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Disorders

ANXIETY DISORDER
Panic Attacks, OCD, PTSD, Social Anxiety


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  • Anxiety Disorder Description
  • Anxiety Disorders Signs & Symptoms
  • Anxiety Causes & Triggers
  • Anxiety Disorders Prevention
  • Conventional Medical Diagnosis
  • Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal & Dietary Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplement Recommendations
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Anxiety & Stress Related Products




  • ANXIETY DISORDER DESCRIPTION

    A COMMON DISORDER

    Anxiety disorder is a far more common problem than was once thought. It can affect people in their teenage years through middle age and later. Anxiety disorder appears to affect twice as many women as men, though there may not actually be that wide a disparity between the sexes. Psychologists believe that men are far less prone to report or even acknowledge having a problem of this nature.

    TYPES OF ANXIETY DISORDERS

    There are many types of anxiety disorders that include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress syndrome, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, or before taking a test or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person's ability to lead a normal life. An anxiety disorder is a serious mental illness. For people with anxiety disorders, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be crippling.

    There are several recognized anxiety disorders, including:
    • Panic Disorder: People with this condition have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning. Other symptoms of a panic attack include sweating, chest pain, palpitations (irregular heartbeats) and a feeling of choking, which may make the person feel like he or she is having a heart attack or "going crazy."

    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): People with OCD are plagued by constant thoughts or fears that cause them to perform certain rituals or routines. The disturbing thoughts are called obsessions, and the rituals are called compulsions. An example is a person with an unreasonable fear of germs who constantly washes his or her hands.

    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): PTSD is a condition that can develop following a traumatic and/or terrifying event, such as a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, or a natural disaster. People with PTSD often have lasting and frightening thoughts and memories of the event, and tend to be emotionally numb.

    • Social Anxiety Disorder: Also called social phobia, social anxiety disorder involves overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about everyday social situations. The worry often centers on a fear of being judged by others, or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or lead to ridicule.

    • Specific Phobias: A specific phobia is an intense fear of a specific object or situation, such as snakes, heights or flying. The level of fear usually is inappropriate to the situation and may cause the person to avoid common, everyday situations.

    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder: This disorder involves excessive, unrealistic worry and tension, even if there is little or nothing to provoke the anxiety.





    ANXIETY DISORDER SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    ACUTE ANXIETY DISORDER - THE PANIC ATTACK

    Acute anxiety disorder manifests itself in episodes commonly known as panic attacks. A panic attack is an instance in which the body's natural "flight or fight" reaction occurs at the wrong time. This is a complex, involuntary physiological response in which the body prepares itself to deal with an emergency situation. Stress causes the body to produce more adrenal hormones, especially adrenaline. the increased production of adrenaline causes the body to step up its metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to quickly produce energy for the body to use. In addition, the muscles tense, and heartbeat and breathing become more rapid. Even the composition of the blood changes slightly, making it more prone to clotting.

    PANIC DISORDERS

    In the face of a threat such as an assault, an accident, or a natural disaster, this type of reaction is perfectly normal and helpful for survival. At other times, the symptoms caused by a surge of adrenaline can be distressing and frightening.

    Panic disorders consist of separate and intense periods of fear or feelings of doom developing over a very short time frame, usually 10 minutes, and associated with at least 4 of the systems associated with panic attacks.

    A person having a panic attack often is overwhelmed by a sense of impending disaster or death, which makes it impossible to think clearly. Other feelings that can accompany a panic attack include:
    • Sense of choking.
    • Shortness of breath, breathing difficulties.
    • A smothering, claustrophobic sensation.
    • Heart palpitations.
    • Chest pain.
    • Dizziness. Feeling weak or faint.
    • Hot flashes and/or chills.
    • Trembling.
    • Numbness or tingling sensations in the extremities.
    • Sweating.
    • Nausea.
    • Feeling a loss of control.
    • A feeling of unreality.
    • A distorted perception of the passage of time.
    Eventually the disorder can have other cumulative effects, such as generalized aches and pains, muscular twitching and stiffness, depression, insomnia, nightmares and early waking, decreased libido, and abnormal feelings of tension with no accompanying inability to relax. Women may experience changes in the menstrual cycle and increased premenstrual symptoms.

    Panic attacks are usually abrupt and intense. They can occur at any time of day or night, lasting from several seconds up to half an hour. To the panic sufferer, it often feels as though they are much longer. A person having a panic attack often believes that he or she is experiencing a heart attack or stroke. The attacks themselves are very unpredictable; some people experience one every few weeks, while others may have several a day.

    CHRONIC ANXIETY DISORDER

    Chronic anxiety is a milder, more generalized form of this disorder. Many sufferers feel a vague sense of anxiety much of the time, but the intensity of the feeling does not reach the levels of those in an actual panic attack. They may feel chronically uneasy, especially in the presence of other people, and tend to startle easily. Headaches and chronic fatigue are common among people with this form of the disorder.

    Generalized anxiety disorder can begin at any age, but the onset typically occurs in one's 20s or 30s. Some people with chronic anxiety disorder also suffer from occasional panic attacks.

    Generalized anxiety disorder is excessive and unrealistic worry over a period of at least 6 months associated with 3 of the following:
    • Restlessness.
    • Easy fatigue.
    • Difficulty concentrating.
    • Irritability or explosive anger.
    • Muscle tension.
    • Sleep disturbances.
    • Personality changes such as becoming less social.
    PHOBIC DISORDERS

    Phobic disorders are intense, persistent, and recurrent fear of certain objects (such as snakes, spiders, blood) or situations (such as heights, speaking in front of a group, public places). These exposures may trigger a panic attack.

    STRESS DISORDERS

    Stress disorders consists of anxiety caused by the exposure to either death or near-death circumstances such as fires, floods, earthquakes, shootings, automobile accidents, or wars, for example. This is also known as post-traumatic stress disorder. The traumatic event is re-experienced in thoughts and dreams. Common behaviors include the following:
    • Avoiding activities, places, or people associated with the triggering event.
    • Difficulty concentrating.
    • Difficulty sleeping.
    • Being hyper-vigilant (you closely watch your surroundings).
    • Feeling a general sense of doom and gloom with diminished emotions such as loving feelings or aspirations for the future.
    Symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, dizziness, fainting, and weakness generally should not be attributed to anxiety and require evaluation by a health care provider.





    ANXIETY CAUSES & TRIGGERS

    A COMBINATION OF FACTORS

    The exact cause of anxiety disorders is unknown; but anxiety disorders. Like other forms of mental illness, anxiety disorders are not the result of personal weakness, a character flaw or poor upbringing. As scientists continue their research on mental illness, it is becoming clear that many of these disorders are caused by a combination of factors, including changes in the brain and environmental stresses.

    Like certain illnesses, such as diabetes, anxiety disorders may be caused by chemical imbalances in the body. Studies have shown that severe or long-lasting stress can change the balance of chemicals in the brain that control mood. Other studies have shown that people with certain anxiety disorders have changes in certain brain structures that control memory or mood. In addition, studies have shown that anxiety disorders run in families, which means that they can be inherited from one or both parents, like hair or eye color. Moreover, certain environmental factors, such as a trauma or significant event, may trigger an anxiety disorder in people who have an inherited susceptibility to developing the disorder.

    Panic attacks are often triggered by stress (conscious or unconscious) or certain emotions, but may also occur in response to certain foods, drugs, or illness. Food allergies and hypoglycemia are both common in people with this disorder, and can promote panic attacks. An attack may follow ingestion or overindulgence in caffeine-based stimulants such as tea or coffee. Some attacks occur with no apparent cause. The unpredictability of the attacks makes them even more distressing.

