A Summary of Anxiety Disorders, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Natural Anxiety Remedies

Meditation Music

Meditation music is usually binaural or monoaural and will not make sense to someone expecting regular music. This kind of sound should be used cautiously because they directly interact with brain waves. Don’t play meditation music while driving or doing strenuous activities that need your 100% focus, like biking on a street. Not all natural anxiety remedies are devoid of side effects. Meditation music can be considered a downer or a tranquilizer if it were a drug. The pulsing beats could put an active wild animal to sleep.

Always buy CDs from a trusted source to get the authentic music. Many of these kinds of meditation sounds have subliminal messages that get repeated over and over in your brain. Already ragged and worn out from all the fears that you’ve been keeping, your mind may be more susceptible to subliminal hypnosis techniques than other people. Read reviews of CDs and meditation products.

Fragrances and Oils

Scents can cure stress and anxiety. Many people burn incense because of the mood the smell creates inside a home. Those who do not like the smell of incense burn oils instead. Set up your own zen room and just breathe in the scents of your favourite oils. Some of the effective ones are:

Lavender oil – This essential oil has been distilled from flowers of the plant and can induce a sense of peace when the fumes are inhaled. The lavender flower oil is colorless and very fragrant. It has been said to have a similar effectivity to low-dose lorazepam, a well-known anti-anxiety medicine.

Lemon or Citrus oils – Among the most common of antidepressant oils are those from citrus plants. Lemon oil, in particular, is said to be extremely popular among users of anti-anxiety drugs. This has been proven satisfactorily in the laboratory. While these fruits are common, it’s nearly impossible to extract the oils on your own. The extracted oil may come in branded packages.


Some natural anxiety remedies are herbs that are either ground and made into a tea at home, or extracted in the laboratory. These are usually bitter in taste and extremely potent. Beware of the possible side effects if you are brewing your own. It’s best to get a prepared decoction and use that instead of attempting to make your own tea. Some plant extracts are potent in a bad way. They could also cause allergies in some users.

Here are some of these herbs used as tea.

Hypericum perforatum – This plant is known as an herbal treatment for anxiety, stress and depression. The common name is St. John’s Wort. In the olden days, it has been said to promote well-being when drank as a tea. Mild depression in children is not a rare thing nowadays, so tea that can be safe for kids to drink are needed because they cannot take medication.

Mint (Piper) – Good for curing coughs and colds, this herb can also be useful as a tea for relaxation purposes. Inhaling the fumes of the hot tea before drinking can zap away all your worries and relax your mind. Many people drink mint tea or any beverage with mint to comfort them before sleeping. Some people sleep with the smell of freshly ground mint leaves on their bedside table.

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