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5 Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress – Take back your life, the natural way

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Regardless of whether you have a full-on anxiety disorder or if you are just losing your bearings for the time being and having a little freak-out session, you may not want to be medicated in order to combat the feelings and emotions that accompany such episodes. Luckily, there are many natural remedies for anxiety and stress as well as other related issues that will all help you to effectively combat the symptoms that you are experiencing.

Let’s take a look at some of these alternative treatments.

5 Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress – Results from Nature

AnxietyPanda highly recommends opting for natural remedies for anxiety and stress relief. They are safer and less invasive than modern medication and offer many other accompanying benefits. Side-effects are minimal or non-existing compared to those that usually accompany meds.

Chamomile Tea – What is it and what does it do?

Chamomile Tea
Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is made from the dried flowers of the Asteraceae family of plants (daisies) and is well-known for it’s anti-stress and calming effects on the body.

Depending on where you are in the world, you will have a different variation of the tea available to you due to the vast variety of plants in the Asteraceae family. German and Roman varieties are the most common and have the strongest concentrations of beneficial nutrients.

Chamomile tea has many health benefits if taken on a regular basis, including anti-inflammatory properties, skin care, relief of menstrual pain to name but a few.

For the purposes of this article, we will only be focusing on the tea’s relief for anxiety and stress, although the research on the effects of chamomile tea on anxiety and stress is mostly inconclusive.

You will need about 2-3 cups per day in order to start reaping the benefits of this tea for your anxiety or stress relief, but the more the merrier.

The tea helps the body with the release of serotonin and melatonin hormones, which are known to successfully combat stress and worry. The tea also contains apigenin and luteolin – two chemicals which are well-known to promote relaxation. Some researchers believe that this tea can function just like Benzodiazepines (prescription anxiety medication), where it binds to the benzodiazepine receptors in the brain.

An AnxietyPanda Warning: A very low percentage of the population have negative reactions to the tea, so please do consult your health provider before attempting to treat yourself with this tea.

Lavender Essential Oil – Scent Relaxation

Lavender oil is obtained from the flowers of L. angustifolia by steam distillation processing and has long been known as one of the top natural remedies for anxiety and stress. It is often incorporated in aromatherapy treatments for these type of conditions.

It is said that the oil contains more than 160 constituents (components) that contribute to the plant’s healing effects. The four main ones are linalool, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-ol, and camphor.

Lavender Bath and Essential Oil

Although lavender can also be taken in capsule form, it is most commonly available in liquid and dried forms.

Add about 6 drops of the essential oil to your bath water, soak and relax. Or, add about 3 drops to your palms and rub it onto your neck and temples.

An AnxietyPanda Warning: If you are also using any form of Benzodiazepines, please do consult your health practitioner before using Lavender as it may increase the amount of drowsiness associated with these drugs.

Amino Acids – Your building blocks to an anxiety and stress-free life

Targeted use of amino acids can help to greatly improve your anxiety and stress levels, but be careful – using too much may cause reverse effects.
It is known that amino acids could show you the results you need within days, instead of weeks like many other natural remedies. You will find them in suplement form at pharmacies or health stores.

An AnxietyPanda Warning: It is important to consult with your healthcare provider on the dosages needed for your specific situation as the various amino acids have different effects depending on what is being targeted.

Here is a list of anxiety-specific amino acids and what they do:

  1. Glutamine – Calming and helps with blood sugar balancing.
  2. GABA – Eases physical tension.
  3. Tryptophan – Eases anxiety in the head. AnxietyPanda Tip! It can make you nicer!
  4. L-Theanine – Promotes relaxation without sedation and eases stress.
  5. Serotonin – Helps defend against not only anxiety but depression as well.

Nature at your service – Can you spare 21 minutes?

Studies have shown that with only 15 minutes of sunlight, and 21 minutes of exercise per day, you will experience a decrease in anxiety-related symptoms.
And, don’t worry – we’re not saying you have to go spend a strenuous time at the gym. Go for a walk, go for a jog, do some yoga or pilates. As long as your body is moving. That’s all that matters.