    Many people with acute anxiety disorder become fearful of being alone and of visiting public places because they fear having a panic attack. Of course this only adds to the level of anxiety and leads to their lives being abnormally restricted. Many psychologists believe that at least in some cases, panic attacks are self-induced; that is, the fear of a panic attack is the very thing that brings one about.

    For years, panic attacks were dismissed as a psychosomatic phenomenon. However, repeated studies have shown that this disorder has a real, physical basis. Experts believe that panic attacks are caused principally by a malfunction in brain chemistry, wherein the brain sends and receives false "emergency signals". Researchers have recently identified a genetic factor that appears to influence anxiety in women. Combining DNA analysis, brain activity recordings, and psychological testing, investigators at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) found that both Caucasian and Native American women with the same gene variant had similar electroencephalograms (EEGs), recordings of the brain's electrical activity that indicated tendencies toward an anxious temperament. This study was reported in the journal Psychiatric Genetics.

    COMT is the acronym for a major enzyme responsible for the metabolism of certain neurotransmitters (chemical messengers of the nervous system), including norepinephrine, which affects anxiety. Other studies have confirmed a genetic link that might explain why more women than men experience anxiety disorders. In general, women have been found to have lower COMT levels than men. If the gene that encodes the COMT enzyme is faulty, the metabolism of these neurotransmitters is affected. Hyperactivity in certain areas of the brain causes the release of norepinephrine, which cases the pulse, blood pressure, and breathing to become more rapid, producing the classic symptoms of panic attack.

    According to the Mayo Clinic researchers, between 10 and 20 percent of Americans will have a panic attack at some time in their lives. Panic attacks are now recognized as a potentially disabling but treatable condition.

    Anxiety disorder may be hereditary to some extent, as it seems to run in families. Some cases may be linked to a relatively harmless abnormality of heart function called mitral valve prolapse. Anxiety disorder manifests itself in different ways, but health care providers agree that conflict, whether internal or interpersonal, promotes a state of anxiety.





    ANXIETY PREVENTION

    CONTROL IS THE KEY

    Anxiety disorders cannot be prevented; however, there are some things you can do to control or lessen symptoms:
    • Stop or reduce your consumption of products that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, cola and chocolate.

    • Ask your health care provider, pharmacist, or qualified herbalist before taking any over-the-counter medicines or herbal remedies. Many contain chemicals that can increase anxiety symptoms.

    • Seek counseling and support after a traumatic or disturbing experience.





    CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

    AN EARLY ONSET

    Anxiety disorders affect about 19 million adult Americans. Most anxiety disorders begin in childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. They occur slightly more often in women than in men, and occur with equal frequency in whites, African-Americans, and Hispanics.

    If symptoms are present, the health care provider will begin an evaluation by asking you questions about your medical history and performing a physical examination. Although there are no laboratory tests to specifically diagnose anxiety disorders, the health care provider may use various tests to look for physical illness as the cause of the symptoms.

    If no physical illness is found, you may be referred to a psychiatrist or psychologist, mental health professionals who are specially trained to diagnose and treat mental illnesses. Psychiatrists and psychologists use specially designed interview and assessment tools to evaluate a person for an anxiety disorder.

    The health care provider bases his or her diagnosis on the patient's report of the intensity and duration of symptoms - including any problems with daily functioning caused by the symptoms - and the health care provider's observation of the patient's attitude and behavior. The practitioner then determines if the patient's symptoms and degree of dysfunction indicate a specific anxiety disorder.

    DEPRESSION, STRESS, ANXIETY DISORDER & BIPOLAR DISORDER

    The symptoms of depression, anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder have similarities, but require different treatments. The sad, hopeless feeling that just can't go on, affecting your job, your life, and it seems like depression, but it could be something more - many people with depression also experience some degree of anxiety - anxiety that goes beyond the typical tension we experience when we face life's challenges. For people with an anxiety disorder, the overwhelming worry and fear is constant - with obsessive thoughts, feelings of panic, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations, cold or sweaty hands. Very often, we find that people have more than one condition - both depression and anxiety disorder. It is often very hard to find patients who are depressed who do not also have anxiety. It is equally hard to find people with anxiety who do not have some depression.

    MOOD DISORDERS SIMILAR TO DEPRESSION

    Indeed, sadness, depression, and anxiety are often triggered by life events and the symptoms are not easily separated out. Frequently financial, relationship, and family problems can trigger anxiety and sadness, so we consider these feelings to be normal. They are not normal when the feelings are extremely intense, when they impair everyday functioning, affect quality of life. When all that is happening, it becomes difficult to solve the very problems that started the depression. In addition to anxiety and depression, there might be something else going on such as bipolar disorder. This is a condition that involves shifts in a person's mood from severe depression to manic phases. A person with bipolar disorder will experience soaring highs, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts, impulsive decisions, reckless behavior, and poor judgment. In many cases there is normal mood in between the phases. Anxiety is nearly always part of bipolar disorder. Not only is it difficult to distinguish between anxiety and mania, it is sometimes impossible.

    ANTIDEPRESSANT MEDICATIONS

    Because of the difficulty in diagnosing these mood disorders, it is important to talk to your health care provider candidly about what you have been feeling. It it also crucial that your health care provider take time to ask enough questions to help with proper diagnosis and treatment. Many people go to a general practitioner first. They have been feeling depressed and think they may need an antidepressant. But if that practitioner is very busy, he or she can not do much evaluation. Under those circumstances, an antidepressant is often prescribed - yet that may or may not be the right choice. Antidepressants are used to treat both anxiety disorders and depression. However, someone with bipolar disorder needs a different set of drugs such as a mood stabilizer and anti-manic medication. There are several types of mood-stabilizing drugs, which include medications like lithium and anti-convulsive drugs such as Depakote or Lamictal. The danger in giving an antidepressant to someone with bipolar disorder is that it could trigger a manic episode. Manic episodes can be dangerous, becau se you have very poor judgment, tend to use more drugs, drive recklessly, spend a lot of money, have much more sex - and have it completely unprotected. There's a higher risk of high-risk behaviors because there is poor judgment.

    Treating a mood disorder takes time. Psychiatrists say it is most important to recognize that something is wrong. Then see a health care provider regularly. It is a good sign if your health care provider wants to see you more than once before prescribing something. It is better if your health care provider wants to see you regularly, rather than prescribe the medication and tell you to check back with him or her in six months.

    Because bipolar disorder is condition that is ongoing but not always evident, the National Institute of Mental Health recommends long-term preventive treatment. The institute notes that a combination of medication and psychotherapy works best to keep the disorder under control over time. With most people, things are more complicated than they seem on the first visit and almost always, there is something more going on, and a health care provider just can not know all that in one visit. It is erroneous if they think they can and if the patient expects to be "fixed" after one visit to their health care provider. It is important to get treated for any mood disorder, because it can affect your own quality of life as well as the people around you. When you are depressed for any reason you simply do not care about yourself. You do not care about those around you. And often, you do not have the motivation to get help because you feel hopeless. You might think there is no way to solve your problems. But that is not true if you can find the proper health care provider that can treat your depression and so you will be better able to find solutions specific to your problems.

    When treating depression, several medication options are available. Some of the most commonly used include the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil. Other options include older medications such as the tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), which may be less tolerated and cause more side effects. Other medications include Wellbutrin, trazodone (Desyrel), Effexor, and Remeron.

    Your health care provider can determine which medication is right for you. Remember that medications usually take 4 to 8 weeks to become fully effective. And if one medication does not work, there are many others to try before giving up.

