Dealing with anxiety the natural way
Don’t worry be happy’ is easier said than done, for anxiety spares no one. When unchecked and uncontrolled, it can even drive a person to depression. Excessive worry is a key symptom of anxiety. Amongst most people, anxiety is a temporary state that dissipates after some time. Ordinary anxiety is a product of circumstance and disappears after some time. As one re-adjusts to changed circumstances, gains control over the anxiety-producing environment and comes to terms with altered relationships, the clouds of anxiety slowly drift away. Clinical anxiety, on the other hand, can develop into phobias, obsessivecompulsive syndrome and posttraumatic stress. Clinical anxiety requires medical treatment. If unchecked, it can become deep rooted and have serious repercussions. Herbal remedies like Kahwa tea and chamomile tea help soothe frayed nerves. Kahwa is essentially a muscle relaxant and is also recommended for menstrual cramps. It is a natural remedy for stress, nervousness and overworked people. Kahwa is not addictive and calms the nervous system without interfering with mental alertness. However, if you are already taking antidepressants or medication that affects the central nervous system, consult your doctor before using Kahwa. Chamomile is a herb that has a soothing, sedating effect on the body. It is also known for its antispasmodic effect on the gastrointestinal tract. It is not habit-forming nor is it toxic. However, some people can be allergic to it. Just one cup of brewed tea should help calm your frayed nerves. Good nutrition habits and sleeping patterns can also help combat anxiety. People suffering from anxiety need to maintain a special diet that emphasises on replacing nutrients lost during stressful periods. Anxiety patients often eat enough, but not the right kind of food. Refined and junk food creates stress on the system, as does sugary and fried food. Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol do more harm than good.