Magnolia bark Calms frazzled nerves!
It’s even more effective for anxiety than Valium, reports the Journal of Pharmacy and
Pharmacology, thanks to natural sedatives that lower the stress hormone cortisol and promote production of GABA, an anti-anxiety chemical released by the brain—all without making you tired or groggy! Magnolia bark also aids sleep if taken 20 minutes before bed. One option: Swanson Magnolia Bark, $3.99 for two bottles of 60 400-mg. capsules, Swansonvitamins.com.