    In some cases, a combination of antidepressants may be necessary. Sometimes an antidepressant combined with a different type of medication, such as a mood stabilizer (such as lithium) or anti-anxiety drug, is the most effective treatment.

    Side effects vary, depending on what type of antidepressant medication you are taking, and may improve once your body adjusts to the medication.

    If you decide to stop taking your antidepressants, it is important that you gradually reduce the dose over a period of several weeks. Quitting antidepressants abruptly can cause withdrawal symptoms. It is important to discuss quitting (or changing) medications with your health care provider first.

    Antidepressants, particularly the SSRIs, may also be effective in treating many types of anxiety disorders. Other anti-anxiety medications include the benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Ativan. These drugs do carry a risk of addiction so they are not as desirable for long term use. Other possible side effects include drowsiness, poor concentration and irritability.

    For a more detailed description of medications used for anxiety disorder treatment, see the following link:

    MedicineNet: Anxiety Medications - Descriptions, Dosages, & Side Effects





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    CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    MENTAL ILLNESS MANAGEMENT

    Fortunately, much progress has been made in the last two decades in the treatment of people with mental illnesses, including anxiety disorders. Although the exact treatment approach depends on the type of disorder, one or a combination of the following therapies may be used for most anxiety disorders:
    • Medication: Medicines used to reduce the symptoms of anxiety disorders include anti-depressants and anxiety-reducing medications.
    • Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy (a type of counseling) addresses the emotional response to mental illness. It is a process in which trained mental health professionals help people by talking through strategies for understanding and dealing with their disorder.
    • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: People suffering from anxiety disorders often participate in this type of psychotherapy in which the person learns to recognize and change thought patterns and behaviors that lead to troublesome feelings.
    • Dietary & Lifestyle Changes.
    • Relaxation Therapy.

    LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS

  • People with anxiety disorder, especially those who experience acute attacks, often seek medical assistance in hospital emergency rooms only to be told they are just suffering from stress and that everything will be fine with rest. In one study, up to 70 percent of people who had panic attacks were found to have seen 10 or more different health care providers before being correctly diagnosed.

  • Taking tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine hydrochloride (Janimine, Tofranil) or imipramine pamoate (Tofranil-PM) in the presence of low serum levels of iron may increase the risk of developing anxiety and jitteriness.

  • A type of cognitive-behavioral therapy called panic control is being used with promising, long-term results for many chronic sufferers of panic attacks. Therapists coach patients into recreating the feeling of an attack and then teach them to deal with the sensations it produces. Often panic control is used in conjunction with antidepressant drugs or tranquilizers.

  • A number of different drugs are used to block panic attacks. Their use must be carefully monitored by a health care provider. The effectiveness of any given drug varies from individual to individual, and all drugs used for this disorder can cause unpleasant side effects. Alprazolam (Xanax), one of the drugs most commonly prescribed for this illness, has varying effectiveness and can cause drowsiness and lightheadedness. It can also be very addictive. The risk of dependence and its severity seem to be higher if this drug is taken in relatively high doses (more than 4 milligrams per day) and for more than 8 weeks.

  • Recreational drugs such as marijuana can cause anxiety attacks. Avoid using these substances.

  • COUNSELING

  • Call a trusted friend or family member. Talking things over can diffuse anxiety.


  • If the self-help recommendations on this page do not help, and particularly if panic or anxiety is interfering with your life, consult your health care provider. If an underlying problem is ruled out, expect to be referred to a mental health professional for evaluation and treatment.

  • BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

    Behavior modification focuses not on causes of fear but on the behavior itself in order to alter it. The goal is to habituate the fearful person to the stimulus that causes the fear. Because it is so stimulus-linked, this therapy tends to work best with phobias. Under careful supervision, the fearful person is exposed for increasing amounts of time to the anxiety-provoking stimulus or situation. For instance, a person afraid of spiders or air travel may use this method. The fear reactions gradually dwindle.

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    COLOR THERAPY

    Blue, violet or rose light seems to have a calming effect on the sympathetic nervous system, which reacts to fear by preparing the body for stress. Those who tend to be anxious might feel better wearing blue, for example. Use the soothing colors at home too. They can make your home feel more like a haven and help you escape relentless tension.


  • Music can be effective in reducing anxiety. Color can also be used to induce relaxation and calm.

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  • Find consistent methods of relaxation that work for you and learn relaxation techniques. Yoga and meditation can be very helpful. Biofeedback can aid in managing anxiety symptoms. Deep breathing is highly recommended and can even provide quick relief. When you feel panic welling up, consciously inhale and exhale several times. Try to assess the roots of your fears so you can find ways to deal with them; therapy can help here. To help manage an acute attack, use breathing techniques.
    • Inhale slowly through the nose to a count of 4.
    • Hold your breath for a count of 4.
    • Exhale through your mouth slowly to a count of 4.
    • Repeat this sequence until the attack subsides.
    • Remind yourself that panic attacks last for a limited amount of time, and that the attack will pass after a few minutes. Although it is rare, some may last up to a few hours.
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  • As much as possible, avoid stress. Continuous and prolonged stress from a troubled relationship, job-related problems, illness, or feelings of low self-esteem or loneliness can be detrimental to the adrenal glands. Take positive action to relieve stressful situations.

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  • Get regular exercise. Any type of exercise will work - a brisk walk, bicycle riding, swimming, aerobics, or whatever fits your individual lifestyle. After a few weeks of regular exercise, most people notice an improvement in anxiety symptoms.

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  • Be sure to get adequate rest. If sleep is a problem, see your health care provider or try some of the suggestions in the following link.

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    AROMATHERAPY FOR ANXIETY

    Inhaling Lavender, Pine-Needle, Bitter Orange, Jasmine essential oils can help quell panic. Over time, these oils may also help even out your moods.

    ACUPRESSURE FOR ANXIETY

    For anxiety with a pounding or rapid heartbeat, massage for 1 minute the acupressure point below the first crease on the outside of the wrist, in line with the little finger. This point is called "shenmen" or "divine gate" or " spirit gate" in Chinese medicine.

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    FLOWER ESSENCE REMEDIES

    These Flower Essence remedies support long-term treatment. Take 4 drops 4 times daily.
    HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

    Take 5 pellets of a remedy 3 times a day until symptoms lessen.

  • Acontium 6C, 12C, 30C for fears of large groups of people, death or ghosts, with trembling and elevated heart rate.
  • Argentum Nitricum 6C, 12C, 30C for fears of tests, aloneness, death, large and empty spaces.
  • Kali Carbonicum 6C, 12C, 30C for fears arising in the evening or fears of solitude, illness or the future.

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    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

    ALTERNATIVE & COMPLIMENTARY THERAPY

  • A body under stress is more vulnerable to free radical damage. Bilberry, Ginkgo Biloba, and Milk Thistle are rich in flavonoids that neutralize free radicals. Milk Thistle also protects the liver.
    • BILBERRY: Bilberry extract is high in the bioflavonoid complex anthocyanosides. Bilberry Extract supports healthy vision. Helpful with many different diseases of the eyes including vascular retinal disturbances, cataracts, diabetic-induced glaucoma, myopia, and all forms of eye strain. Bilberry Leaf is used in connection with vascular and blood disorders and shows positive effects when treating varicose veins, thrombosis, and angina. Bilberry is useful for maintaining a healthy digestive system, is an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. Bilberry dosage is 120 to 240 mg twice daily of an extract standardized to contain 25% anthocyanosides. Bilberry is a fruit and safe for consumption; however, safety in young children, pregnant and nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is unknown. Since the leaves are known to lower blood sugar levels, insulin-dependent diabetics should not take this herb without professional help.

