Last updated on Jun 23rd, 2021 at 11:51 am

Anxiety is the bodies natural stress response. While its symptoms can be short-lived, anxiety can be a chronic condition

When suffering from anxiety related to a stressful situation some people prefer to take homoeopathic medication to avoid the side effects that may come with other forms of medication. 

Herbs like chamomile and lavender have long been used to soothe and calm the nerve, but other herbal medicines are becoming popular. Here’s how some of the most popular ones work.

Passionflower

Passionflower is a climbing vine plant with bold and beautiful flowers. These flowers have been used for decades as a calming and sedating remedy that helps you sleep. 

According to WebMD, passionflower has a chemical in it that soothes muscle spasms and tension caused by stress. 

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Although there is no concrete scientific precedent, passionflower is used to treat insomnia, stress, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Ashwagandha 

Ashwagandha is far from being new, although it is rising in popularity all over the world. 

The ancient ayurvedic herb has many health benefits supported by scientific evidence, including reducing anxiety. Ashwagandha reduces cortisol (a hormone produced by the body in response to stress).

According to Healthline, chronically high cortisol levels can contribute to high blood pressure, and ashwagandha can be used to treat this. 

CBD products

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the active ingredients of the cannabis plant that has stirred a lot of interest. 

A study published in 2019 proved that CBD, a non-hallucinogenic extract from the cannabis plant, could successfully treat insomnia and anxiety.

CBD triggers the brains serotonin receptors to reduce the production of serotonin. 

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