Herbal Medications for Stress

September 21, 2008 · Print This Article

Herbs have been around for a long time and have been used to treat various medical problems. The natural properties of herbs have been known for centuries and modern science is continuing to study them. With advanced medical technology, it is possible to increase out knowledge of plant and herb extracts and discover the medicinal qualities present in each herb. Stress problems are no exception. While it may be tempting to go to a doctor and get a prescription drug to help combat excessive stress, using a natural remedy as a first line of defense can be a lot safer.

With herbal medications for stress, you reduce the risk of side effects from the drugs. Also, there is a less likelihood of adverse reactions when used in conjunction with other medications you may be on. While there are some natural remedies that may have addictive qualities, the odds of these are much less than with the chemical medications commonly prescribed. Herbal supplements are proven effective and are safer to the body that their chemically based counterparts. In addition, herbal supplements tend to be a lot less expensive than prescription medication. They also do not require a visit to the doctor, a fee for the visit or exorbitant prescription costs.

With the increasing popularity of herbal medications for stress, though, unfortunately come those who want to exploit the trend. They often make unfounded claims and charge more money than the supplement is worth. Claims of miracle cures and companies that do not have independent research backing up their claims should be avoided. As tempting as it may be, do not buy into the hype of a particular product. Instead see what proof there is of success in its use.

PureCalm is a product that has cited success cases. It is based on lavender, Melissa Officinalis and Passiflora Incarnata to help calm the patient. The results are nearly immediate. Anxius is another product that claims to be a lot more effective than the prescription medication. Triple Complex Mood Tonic is another positively reported product on the market today that helps alleviate stress. In addition to these pre made and pre mixed herbal supplements, there are also various oils and extracts of herbs that can be used to combat stress including passion flower, vaerian, kava, Pantothenic acid, Calcium, Magnesium, B vitamins and chamomile.

Herbal supplements can be found in supermarkets, health food stores, vitamin stores and online. In addition to using the herbal medications for stress it is also advisable to use other natural treatments in tandem. This includes natural body cures and holistic treatments such as yoga, relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, visualization and aromatherapy. The combination of herbal stress medications and other remedies can increase the effectiveness of the overall cure to where prescription medication is no longer necessary.

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