      GINKGO BILOBA: Modern research has confirmed that the Ginkgo flavone glycosides and the terpene lactones do indeed produce these results, increasing circulation to the brain and other parts of the body as well as exerting a protective action on nerve cells. Ginkgo Biloba Herb Tea is used to improve cerebral vascular flow and oxygenation, and to enhance memory, mental clarity and alertness. Preliminary studies show that Gingko Leaf is helpful in ordinary age-related memory loss as well. The recommended dosage of Ginkgo is 40 to 80 mg 3 times daily of a 50:1 extract standardized to contain 24% Ginkgo-flavone glycosides. For best results, consult with your health care provider for the treatment of your condition. Even though Ginkgo is regarded as safe, its effects on young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known. Contact with live Ginkgo plants can result in severe allergic reaction, and the ingestion of seeds can be dangerous. Do not use Ginkgo without the advice of a health care provider if you are taking blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin), heparin, aspirin, or Trental (pentoxifylline). Ask a qualified herbalist before using Ginkgo if you are taking natural substances with blood-thinning properties such as garlic, phosphatidylserine, or high dose vitamin E. If you are taking anti-psychotics, Ginkgo could help them work more effectively and without the side effects. If you are taking any medications or natural supplements, it is best to consult a health care provider or qualified herbalist regarding the use of Ginkgo while taking the medications and /or supplements.

      MILK THISTLE: Milk Thistle comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. Milk Thistle extract supports normal liver function. The active bioflavonoid complex, silymarin and it's sub-component silibinin, are powerful antioxidants in the liver and exert a protective effect against substances that may be potentially harmful to the liver. Milk Thistle extract is especially recommended for those who drink, smoke, or are exposed to environmental pollutants. The common dosage of Milk Thistle is 200 mg 2 to 3 times a day of a standardized extract to contain 70% silymarin. When taking silymarin (the lesser form of Silybinin), bound to phosphatidylcholine, it should be taken at a dosage of 100 to 200 mg twice a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions. While Milk Thistle is believed to possess very little toxicity, given the severe nature of liver disease, it is essential to have a health care provider's supervision. If you are taking oral contraceptives, Milk Thistle may reduce their effectiveness. Milk Thistle may provide some protection from the effects of medications that could damage the liver. Silymarin stimulates the liver and gall bladder and therefore may have mild laxative effect in some people, but it usually subsides within two to three days.

  • Catnip, Chamomile, Crampbark, Kava Kava, Hops, Linden Flower, Motherwort, Passionflower, and Skullcap promote relaxation and aid in preventing panic attacks. Caution: Do not use Chamomile on an ongoing basis, as ragweed allergy may result. Avoid it completely if you are allergic to ragweed. Kava Kava can cause drowsiness. If this occurs, discontinue use or reduce the dosage.
    • CATNIP: Catnip comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. Catnip oil was recently found to be an effective insect repellent when used on the skin. Some people use the leaves in tea, as a meat tenderizer and even as a folk treatment for fevers, colds, cramps and migraines. Catnip herb has also been used to treat anxiety, colds, flu, fever, inflammation, and general aches and pains. Catnip tea consists of 1 to 2 teaspoons of the herb in 1 cup of boiling water. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day. For children with coughs, 5 ml of a tincture form can be used 3 times per day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions. There are no known safety issues or interactions associated with Catnip. It is mild enough to be used on babies with colic; however, if you are epileptic, have liver or kidney damage, or have cancer, do not use Catnip oil or any essential oil without the guidance of a qualified health care provider. Due to is ability to stimulate menstruation, it is best to avoid Catnip while pregnant.

      CHAMOMILE: Chamomile comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. Chamomile extract is commonly used for its soothing effects and ability to support normal tone in the digestive tract and is among the most popular herbal supplements in Europe. Chamomile tea has a subtle fragrance and flavor, is a great way to ease your daily tensions. Chamomile oil will ease feelings of frustration and nervousness and calm the mind, encouraging patience and a more sunny disposition. It is an ideal essential oil for infants and children. As a topical treatment, apply Chamomile cream to the affected area 1 to 4 times daily. For use as a tea, pour boiling water over 2 to 3 heaping teaspoons of flowers and steep. These dosages are meant to be used as guidelines. Always read product label directions before use. Chamomile is listed on the FDA's "generally recognized as safe" list, yet there have been some reports that it can cause severe reactions in people allergic to ragweed; however, evidence studied to date does not suggest that Chamomile is any more allergenic than any other plant. Excessive use of Chamomile is not recommended for those using anticoagulants. Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.

      CRAMPBARK: Cramp Bark comes in extract, tincture, and elixir forms. Cramp bark is one of the most valued of all North American botanical calmatives and is especially useful for women, supporting monthly comfort. Cramp Bark is an antispasmodic for the reproductive system and colon. Cramp Bark sedates the uterus to help with menstrual cramps and threatened miscarriage. It is important to read label directions before use. When using a tincture the dose runs from 10 to 30 drops taken a couple of times a day. A decoction is prepared by adding 2 teaspoons of the dried bark to 1 cup water. The mixture is brought to a boil, the heat is reduced and the decoction is simmered gently for 10 to 15 minutes. Although the recommended doses of the decoction are variable, it is safe to drink up to three cups daily. The dose of decoction for menstrual pin is 1/2 cup every three hours. There are no known interactions associated with Cramp Bark; however, safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known. Most herbalists will say to only use the bark of the plant for the berries are poisonous. When taken as recommended the bark poses no known risks.

      KAVA KAVA: Kava Kava is used to quiet anxiety. The root of the Kava Kava, a Polynesian plant, helps calm both mental and muscular tension, so dealing with anxiety becomes a little easier. Although the plant cannot always substitute for prescribed or anti-anxiety medications, it does not have the side effects that these drugs often have. Kava Kava root promotes relaxation and is used by the native inhabitants of the South Pacific as a ceremonial drink to relax the body, relieve stress and anxiety, and enhance mental activity. Kava Kava Root is used as an effective natural herbal remedy that may help reduce anxiety, stress, and muscle tensions, promote friendliness and sociability, and produce relaxing physical as well as mental sensations. Kava Kava Extract wakes you up and, at the same time, it calms you down, allowing you to increase productivity while reducing stress. It causes a deep sleep with no hangover, and it leaves the mind clear. There are many forms of Kava and the quality varies with each manufacturer. Kava Kava Root Extract is standardized to assure a guaranteed percentage of its active components known as kavalactones. Due to the nature of this herb, it is best to consult with a health care provider before using this herb for the treatment of your condition. Kava Kava is not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. If pregnant, nursing or taking a prescription drug, consult a health care practitioner prior to using Kava Kava. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Excessive consumption may impair ability to drive or operate heavy equipment. It is possible to experience side effects such as temporary yellowing of the skin, hair and nails. Persons who have liver disease or liver problems, or persons who are taking drug products that can affect the liver, should consult a health care provider before using Kava-containing supplements. Consumers who use a Kava-containing dietary supplement and who experience signs of illness associated with liver disease should also consult their health care provider.

      HOPS: Hops Herb has been known to be beneficial in the treatment of insomnia and sleep disorders because of its calming effect. The German Commission E recommends the use of Hops herb for discomfort due to restlessness or anxiety and sleep disturbances. Hops usually come in tincture and infusion forms. The recommended dosage of Hops is 0.5 gram taken 1 to 3 times daily for most conditions. For treating specific conditions it is best to consult with a qualified herbalist or your health care provider. Hops are regarded as safe; however, some people are allergic to them. There is some evidence that Hops may increase the effects of sedative drugs. If you are taking other medications for insomnia and anxiety it is best to consult with your health care provider before using Hops. Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.

