Every individual experiences nervousness or anxiety in some part of their life. Anxiety is part and parcel of life as people feel anxious during many events or situations in life such as changing jobs, financial issues, etc. However, when symptoms of anxiety become larger than the events that started them and begin to interfere with the life of an individual, they could be signs of an anxiety disorder or nervousness.
It becomes essential in such cases to undergo better treatment for reducing anxiety or nervousness. There are many types of treatments available for treating different types of anxiety disorders or nervousness disorders. It depends upon the patient and many other factors to decide on the type of treatment required.
Some of the common types of treatment available are:
Home remedies and Ayurveda: Home remedies using ayurvedic herbs are very popular in India as the patients need not be scared of any side effects. The following are some of the natural Indian herbs that help in reducing stress and nervousness disorders.
In ginger, Gingerol named antioxidant is present which helps to deal with the harmful chemicals that our body produces when we are stressed. Patients suffering from nervousness are supposed to drink hot ginger tea by boiling 1 teaspoon of chopped ginger in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes. They can strain the water and add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice for taste.
Chamomile has a calming effect and hence has been used by ancient Greeks and Romans since ages as a herbal remedy. Mixing 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile flowers in 2 cups of hot water and letting it infuse for 2 to 3 minutes and drinking with lemon and honey will help.
3 : Ashwagandha
When someone is physically and mentally stressed, Ashwagandha is used as a rejuvenating herb that helps the body cope with such stress. Patients should take1/2 teaspoon of ashwagandha powder in a glass of warm milk and consume about half an hour before going to bed at night.
4 : Brahmi
Brahmi herb has good anti-anxiety properties. It is known to increase the levels of serotonin – a brain chemical that helps to promote relaxation. It is better to a heat1/2 cup of milk or water and 1/2 tsp of Brahmi powder for about 3 minutes and allowed to infuse for 2-3 minutes. To the mixture, honey can also be added for sweetness.
Lavender is also a herb that has been used since centuries as a natural remedy for anxiety and nervousness. Adding 2 to 4 drops of lavender oil in 2 to 3 cups of boiling water and inhaling the vapours with help in relaxing the nervous mind.
Tulsi improves the level and activity of antioxidants which safely interact with the free radicals and fight their negative effects. 1/4 cup of tulsi leaves should be mixed with 1 and 1/2 cups of water and cooked on a medium flame for 10 minutes. The mixture should be then strained and added 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. It is better to have this potion warm.
Homeopathy also has a good number of medicines for treating anxiousness or nervousness. The following are some of the medicines that can be used to treat nervousness problem.
The practitioners of homeopathy recommend aconite for treating intense, sudden anxiety, panic, or fear. Panic or fear may be related to past trauma. Symptoms of this type of panic include dry skin, dry mouth, and fast heartbeat.
2: Argentum nitricum
This is sometimes recommended for people with anxiety that is due to uncertainty. This includes claustrophobia, hypochondria, fear of heights, or fear of everyday things. Uncertainty-based anxiety could be accompanied with digestive disturbance, like diarrhea, and sweets cravings.
Ignatia is suggested for those experiencing anxiety from grief or loss. People who are often very sensitive and prone to mood swings, moving from laughter to tears are suggested to take this medicine. Ignatia is also recommended for people suffering from depression.
Homeopathy practitioners use phosphorus as it is thought to be good for social people suffering from nervousness. When anxious or vexed, their thoughts are not at one point and it becomes difficult to focus and get things done. Their anxiety may be tied to a need for approval in social circles or from romantic partners.
Silica is more like gelsemium and lycopodium. It’s for people who become nervous to try something new, talk in front of people, and get a lot of attention. They tend to become workaholics or spend more time working to calm their fears.
How to treat anxiety naturally?
The following steps will help in treating anxiety or nervousness naturally.
- Staying active by exercising regularly as it is good for physical and emotional health.
- Should not drink alcohol as alcohol is a natural sedative.
- Smoking also needs to be stopped.
- Avoid drinking coffee which contains caffeine.
- Should try to get some good sleep.
- Meditation also helps in most cases.
- Eating a healthy diet.
- Practising deep breathing or pranayama helps in overcoming nervousness.