Anti-Anxiety Herbs In One Pill

Against Heavy Medication

Woman in flower wreath

Woman in flower wreath

Addictive anti-anxiety drugs are notorious for their crushing side effects, at the same time there is little belief in society in the effectiveness of any herbal supplements in achieving sensible results.

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However, at the very least these herbs won’t nock you out and transfer you from one misery to another, but one may find them rather effective over the continuous use, while enjoying the safety and positive side effects of improved sleep, calmed nerves, spasmatic relief, lowered cortisol and blood pressure.

Calm Pill

CALM A.S.A.P. combines skullcap aerial parts, passionflower flowering vine, chamomile flowers, vervain aerial parts and holy basil.

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Here is a rundown of its anti-stress, calming phytonutrients:

1. Skullcap. Back in 1861, Dr. J.D. Gunn wrote in the New Domestic Physician or Home Book of Health, “Scull-cap is a valuable tonic nervine and . . . especially useful in neuralgia, convulsions, delirium tremens . . . nervous excitability, restlessness, and inability to sleep, and indeed in all nervous affections.” Today, skullcap (in the modern accepted spelling) has been extensively studied by Russian scientists. In their experiments, skullcap is proven to be a tonic, sedative, relaxant and blood pressure lowering agent.

2. Passionflower (standardized to isovitexin content). Passionflower, with small quantities of tranquilizing alkaloids, relieves nerve pain and acts as an anti-spasmodic. Passionflower’s active ingredients were shown to be effective in inducing a relaxed state experimentally. Among its standardized phytochemicals is isovitexin.

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3. Chamomile (flower standardized to apigenine content). Chamomile flower is an excellent calming herb long used by traditional healers worldwide. The standardized extract should contain at least 1.0% of apigenine.

4. Vervain. The aerial parts have been used traditionally for many conditions, including stimulation of lactation and treatment of dysmenorrhea, jaundice, gout, kidney stones, headache, depression, anxiety and insomnia. Vervain is also considered an astringent, a bitterdigestive tonic and a diuretic.

5. Holy Basil. “With Holy basil, stress levels just go down,” says Christine Horner, MD. Holy Basil, or “Tulsi,” as it is also called, is a little-known herb with a big benefit; more than perhaps any other herb, it is effective at modulating the body’s physiological—and most interestingly—psychological—response to stress. Its history of use goes back over 5000 years. It was used by several ancient systems of medicine including Ayurveda, Greek, Roman, Siddha and Unanai and still prescribed today. Holy basil decreases cortisol, the stress hormone.

In other words, it protects your body by preventing a full-blown stress response. Chronically high cortisol levels are very dangerous and they affect your physiological and psychological response to stress. Cortisol causes a cascade of reactions that increase the risk of many deadly diseases including high blood pressure and coronary artery blockages. Holy basil counteracts many of these reactions.

Reference Lutomskin, V.J., et al. “Pharmacochemical investigation of the raw materials from Passiflora genus.”Planta Medicine, 1975; 27: 112-117.Disclosure in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission regulation 16 CFR, Part 255: this post is sponsored by an advertiser.
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