      LINDEN: Linden comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. The standard dose of Linden for adults in taking an infusion is 1 to 2 teaspoons of flowers in 8 ounces of water. Drink 3 cups per day. In using a fluid extract with a 1:1 in 25% ethanol ratio, take 3 to 4 ml per day in 3 doses. For a tincture with a 1:5 in 30% ethanol ratio, take 4 to 10 ml per day taken in 3 doses. For other formulations and products, read and follow product label directions. Linden is generally regarded safe when taken in the recommended dosage; however, there have been rare reports of hives or other allergic skin reactions from touching the lime tree. Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.

      MOTHERWORT: Research has shown that Motherwort is able to calm palpitations and irregular heartbeat. Motherwort shows its relevance to menstrual and uterine conditions - cardiaca indicates its use in heart and circulation treatments. To treat blood pressure, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, and anxiety, Motherwort should be taken for several months for best results. This herb comes in various forms so it is important to read and follow product label directions for treating your condition. Motherwort is a uterine stimulant and should be avoided during pregnancy, although it may be used during labor. There have been some incidents of dermatitis upon contact with the plant in susceptible individuals. It is suggested that those individuals with clotting disorders, high blood pressure, or heart disease refrain from using Motherwort.

      PASSIONFLOWER: Passionflower is a powerful relaxant to the nervous system important in the treatments of anxiety, tension and insomnia. Passionflower like a sedative. Gives a very relaxed high and is a mild hallucinogen. Passionflower comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. A standard dose is 4 to 8 grams 3 times a day. For using a tea, take 1 teaspoon of dried leaves in 1 cup of boiling water. Drink 3 times a day. In using a tincture, take 2 to 4 ml of Passion Flower a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions. Passionflower is on the FDA's "generally recognized as safe" list. However, it might increase the action of other sedative medications. If taking MAO-inhibiting antidepressant medications, it is best to consult with a health care provider before using Passionflower for the treatment of your symptoms. Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.

      SKULLCAP: Skullcap is a comforting herb used in herbal medicine as a mild sedative and sleep promoter. It is traditionally used to alleviate nervous tension, nervousness, anxiety, and exhaustion. It is used to promote emotional wellbeing and relaxation during times of occasional distress. A standard dose of dried herb is 1 to 2 grams, three times daily. To make Skullcap tea, take 1 cup three times daily. Pour a cup of boiling water over 1 to 2 heaping teaspoons (5 to 10 ml) dried herb and steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Tincture dosage is 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon (2 to 4 ml), three times daily. 15 to 20 drops of Skullcap tincture taken every hour or two can lessen the severity of drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms. For a mild sedative, combine equal parts Skullcap, Hops and Valerian Root. This can be taken as a tea or tincture three times daily and a half hour before retiring. Scutellaria laterifolia is not toxic in normal amounts. If taken according to the manufacturer's directions, Skullcap does not seem to exhibit any adverse effects. Contraindications have not yet been identified. The FDA presently designates Skullcap as a herb of undefined safety. High doses or overdoses of skullcap tincture may cause mental confusion, giddiness, stupor, twitching of the limbs, irregular heartbeat or intermission of the pulse, and seizures similar to epilepsy. Exceptionally large doses have resulted in seizure-like movements. In the past, American skullcap has been cut and contaminated with Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys), a close relative of Pink Skullcap, which are a group of plants known to cause liver problems, hepatitis and liver damage. It is important that American skullcap be obtained from a reliable source and make certain you are getting authentic scutellaria. American skullcap should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Due to its use in expelling afterbirth, it should not be used by pregnant women. May inhibit pituitary and choronic gonadotropins, as well as prolactin. No interactions have been well documented. However, American Skullcap may promote sleepiness and may exaggerate or intensify the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, resulting in sedation or mental impairment.

  • Fennel relieves anxiety-related gastrointestinal upsets, reduces flatulence and abdominal tension, and relaxes the large intestine. It is most effective when taken as a tea, before or after meals, and has no known side effects. Lemon Balm and White Willow Bark also soothes stomach distress.
    • FENNEL: Fennel Seed has historically used to aid digestion and sweeten the breath. Recent studies have found Fennel to possess diuretic, choleretic (increase in production of bile), pain-reducing, fever-reducing, and antimicrobial actions. Fennel was formerly an official drug in the United States and was listed as being used for indigestion and possibly for stimulating milk flow in women. Whole seeds may be chewed or used in tea. Fennel Extract is useful for cleansing the blood, improving digestion, expelling mucous accumulations and digesting fats efficiently. Fennel assists in the dietary management of IBS symptoms, and is exceptional for IBS bloating, gas and abdominal pain. Fennel is also a traditional digestive aid for colic, heartburn, indigestion, and stomachaches. The German Commission E recommends 1 to 1.5 teaspoons (5 to 7 grams) of seeds per day. To take as a tea, boil 1/2 teaspoon (2 to 3 grams) of crushed Fennel seeds per 1 cup (250 ml) of water. Drink 3 cups (750 ml) per day. To use in tincture form, take 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 ml) under the tongue 3 times per day between meals. Fennel seed is generally regarded as safe when taken in the recommended dosages; however, if you are pregnant, it should be avoided. Safety in young children, nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.

      LEMON BALM: Lemon balm combined with other calming herbs, such as Valerian Root, helps reduce anxiety and help with insomnia. Lemon Balm is a sedative that elevates the mood an antidepressant. Lemon Balm tea is recommended to relieve fever due to cold and flu, and to ease menstrual cramps, insomnia, headaches and nervousness.As a tea, the recommended dosage is 1.5 to 4.5 grams of Lemon Balm in a tea several times daily. Lemon Balm tincture can be used at 2 to 3 ml 3 times per day. Concentrated extracts in 160 to 200 mg can be taken 30 minutes to 1 hour before bed when treating insomnia. Topical extract ointments with high concentrations of Lemon Balm can be used to treat herpes and can be applied 3 to 4 times per day to lesions. There have been no significant adverse effects from Lemon Balm. Even though it has sedative qualities, it appears to be safe even while driving or operating machinery, and is not intensified by alcohol. People with glaucoma should avoid Lemon Balm volatile oil as animal studies have shown that it may raise pressure in the eye.

      WHITE WILLOW: White Willow bark (Salix alba) was the basis for the synthesis of aspirin. It contains salicin and related compounds. White Willow Bark is an analgesic, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diaphoretic, and fever reducer. It has been used for more than 2,000 years to relieve aches and pains of all sorts. White Willow is used to treat bursitis, tendonitis, headaches, osteoarthritis, dysmenorrhea, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, toothache, and menstrual cramps, White Willow is being used by more people as a safer, natural alternative to aspirin. White Willow comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. To make a tea, take 1 to 2 grams of White Willow bark per one cup of water. Drink 1 cup three times a day. Tinctures and dry extracts are also available and should be taken in a dose that provides 120 to 240 mg of salicin a day. For other formulations read and follow product label directions. White Willow, if taken over a long period of time, can cause stomach irritation and even bleeding ulcers. Do not give to children due to the risk of Reye's syndrome. Also, people with aspirin allergies, bleeding disorders, ulcers, kidney disease, liver disease, or diabetes should refrain from using this herb. It is possible that White Willow will interact adversely with alcohol, blood thinners, other anti-inflammatories, methotrexate, metoclopramide, phenytoin, probenecid, spironolactone, and valproate. Safety in pregnant or nursing women is unknown.

