from the flowers to the stems and leaves are all useful. Some varieties also produce fruit. Check the bigger online nurseries for various types. I know Park carries several and even Ebay under "vine" has had them. I know some herbal places sell the dried parts too.
  8. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    I'll look these up!
  9. kalaya

    kalaya New Member

    As already said valerian root is very good and so is Passion flower.Also Skullcap is another great one and don't be scared off by the name it is called skullcap due to the shape of the herb not because it has eerie harmfull effects.Also hops and German Chamomile.You can get pills that have a combination of all of these.God bless
  10. scrappnmom

    scrappnmom Member

    One that is really good to keep around for those anxious times is L-Theanine! My chiropractor got me started on that. It helps me go to sleep too!