One of the most natural ways to help maintain overall health and emotional balance is the use of herbs and vitamins. Herbs and vitamins are used around the world to help provide support for those coping with anxiety, depression, stress, sleep difficulty, and cognitive function issues such as ADD/ADHD. The following are some of the most widely used herbs and vitamins.
St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort is perhaps best known for its antidepressant qualities. Many people use St. John’s Wort to help alleviate the symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and restless sleep. (Read More)
Valerian Root has been traditionally used as a natural sedative, and is often used for a variety of issues including tension, anxiety, panic, mood fluctuations, and sleep difficulties. In smaller doses, Valerian Root relaxes the central nervous system, and higher doses can improve sleep quality. (Read More)
Aswagandha Root, or Winter Cherry, is one of the most used herbs within the practice of Ayurveda, a centuries old medical system that originated in India. Ashwagandha is known as an adaptogen, which means that it naturally strengthens the body’s resistance to stress. Historically, Ashwagandha has been used for mental and physical fatigue, depression, memory support, anxiety, and mood fluctuations. (Read More)
American Ginseng is generally used for overactive behavior, mental fatigue, memory difficulties, problems with mental clarity, and other issues related to ADD/ADHD. (Read More)
Rhodiola Rosea, or Arctic Root, is native to Siberia, and is used widely throughout Eastern Europe as an adaptogen, increasing the body’s ability to resist both physical and emotional stress. Those with anxiety, panic, mental and physical fatigue, and depression find Arctic Root helpful to alleviate their symptoms. (Read More)
Chamomile is one of the best-known natural remedies for sleep difficulties and restlessness. This herb is also useful for anxiety-related issues such as tension, nervous agitation, and gastrointestinal trouble. A mild sedative, Chamomile is safe for both children and adults, and has historically been used in overactive children for its calming effects. (Read More)
Hops are generally used for relief from sleep difficulty, anxiety, and stress-related issues such as restlessness and tension. (Read More)
Vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system, enhances function in the nervous system, and supports the growth of tissue in the body. When these functions are properly supported, the body is better able to handle stress and anxiety.
Lemon Balm is considered a calming herb and is used for anxiety, overactive behavior related to ADD/ADHD, restlessness, sleep difficulty, and gastrointestinal disturbances. Its effects are very mild, and Lemon Balm is considered safe. (Read More)
Thiamine, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, and Biotin make up the B-vitamin complex, a group of vitamins that play an integral role in various physical processes. B-vitamins help support energy, reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, and have an effect on neurotransmitter availability in the brain. Deficiencies in various B-vitamins can create a number of problems.