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7 Natural Ways to Help Alleviate Anxiety

If you have anxiety, we don’t need to tell you how it can affect it your life – it can make simple things seem more difficult, from something as easy as a conversation with a neighbor to going to the grocery store.

While there’s no miracle overnight “fix” for anxiety – there are ways to help alleviate it and improve your quality of life. While medications are very helpful in a lot of cases, it’s not the only solution – you can start working towards more natural ways to keep your anxiety in check so you can start living life to the fullest. Here are seven suggestions…

1. Chamomile

If you’re feeling especially jittery, a nice warm cup of chamomile tea can help soothe away negative feelings associated with anxiety, according to Health.com. There are some contents of chamomile – Matricaria recutita in particular – that “bind to the same brain receptors” as anti-anxiety drugs like Valium, notes the source.

If you don’t have time to brew up tea, you can take chamomile as a supplement, adds the source. Health.com cites a study from the University of Pennsylvania that showed anxiety patients who took chamomile supplements for 8-weeks “had a significant decrease in anxiety symptoms compared to patients taking placebo.”

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