Research on most herbs has been limited, but some herbs appear to be helpful in alleviating stress. The following are considered to be effective. Kava-kava is helpful for nervousness, stress, and anxiety. Lavender is suggested for loss of appetite, nervousness, and insomnia. Lemon Balm is recommended for nervousness and insomnia. Valerian can help nervousness, insomnia, stress, and anxiety..
Herbs to Avoid
Just as some herbs may have a role in combating anxiety, other herbs can actually perpetuate problems.
In the May 2000 issue of Herb & Dietary Supplement Report, registered pharmacist Daniel T. Wagner makes an important connection with depression and the use of guarana. There he warns that certain
From the book
Depression, the Way Out,
Nedley Publishing, Ardmore, OK, 2001
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