Show 147: Reair – How to treat Anxiety with Herbalism and Essential Oils

How To Treat Anxiety With Herbs

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Clinical Anxiety Disorders affect over 40 million adult Americans while only a third of them receive treatment. Anxiety affects the rest of us in some form periodically throughout life. For Anxiety sufferers, the world of plant medicines can offer relief. Today, we’ll talk about natural treatment options for anxiety.

Herbs we discussed included:

  • Motherwort
  • Valarian root and flowers
  • Nettle
  • Oats oatstraw and oat tops
  • Skullcap
  • Hops
  • Chamomile
  • Passion Flower
  • Catnip
  • Hops
  • Lemon Balm
  • Borage
  • Holy Basil, aka Tulsi

Essential oils we discussed included:

  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Melissa (Lemon Balm)
  • Hyssop
  • Orange
  • Neroli (Orange blossom)

Flower Essences we discussed included;

  • Yarrow, Pink Yarrow, Golden Yarrow
  • Aspen
  • Mustard
  • Pink Monkey Flower
  • Oregon Grape

Homeopathic remedies we discussed included:

  • Kali
  • Hypericum
  • Chamomila

Books we mentioned:

For further information on Anxiety, search The Practical Herbalist using the search term “Anxiety,” or read our article entitled, “Anxiety: Natural Treatment Options,” or search the Anxiety and Depression Association of America online.

News:

The American Heart Association published a recent article entitled, “Potassium-rich Foods Cut Stroke, Death Risks Among Older Women American.” The study they cited talked about the importance of eating a diet rich in potassium. We discussed a selection of foods and herbs that are excellent sources of potassium for people of all ages and genders. Herbs and Foods discussed included:

  • Nettle
  • Dandelion
  • Corn Silk
  • Bananna
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Cheveril
  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Tumeric
  • Paprika
  • Rosemary
  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Dried Beans
  • White and Sweet Potatoes

Herbal 101

Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed infusions, what they are and are not, and what herbalists mean when they use the term infusion.

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Patrick Hunter

Patrick has been practicing herbalism and homesteading at home for over a decade. His favorite homesteading activities include woodworking, jamming, and roasting and brewing fine coffees. He also loves taekwondo and gaming with his son. He owns and operates Hunter Creation, provider of many graphic design services, including website design, web hosting, and graphic design.


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