botanical medicine

botanical medicine

The Best Herbs for Anxiety and Stress Relief

 

As if the everyday stresses of living with a chronic health condition like fibromyalgia aren’t enough, chronic pain depletes your body of endorphins, the natural compounds that relieve stress, pain, and depression. Stress and anxiety have a direct impact on pain levels, and so the cycle goes around and around. Fibromyalgia, anxiety and stress may go hand-in-hand, but you can fight back with herbs — the safe, reliable, natural option for relief of stress and anxiety.

 

Why Use Herbs?

 

Herbal medicine has been used to treat stress and anxiety for thousands of years, and modern research confirms that herbal medicine is a safe and effective alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmaceuticals often cause multiple undesirable side effects, including drowsiness. Most herbal remedies for anxiety and stress are gentle and free of side effects — but that doesn’t mean they’re weak. Herbs […]

Patricia Bratianu is a nurse and a registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. She has a Ph.D. in natural health and is passionate about helping people find health care options that work for them.