Natural Remedies for Anxiety
herbs which are calming, deeply relaxing and nourishes the nervous system

Taking natural remedies for anxiety and stress such as whole foods and herbal formulas are especially important when you are suffering from nervous system disorders.  Anxiety can be free floating, which means it comes and goes. This often happens when there is too much stress in life; emotional, physical and/or dietary.

Holy Basil
Lemon Balm
Wood Betony
Wild Lettuce

Deep relaxing, calming and nervous system nourishing herbs are known to help:

  • Strengthen & repair the nervous system
  • Relax a tense body & tight muscles
  • The body relax for good sound sleep
  • Calm us and quiet anxiety

Especially great for those who are:

  • Fearful/cry easily
  • Nervous/jumpy
  • Anxious
  • Ungrounded
  • Unfocused/experiencing brain fog
  • Agitated
  • Tense

Natural remedies for anxiety and nervous system disorders

Anxiety can happen due to:

  • Depletion of nutrients
  • Poor food choices, which over stimulate the nervous system and adrenal glands and rob the body of health.
  • Being overworked and or overwhelmed with life's responsibilities.
  • Having too many demands in life such as: university and working; high school and after-school activities (music, sports,etc.); raising a family while working full time.
  • High expectations from family members, oneself, friends

OR Anxiety can be due to:

Some suffer from dysregulation, which causes constant anxiety; mild to extreme. This can be caused by:

  • PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
  • Trauma; childhood abuse, head injury, rape
  • Extreme stress

OR Anxiety can be due to:

  • Asperger's/Autism spectrum disorder
  • Parkinson's

Natural Remedies for Anxiety and the Nervous System 

If suffering from dysregulation, talking with an EEG-Neurofeedback specialist and a whole food nutritionist can give you some insight on what is happening with your brain and how working with the brain’s pathways and whole food nutrition can:

  • Change your brain 
  • Heal your gut
  • Repair the nervous system
  • Stop anxiety
  • Give you sound sleep
  • Relax tight tense muscles
  • Bring you back to your true self

Taking this blend of herbs is very helpful for calming our mind and nervous system when battling anxiety, body tension, stress, and/or sleeplessness. I like to take this blend with Super Greens which are full of nutrients that replenish our adrenal glands and increase circulation, providing us with true natural energy.

Make your own herbal formula with herbs which are known to mainly help with liver detoxification, keeping the skin clear, clearing excessive yeast over-growth, and support healthy digestion. One of my favorite books for making your own blends is

Herbal Therapeutic Dictionary

Holy Basil

Holy Basil  ocimum sanctum Part Used: leaf Taste: pungent Energetic: warm Effective form/Preparation: *infusion, *tincture, capsules, oil, tea, compress   Properties: *nervine, anti-inflammatory, is known to stop cells from mutating  Medicinal Use: helps with sleep, soothing to the nervous system, relaxes tight muscles, regulates blood sugar, calms the spirit (anxiety), makes one feel grounded and relaxed

Aromatherapy: Basil ocimum basilicum - analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, decongestant, expectorant


Skullcap scutellaria latiflora Part Used: leaf Taste: bitter Energetic: cool Effective form/Preparation: *infusion, *tincture, capsules, tea, compress, Properties: *nervine, anti-spasmodic, anti-anxiety (sedative), high in calcium, potassium and magnesium.   Medicinal Use:  Strengthens and soothes the nervous system, helps with restlessness, irritability, insomnia. Helps stop the mind chatter known as "monkey mind".  Especially good for  acute and chronic nervous system disorder from stress. 

Chamomile Flower

Chamomile flower maticara recutita  Part Used: flowers Taste: bitter Energetic: neutral Effective form/Preparation:  *infusion, *tincture, capsules, tea, compress   Properties: *nervine, *tonic, sedative, antispasmodic, antiseptic, anti-fungal, high in calcium and magnesium. Contains potassium, iron, manganese, zine and some beta carotene.  Medicinal Use: Helps with sleep. Soothes a nervous stomach caused by stress. Relieves indigestion, gas and flatulence. 


German Chamomile matricaria chamomilla - antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, supports the liver, sedative.

Roman Chamomile anthemis nobillis - *analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, support the liver, supports the immune system, sedative.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm melissa officinalis Part Used: leaf Taste sour/spicy Energetic: cool Effective form/Preparation: *infusion, *tincture, salve, tea, compress Properties: *carminative, *diaphoretic, calmative, *antipyretic, antispasmodic *nervine Medicinal Use: Soothes the nervous system. Acts like a tranquilizer Helps with melancholy, feeling homesick, depression, nervous or  hysterical.  As a salve for cold sore (herpes simplex).

Aromatherapy: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative,  *emmenagogue, sedative 

Ginger Root

Ginger Zingiber officinale Part Used: root Taste pungent/spicy Energetic: warm Effective form/Preparation: *decoction *tincture,  tea, compress, Properties: stimulant, *diaphoretic, *carminative, *emmenagogue, expectorant, *antiemetic, *analgesic, antispasmodic  Medicinal Use: Used as a carrier to assist other herbs for assimilation. Helps increase circulation. Helps with digestive issues; upset stomach, nausea, motion sickness, gas. Helps with lung issues, excess phlegm,  cramps, pain, spasms, sore throat, diarrhea and general coldness. 

Aromatherapy: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, digestive, stimulant.

Wood Betony

Wood Betony Betonica officinalis  Part Used: whole herb tops  Taste bitter Energetic: cool  Effective form/Preparation:  *infusion, *tincture,  tea, poultice, powder Properties:  analgesic, especially for face, head and nerve pain. Sedative.  Medicinal Use: Used in part of a formula for *neuralgia, migraine and  nervous tension pain. Helps the body relax from stress and tension. Helps expel worms. Supports gall bladder health. 


Hops humulus lupulus Part Used: female flower Taste bitter Energetic: cool  Effective form/Preparation: *infusion,*tincture, capsules, tea, compress, wash Properties: sedative, restorative for the central nervous system Medicinal Use: Helps with sleep/insomnia. Helps with anxiety and tension in the body. Helps with controlling nervous colitis and stomach ulcers. Used in a wash for ulcers, skin eruptions and wounds.

Wild Lettuce

Wild Lettuce lactus virosa Part Used: leaf, seed, oil Taste bitter Energetic: cool Effective form/Preparation: *infusion, *tincture,  tea Properties: anti-spasmodic, *nervine, sedative,   Medicinal Use: Insomnia. Anxiety. Muscle spasms. Menstrual pain. Hyperactivity in children. Spasmodic coughs and colic. Relieves body pain and strain. The seed oil is used for asthma, *dropsy, gout and jaundice.

If you are taking medication you may want to do some personal research or check with your doctor before taking herbal remedies to make sure there are no contraindications.  

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