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6. St. John’s Wort
This herb has been used for centuries as a natural antidepressant. St. John’s Wort has successfully been used as a replacement for prescription antidepressants for those with mild to moderate cases of depression. This herb sometimes affects sleep patterns, so you would be wise to consult with your doctor or an herbalist before consuming this herb. If you experience unwanted side effects, then choose another herb. St. John’s Wort can also help cramps, bruises, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
This beautiful flowering plant has very mild narcotic compounds that encourage deep, restful sleep. In addition to helping most people fall asleep, this herb can also help daytime anxiety attacks. Passionflower (passiflora) can be consumed as a tea, as a capsule, or as a tincture.
Cannabis, or cannabis oil, is perhaps the most effective way to reduce social anxiety and, when consumed regularly, it has been shown to be an exemplary tool for the relief of depression. Cannabis and cannabis oil has so many health benefits in addition to relieving depression and stress that it really is something that can help almost everyone. Cannabis can fight psychotic disorders, tumors, reduce inflammation, and stop seizures and neurodegeneration as well as stimulate new neurons in the brain. If cannabis isn’t legal in your area, perhaps it’s time to join the fight to make it legal.
9. Kava Kava
This is an excellent herb for the relief of anxiety and feelings of nervousness, especially in social settings. The native Polynesians encouraged the ceremonial drinking of kava kava to foster more social interactions during community functions. Kava kava is a very mild sedative which can reduce feelings of nervous tension and anxiety while still allowing friendly conversation. Kava kava has antispasmodic compounds and pain relievers. This makes kava kava the perfect remedy for migraines and insomnia, plus skin, nerve, or muscular problems that result from pain.
10. Oat Straw
Oat straw can help treat feelings of anxiety, but it is also very effective in the treatment of shingles, migraines, and even epilepsy. Oat straw is especially helpful when it comes to calming the nerves of those who are trying to detox from alcohol or drug addiction, and it is the perfect herbal supplement for those who are trying to curb nicotine cravings.
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