You're anxious, worried, freaked. You're trying to juggle money, health, work, family and various priorities. Your heart is racing at a superfast rate. Your breathing is shallow and rapid, your mind is imagining doomsday, and you wish you could just relaxe, now! Whether you have a full-blown anxiety disorder or are just freaking out, you are always better off trying home remedies rather than medications!
Here are three home remedies to lessen anxiety:
* Chamomile Tea: For those jittery moments: a cuppa chamomile tea might help calm you down. Some compounds in chamomile (Matricaria recutita) bind to the same brain receptors as drugs like Valium.
* Lemon balm: Named after the Greek word for "honey bee," lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), has been used at least since the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, and help with sleep.
* Lavender: The intoxicating (but safe) aroma of lavender (Lavandula hybrida) may be an "emotional" anti-inflammatory.