  • Feverfew, used to relieve migraines, can help with anxiety-induced headaches. Drinking Meadowsweet tea or extract can also relieve headaches related to anxiety and stress, with no side effects. Caution: A few people may develop mouth sores and experience nausea after taking this herb. If that happens, stop taking it, Do not take Feverfew during pregnancy.
    • FEVERFEW: Feverfew leaves helps maintain normal blood vessel tone and Feverfew leaves are best used for long-term treatment and prevention of migraine headaches. Feverfew extract, a natural headache remedy, offers the benefits of a standardized extract and full spectrum of the whole herb. Feverfew supplements are used for acute and chronic migraine headaches and general headaches, it also thins the blood.Feverfew comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. The standard dosage is to take 80 to 100 mg of powdered whole Feverfew leaf daily. It is suggested you use a higher amount of this herb at the onset of a migraine headache. For other formulations it is best to read and follow product label directions. It is important to have a proper medical diagnosis before using Feverfew in the event the migraine-type headache is only a symptom of a more serious disease. Feverfew does not appear to be toxic; however, it could slightly inhibit the activity of platelets and should not be combined with Coumadin (warfarin) or heparin, except on medical advice. It is best to seek the advice of a health care provider for use of Feverfew while pregnant as this herb equalizes circulation, regulates contractions, and relieves tension in a rigid cervix. Safety in young children, nursing women, or those with severe kidney or liver disease is not known.

      MEADOWSWEET: Meadowsweet contains salicylates (salicin, salicylaldehyde, methyl salicylate), which, in the digestive tract, are oxidized into salicylic acid, the basis of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). Even though the medicinal virtues of Meadowsweet are very similar to those of aspirin, it does not have the side effects. Meadowsweet's salicylates have a mild anti-inflammatory and fever-reducing effect, making it a safe and gentle cold and flu treatment, suitable for children. This herb can also be used to treat headaches and neuralgia and it can reduce mild fever and eruptive infections such as measles and chickenpox. Meadowsweet has a soothing effect on the lining of the stomach. Meadowsweet is one of the best antacid remedies for acid indigestion, heartburn, gastritis, peptic ulcers, and hiatus hernia. This herb also relieves flatulence, distension, enteritis, griping, colic and diarrhea. The British Herbal Compendium indicates its use for atonic and acid dyspepsia, gastritis, peptic ulceration, and rheumatic and arthritic pains. It works well in treating aches and pains, rheumatism, arthritis, and gout by soothing swollen joints. For these purposes it is often combined with Marshmallow and Chamomile. Meadowsweet is a good remedy for cystitis and urethritis, fluid retention and kidney problems and this herb can also help soften deposits in the body such as kidney stones and gravel and atherosclerosis in the arteries. The German Standard Licence for Meadowsweet tea indicates its use for feverish common colds for which a sweat treatment is desired and also to increase the amount of urine. In France, it is used for fever and influenza. The flowers are used as a natural sweetener for teas, foods and other beverages. Meadowsweet comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. A standard dose of this herb is 2 to 6 grams by infusion, 3 times a day. For using a liquid extract the ratio is 1:1 in 25% alcohol (2 to 6 ml), 3 times a day. To take it in tincture form the ratio is 1:5 in 25% alcohol 2 to 4ml), 3 times a day. For other formulations read and follow product label directions. Meadowsweet is generally regarded as safe when taken in the recommended doses. Not for use by children due to the risk of Reye's syndrome. Also, people with aspirin allergies, bleeding disorders, ulcers, kidney disease, liver disease, or diabetes should refrain from using this herb. It is possible that Meadowsweet could interact adversely with alcohol, blood thinners, other anti-inflammatories, methotrexate, metoclopramide, phenytoin, probenecid, spironolactone, and valproate. Safety in pregnant or nursing women is not known.

      ST. JOHN'S WORT: St. John's Wort can ease depression and restore emotional stability. St. John's Wort can be helpful in support of depression, menopause, cramps, and insomnia. St. John's Wort Extract has been proven in many European clinical studies to be a natural antidepressant and is widely used for this reason. It promotes a positive mood. Combined with Siberian Eleuthero Ginseng as an herbal tea, it helps to tonify the nervous system, ease anxiety and depression, and support the immune system. St. John's Wort extract is usually standardized to the substance hypercin. The recommended dose of St. John's Wort is 300 mg 3 times a day of an extract standardized to contain 0.3% hypercin; however, a few new products on the market are standardized to hyperforin content of 2 to 3%, instead of hypercin, and should be taken at the same dosage. If the herb bothers you, take it with food. It can take four weeks of usage to receive the full benefits of St. John's Wort. Results in mood should be noticed in approximately 2 to 4 weeks. If you are taking antidepressant drugs, MAO inhibitors, SSRIs, and tricylics, or the drugs Tramadol or Imitrex, do not use St. John's Wort at the same time. Let your system completely flush those drugs out of your system before starting with the herb. If you are using Digoxin, cyclosporine, protease, inhibitors, oral contraceptives, amitriptyline, Coumadin (warfarin), theophylline, chemotherapy drugs, olanzapine or closapine, or any critical medication, St. John's Wort may cause the drugs to be less effective. St. John's Wort may have an additive effect if you are taking medications that cause sun sensitivity such as sulfa drugs, and the anti-inflammatory medication Feldene (piroxicam), as well as Prilosec or Prevacid.

  • Baical Skullcap (Chinese Skullcap) and Valerian Root can be taken at bedtime to promote sleep and aid in preventing panic attacks at night.
    • BAICAL SKULLCAP: Skull cap is an analgesic, antispasmodic, nervine, and sedative. Skullcap is most commonly used as a sedative and it can take the edge off anxiety and promote sleep for those who struggle with insomnia. Skullcap herb is one of the most powerful herbs to help you get a better night's sleep. It calms the nervous system, relaxes the muscles, and helps balance blood pressure. Baical Skullcap comes in various forms and is an ingredient in other products. For best results, read and follow product label directions. There are no known safety issues associated with Baical Skullcap when taken in the recommended doses; however, exceeding the standard doses over a prolonged period can cause liver damage. If you have liver problems, it is best to consult with your health care provider before using this herb for the treatment of your condition. Not for use by pregnant or nursing women. Safety in young children is not known.

      VALERIAN: Valerian root has a relaxing effect on the nervous system, it promotes relaxation in persons leading a hectic lifestyle and helps support restful sleep. Valerian root nourishes the nervous system and has soothing properties. Valerian is a safe and natural sleeping aid. It helps soothe rattled nerves and assists the body in relieving insomnia. Contemporary clinical studies have demonstrated that Valerian root significantly improves sleep quality without morning grogginess. Regular, moderate use of Valerian root produces neither dependency nor health risks. After numerous scientific studies, Germany's Commission E approved Valerian Root as a sleep aid.For treating insomnia, the recommended dosage of Valerian Root is 2 to 3 grams of dried herb, 270 to 450 mg of an aqueous Valerian extract, or 600 mg of an ethanol extract, taken 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime. For the best results, take this herb over an extended period of time. Try the same dosages for treating anxiety, or reduce the dose and take twice daily. Note: These dosages are meant to be used as guidelines. Always read product label directions before use. Valerian is generally regarded as safe; however, if taken too frequently, or in excessive doses, it can cause headaches, spasmodic movements, or hallucinations. It is best to use Valerian no more than 2 to 3 weeks at a time. Prolonged use of excessive doses can cause the symptoms of poisoning. In extremely high doses it can cause paralysis and a weakening of the heart. This herb enhances the action of other sleep-inducing drugs. If you are on any other medications it is best if you consult with your health care provider before using Valerian.

