Modern man has become more vulnerable to general stress, sedentary life, and the vice of uncontrolled overcrowding. All these factors affect physical and mental health, causing changes – from mild anxiety to despair. Herbal treatments can remedy these conditions, contributing to healing.
Anxiety is recognized if symptoms of dizziness, cold sweats, abdominal pain, tachycardia, lack of self-confidence, depersonalization, and fear of death or death occur in other areas.
Anxiety disorders affect women twice as much as men. Most of the sick recognize that their fear is irrational, they fight against it, but they can not defeat it.
Causes of anxiety are related to radical changes in life or events that induce anxiety, mental depression and intense stress. Also, it may be due to lack of rest and relaxation, excessive caffeine consumption (coffee, black tea, chocolate), hormonal imbalances (thyroid gland) and hypoglycaemia.
Panic is an acute form of anxiety that consists of a complex of physiological reactions of the body, with the production of adrenal glands by increased amounts of hormones, mainly adrenaline. Panic attacks occur at any time of day or night and can last from a few seconds to an hour.
It has been shown that many herbal and aromatic herbs, having relaxing and sedative effects, are beneficial in the treatment of anxiety if they are properly chosen with the particularities of the body.
In internal use, plants are used to calm the nervous system, balance anxiety and reduce palpitations, especially in panic attacks:
– infusions of lime, lavender, chamomile and jasmine flowers with effects in combating anxiety and insomnia;
– Melissa infusion, hawthorn flowers and leaves and willow or rosemary leaves;
– infusion of St. John’s Wort and geese, with calming effects and in cases of claustrophobia and agoraphobia;
– infusion of hop cones and roots of sweet calamus
– Infusion from valerian roots, with sedative effects against stress.
Beyond teas are effective:
– tinctures in alcohol 600 from lavender, hawthorn, valerian, rose, arnica and Passiflora;
– the essential oils of white sea buckthorn, jasmine, lavender, prawn and sage for massages on the temples and forehead and for spraying in a room of lavender, rose, jasmine, cypress, bergamot and ylang-ylang.
In the form of aromatic baths with lavender essential oils, jasmine and the tail of the rat, it provides a relaxing and calming effect on the nervous system and in the fight against anxiety and irritability.
A balanced diet can become a major factor in the treatment of anxiety, knowing that there are foods that reduce stress and panic, while other foods can make them more stressful.
Reducing the symptoms of anxiety is achieved by adding phosphorus through food. Analyzes show that celery contains more phosphorus than any other vegetable and is recommended to be consumed in the form of salad, which has the effect of lowering the level of stress hormones.
Every morning, on the empty stomach and in the evening, drink a glass of carrot juice, mixed with apple juice, in a 14-day cure.
Cabbage, lettuce and other crudities are good sources of antioxidant vitamins (A, C, E) that eliminate anxiety. Also, garlic, rich in allicin, has a powerful antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal effect, acting in lowering stress and high blood pressure.
Forest berries, especially blackberries, strawberries and raspberries, as well as strawberries, have a high content of phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin C and are indicated for pupils and students, especially during major exams, with about 3 weeks of cure .
Some seeds such as sunflower, rich in phosphorus, potassium, zinc and the vitamin B complex, sesame seeds that eliminate stress through zinc intake, as well as magnesium-rich nuts and hazelnuts that regulate functions adrenal. Some sweet fruits (bananas and dates) soothe anxiety.
As a primary objective, it is considered necessary to provide the optimal ceiling for natural and mineral vitamins (P, K, Ca, Mg, Cr) and for fish it is recommended to fish.
Sweeteners and refined sugary products cause a sudden increase in energy, with effects in adrenal gland exhaustion and triggering states of psychic depression, anxiety and irritability.
Salty foods (pickles, cans, ham, sausages, etc.) and animal fats induce emotional instability, increase blood pressure and deplete the adrenal glands.