It will take your mind off of stress and the increase in body heat, as a result of the exercise, creates a response in your body that can lift your mood, make you feel more relaxed and lessen general symptoms of anxiety, guaranteed!
Best of all, once you start to feel better, exercise will also help to keep the anxiety and depression from coming back again.

Exercise in nature
Enjoy exercising in fresh air

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Combine the above with a clean, well-balanced diet and you’ll be well on your way to feeling great not only physically, but mentally as well.

Go to sleep – Quality trumps Quantity

Go to sleep
Sleep well

By sleeping, you are clearing the mind of the stressful or emotional events of the day.
It is recommended to get between 7 and 9 hours of high quality, uninterrupted sleep. Because lack of sleep is a leading cause of anxiety disorder, it is important to get the best possible amount of quality sleep. 

Here are some tips to help you fall asleep:

  1. Go to bed and wake up at the same time, every day.
  2. Have a bedtime routine.
  3. Don’t drink caffeine for about 6 hours before bedtime and alcohol from about 3 hours before bedtime.
  4. No exercise, 2 hours before bed.
  5. Keep a journal.

All the above natural remedies will assist you in falling asleep easier.
An AnxietyPanda Tip! Try not to nap during the day and to read, rather than watch television before bedtime.

Anxiety and Stress can be beaten naturally

Stress and anxiety is a natural part of many’s daily lives. But, too much stress or anxiety can have terrible effects on our lives or well-being. Many do not want to use medication and some have adverse effects to medications and would rather choose a natural option to help with their conditions.

Did You Know? Online Therapy is a very popular and cost-effective form of treatment that will compliment your natural treatments completely. offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy online so that you can get the treatment you need from the comforts of your own home. Read more about Online Therapy and the advantages thereof by clicking HERE.

There is an abundance of natural remedies for anxiety and stress available these days and this article have covered but a few of them. The remedies covered here today have been proven effective and don’t usually cause any adverse side-effects.

What are your experiences with using natural remedies for these conditions? Do you have any that you wish to be seen added to the list? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

An AnxietyPanda Warning: Should your anxiety levels increase, please do consider the help of a professional. The condition is treatable and you don’t have to spend you life feeling the way you do.

*This post was originally published on 2 April 2018.

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  1. Meditation and journaling helps a lot as well. And I drink ārepa every day which has l-theanine 🙂

  2. Md Tariqul islam Md Tariqul islam

    Hi ,thank you for sharing your blog post…It so helpful!!! give me some advice.I will wait for your reply

  3. Simply close your eyes for a minute and walk yourself through a peaceful scene. Think about all the sensory experiences you’d engage in and allow yourself to feel as though you’re really there. After a few minutes, open your eyes and return to the present moment.

  4. Very good content! These 5 remedies are really great to think to make healthier naturally. I appreciate it and thanks for sharing.

  5. Jamie Jamie

    Great article! I loooove chamomile. Anyone interested in this stuff should definitely check out the book Everyday Roots. It teaches you how to replace all the toxic chemicals in your life with healthy organic alternatives. Its completely changed my life and how I feel everyday! 🙂

    Heres a great review of everday roots:

    Keep up the great content!

  6. Simon Simon

    I think getting a consistent quality sleep pattern is hugely beneficial for a healthy lifestyle and to combat anxiety issues, the reason we swap the bed every 5 years. Like you mention 7-9 hours represents a third of your life sleeping therefore why scrimp on quality when choosing the replacement.
    Coffee and cheese keeps me awake therefore I restrict my intake on an evening meanwhile alcohol is something my wife & I do without, we’ve seen far too many lives fall apart in the past.
    A few of our friends have suffered severe anxiety issues which has unfortunately led to alcohol abuse. What a state they have gotten themselves into, certainly put us off drinking. Looking back I wish we had pressured them more to socialising in their early stages of anxiety, maybe they could have overcome the problem. It’s an awful illness, there’s always an excuse not to socialise,

    • AnxietyPanda agrees with everything Simon says. Every body is different and anxiety is different for is a pity that it often goes undiagnosed and you end up losing out on a lot of your life. It helps to know one is not alone, though 🙂

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