  • MANDARIN ESSENTIAL OIL: Mandarin essential oil can help alleviate the oppressive feelings of anxiety and depression. A member of the Orange family, Mandarin (Citrus Nobilis) originated in China. Mandarin peels are pressed to produce a pleasant aromatic oil. It can be rubbed on the skin, added to bath water, or used in massage or aromatherapy. Try diffusing 5 drops of Mandarin Oil along with 3 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil in an aroma lamp to relieve stress. Caution: If you rub Mandarin Oil on your skin, try to avoid exposure to the sun for 6 hours after application. Brown spotting on the skin can occur when the oil is exposed to the sun's rays.



  • MEDICINAL TEAS FOR ANXIETY

    A tea blend combining the tranquilizing herbs Valerian, Passionflower and Lemon Balm can help soothe tension and ease agitation. Orange blossoms add fragrant flavor and vitamin C. The Aniseed and Peppermint add flavor and relieve intestinal spasms and gassiness that might accompany anxiety.
    Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of the herb blend. Steep for 10 minutes. Drink the tea 3 to 4 times daily.


  • Avoid Ephedra (Ma Huang) and products contain this herb as it can aggravate anxiety.


  • NUTRITION & DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS

  • A healthy diet plus appropriate nutritional supplementation can be of considerable benefit, reducing overall anxiety and even decreasing the frequency and intensity of panic attacks. If you are taking antianxiety medication, following the plan outlined on this page may make it possible to stop taking the medication, or at least to reduce the dosage. You should always consult with your health care provider before making any change in a prescription regimen, however.

  • Try eating small, frequent meals rather than the traditional 3 meals a day.

  • Limit your intake of animal protein. Concentrate on meals high in complex carbohydrates and vegetable protein.

  • Avoid foods containing refined sugar or other simple carbohydrates. For a nutritional treatment plan to have maximum benefits, the diet should contain no simple sugars, carbonated soft drinks, tobacco, or alcohol.

  • Do not consume coffee, black tea, cola, chocolate, or anything else that contains caffeine.

  • Keep a food diary to detect correlations between your attacks and the foods you eat. Food allergies and sensitivities may trigger panic or anxiety attacks.

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  • Include in the diet apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, blackstrap molasses, Brewer's yeast, brown rice, dried fruits, dulse, figs, fish (especially salmon), garlic, green leafy vegetables, legumes, raw nuts and seeds, soy products, whole grains, and yogurt. These foods supply valuable minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium, which are depleted by stress.

  • There have been numerous reports on the benefits of DL-Phenylalanine (DLPA) in treating anxiety and depression. DLPA is a supplement consisting of both D-Phenylalanine and L-Phenylalanine, and is much more potent than either of these amino acids taken alone. This should be used under the supervision of a nutritionally oriented health care provider.

  • Selenium has been shown to elevate mood and decrease anxiety. These effects were more noticeable in people who had lower levels of selenium in their diets to begin with.

  • Chromium deficiency can produce nervousness, shakiness, and other general symptoms of anxiety. Chromium deficiency is common among alcoholics and people who consume large amounts of refined sugars. Brewer's Yeast is a rich source of this essential trace element.

  • Brewer's Yeast is an excellent source of protein and several B-vitamins. It is produced by cultivation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on malted barley in the production of beer. After fermentation, the yeast is separated from the beer, roller dried and debittered. Brewer's Yeast has been shown to help people having difficulty sleeping, fatigued, and diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile.


  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended in this section are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount.


    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Very Important
    Calcium
    2,000 mg daily. All nutrients are needed for proper adrenal function. A natural tranquilizer.

  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Magnesium
    600 to 1,000 mg daily. Helps relieve anxiety, tension, nervousness, muscular spasms, and tics. Best taken in combination with calcium in a 2:1 ratio (2,000 mg Calcium to 1,000 mg Magnesium).

  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • Floradix Iron Plus Herbs
    As directed on label. Check for iron deficiency. This can increase the risk of panic attacks. Floradix is a natural source of dietary iron.

  • Floradix Supplement Products
  • Liquid Kyolic Aged Garlic
    As directed on label. Helps reduce stress and anxiety. Take with Vitamin B-1 and Vitamin B-12.

  • Kyolic Liquid Garlic Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex
    As directed on label. All B vitamins are necesscary for adrenal function.

  • Vitamin B-Complex Supplement Products
  • Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-1
    50 mg 3 times daily, with meals. Helps reduce anxiety and has a calming effect on the nerves.

  • Vitamin B-1 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-3
    Niacin / Niacinamide
    Niacin: 50 mg twice daily.

    Niacinamide: 100 mg three times daily.
    Helps maintain healthy nerves. Important in the production of certain brain chemicals. In large doses, niacinamide has a calming effect. Caution: Do not substitute Niacin for Niacinamide. Niacin can be toxic in such high doses. Do not take Niacin if you have a liver disease, gout, or high blood pressure.

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  • Vitamin B-6
    (Pyridoxine)
    50 mg 3 times daily, with meals. Promotes red blood cell production; aids the nervous system and immune function.

    Deficiency may cause MS in susceptible persons. Vitamin B-6 is an active participant in many chemical reactions of proteins and amino acids. It aids in the normal function of the brain, promotes red blood cell formation, produces energy, and acts as a coenzyme in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Vitamin B-6 helps normalize the homocysteine levels in your body and promotes nerve and muscle function. Vitamin B-6 is found in avocados, bananas, beef liver, chicken, fortified cereals, ground beef, ham, hazelnuts, lentils, potatoes, salmon, shrimp, soybeans, sunflower seeds, tuna, and wheat germ.

  • Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12
    As directed on label. Necessary for a healthy nervous system. Use a lozenge or sublingual form.

  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    5,000 to 10,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Necessary for proper functioning of the adrenal glands and brain chemistry. In large doses, can have a powerful tranquilizing effect and is known to decrease anxiety. Vital for dealing with stress.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E
    As directed on label. Important for circulation, helps transport oxygen to the brain cells and protects them from free radical damage, destroys free radicals, and protects the nervous system. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form.

  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Zinc
    50 to 80 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Can have a calming effect on the central nervous system, Boosts immune function.

  • Zinc Supplement Products
  • DL-Phenylalanine
    (DLPA)
    600 to 1,200 mg daily. Discontinue use if no improvement is seen in 1 week. For chronic anxiety, increases the brain's production of endorphins, which help elieve anxiety and stress. Caution: Do not take this supplement if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you suffer from panic attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, or PKU.

  • DLPA Supplement Products
  • L-Tyrosine
    500 mg three times daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Aids in adrenal gland function and relieves excess stress put on the glands. Important for anxiety and depression. Caution: Do not take tyrosine if you are taking an MAO inhibitor drug. See Amino Acids for more information.

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  • L-Glutamine
    500 mg three times daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Has a mild tranquilizing effect. See Amino Acids for more information.

  • Glutamine Supplement Products
  • L-Glycine
    500 mg three times daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Necessary for central nervous system function. See Amino Acids for more information.

  • Glycine Supplement Products
  • Helpful
    Coenzyme A
    As directed on label. Needed for proper functioning of the adrenal glands. Reduces stress. Supports the immune system's detoxification of many dangerous substances.

  • Coenzyme A Supplement Products
  • Essential Fatty Acids
    As directed on label. Important for proper brain function.

  • EFA Supplement Products
  • Flaxseed Oil Herbal Products
  • Evening Primrose Oil Herbal Products
  • Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
    (GABA)
    750 mg twice daily. Necessary for proper brain function.

