Treating anxiety and depression using herbs is a good alternative to using the conventional method of prescription drugs. This side effects from resorting to using prescription drugs and be long term, harmful and sometimes not adequately addressing the anxiety and depression issues.
By using herbal remedies it allows the person in the anxiety and depression condition to be treated through a natural way which deals with the social anxiety disorder and the body’s chemical imbalance which causes the depression in the first place.
Of course there are some herbs that are found to be more effective than others when treating these conditions. It should be noted however that in order for these herbs to have the desired success rate or results, the diet of the individual must be well balance and healthy.
All these elements combined together will contribute to a better sense of calm and relaxed mental state.
Magnolia bark is a powerful herbs used to treat the insomnia problem which is one of the underlying causes for depression and anxiety.
Phellodendron bark is another fundamental herb used in ancient Chinese medicine to actually arrest the stress build up and also relief the anxiety condition. It works by regulating the cortisol which is effectively the stress hormone.
St John wort is used to treat the depression and anxiety in only small doses. So when using this herb, prudency must be exercised.
Valerian is regarded as the most powerful herb available to address the depression and anxiety issue. It works to positively influence the body’s chemical make up of certain elements.
Lemon balm is also popularly referred to as the calming herb. It is mostly used for its almost sedative like inducing properties.
Hops powder formally used primarily to treat insomnia, is now recommended for its assistance in treating depression. However at this point, it is still not conclusively proven that this herb is the only contributing factor in the success of treating depression.