  • GABA Supplement Products
  • Inositol
    As directed on label. Taken with GABA, Inositol has a tranquilizing effect.

  • Inositol Supplement Products
  • GABA Supplement Products
  • Melatonin
    Start with 2 to 3 mg daily. Take 2 hours or less before bedtime. If necessary, gradually increase the dosage until an effective level is reached. A natural sleep aid. Helpful if symptoms include insomnia. Antioxidant properties.

  • Melatonin Supplement Products





  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

  • If you have symptoms of anxiety and/or panic attacks that interfere with your normal daily life activities.
  • If you have need of psychocounseling for anxiety symptoms.
  • If you have any unexpected or unusual symptoms. Medications prescribed for this disorder often have side effects. Some people may have sensitivity, allergies, or other health conditions which would prevent them from using certain herbs, medications, or other treatments.





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    ADRENAL SUPPORT FORMULA SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    NATIVE REMEDIES PRODUCTS

    Native Remedies: AdrenoBoost, Adrenal Gland Support, 50 ml
    AdrenoBoost is a 100% safe, non-addictive, natural herbal remedy that can be used consistently for adrenal support and to maintain systemic balance in the endocrine system and healthy cortisol hormone levels.


    LIFE EXTENSION PRODUCTS

    LEF: Adrenal Function Panel Blood Test
    This panel contains the following tests: DHEA-S, Cortisol AM, Cortisol PM, Glucose, Insulin, Lipid Panel, RBC, Magnesium. This panel requires two blood draws. One blood draw will be performed at approximately 8 AM after you have been fasting for 8 to 12 hours. (Please drink water in order to stay hydrated and take all medications as prescribed.) You will return to the laboratory at approximately 4 PM (or as late in the afternoon as possible) for the second blood draw of a second cortisol specimen. Since cortisol production is highest in the morning and falls as the day progresses, two cortisol results in the same day are the most helpful in evaluating adrenal function.
    LEF: Cortisol 24 Hour Urine Test Cortisol is the major adrenal steroid hormone and is controlled by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. The bodys stress response increases cortisol in order to mobilize energy to manage and resolve the stressor. Chronic stress can fatigue the adrenal.
    LEF: Cortisol AM PM Blood Test Cortisol is the major adrenal steroid hormone and is controlled by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. The bodys stress response increases cortisol in order to mobilize energy to manage and resolve the stressor. Chronic stress can fatigue the adrenal.
    LEF: Cortisol Blood Test
    LEF: Adrenal Energy Formula, 60 VCap
    Adrenal Energy Formula combines four known stress-modulating extracts, Holy Basil, Cordyceps, Bacopa, and Ashwagandha, each scientifically validated to support homeostasis, even on the most stressful days. Each of these extracts modulates a different set of stress related changes in the body’s chemistry.18-30 Combined, they may complement each other to provide complete adaptogenic stress defense! For those who are seeking protection from the effects of stress, Adrenal Energy Formula is a broad-spectrum, potent, and safe formulation for maintaining healthy energy and vitality!
    LEF: Adrenal Energy Formula, 120 VCaps
    LEF: Adrenal Energy Formula, 120 VCaps


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Dr. Wilsons Dynamite Adrenal Powder, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 300 Grams (79179)
    Based on the work of Dr. James Wilson, this formula combines the important nutrients for optimal adrenal function: adrenal and other glandulars, herbs, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
    HerbsPro: Dr. Wilsons Dynamite Adrenal Powder, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 900 Grams (77300)
    Based on the work of Dr. James Wilson, this formula combines the important nutrients for optimal adrenal function: adrenal and other glandulars, herbs, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
    HerbsPro: Schisandra Adrenal Complelx, Planetary Herbals, 10 Tabs (104683)
    Planetary Herbals Schisandra Adrenal Complex™ is a classic Chinese formula, prepared from some of Asia's most precious superior tonics. Superior herbs such as these are designed to enhance and promote general health and well-being, and are especially suited for those depleted due to overwork, excess stress and inadequate rest. Lifestyle Recommendations: Avoid excessive stress, eat regularly scheduled meals, and get plenty of rest.
    HerbsPro: ADRENergize, Enzymatic Therapy, 50 Caps (13010)
    Adrenal-Cortex Complex nutritionally supports adrenal gland function. The adrenal gland creates cortisol, which assists in the metabolism of sugar and protein. Adrenal gland health is crucial for energy and stamina.
    Fatigued to Fantastic Adrenal Stress-End. Enzymatic Therapy, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Energy Formula, Life Extension, 60 VCaps (106812)
    Adrenal Energy Formula combines four known stress-modulating extractsHoly basil, cordyceps, Bacopa, and ashwagandhaeach scientifically validated to support homeostasis, even on the most stressful days. Each of these extracts modulates a different set of stress related changes in the bodys chemistry. Combined, they may complement each other to provide complete adaptogenic stress defense. For those who are seeking protection from the damaging effects of stress, Adrenal Energy Formula is a broad-spectrum, potent, and safe formulation for maintaining healthy energy and vitality! Adrenal Energy Formula modulates stress and supports energy and balance.
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Formula, Vita Logic, 60 Caps (115523)
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Health, Gaia Herbs, 60 Caps (82217)
    Supports Healthy Adrenal Functions. Supports Calmness and Freedom from Excitability. Promotes Adaptation to Stress.Stress is at the heart of many health conditions. When the body is stressed, your capacity to adapt is reduced, which can wreak havoc on the immune, nervous and inflammatory pathways. Optimizing adrenal gland function is essential to combating stress. Adrenal Health provides nourishment to the adrenals, enabling the body to adapt to stress in a healthy way.
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Optimizer, Jarrow Formulas, 60 Tabs (69185)
    Jarrow Formulas Adrenal Optimizer combines important nutrients and nutraceuticals that support adrenal health, as well as helping the recovery of stressed adrenal glands. Vitamin C, DMAE and pantothenic acid participate in the synthesis and release of adrenal hormones. Traditional healing systems, both Eastern and Western, advise the use of adaptogenic herbs that help the body to relax and rebuild. Adrenal Optimizer works best when taken over an extended period of time and combined with adequate rest and sound nutrition.
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Response, Ultra Glandulars, 60 Caps (65292)
    Adrenal Response is a dietary supplement to help strengthen and support adrenal functions of the body.
    HerbsPro: Raw Adrenal, Ultra Glandulars, 200 mg, 60 Tabs (50344)
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Support Extract, NatraBio, 60 Tabs (69740)
    Adrenal Support Providing glandular support for the symptoms of Allergies. Hay Fever, Insect Bites, Inflammation, Stress, Fatigue. NatraBio is proud to bring you the next era in symptom relief. Scientifically developed to deliver fast, effective relief in a quick and convenient liquid. NatraBio products are strong enough for the toughest symptoms yet gentle enough for children.
    HerbsPro: All Adrenal, Natural Sources, 60 Caps (87546)
    All Adrenal is a glandular extract that supports adrenal function, the glands that secrete hormones and provide support for stress, allergies, muscle tone, blood-sugar balance, endurance, energy, blood circulation, and sodium/water balance.
    HerbsPro: Raw Adrenal, Natural Sources, 60 Caps (27813)
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Optimizer, Jarrow Formulas, 60 Tabs (69185)
    HerbsPro: Fatigued To Fantastic Adrenal Stress-End, Enzymatic Therapy, 60 Caps (13009)
    When your adrenal glands are working properly, they release hormones that help your body maintain balance during stress. Fatigued to Fantastic Adrenal Stress-End provides essential nutrients to support adrenal gland function, combat stress-related fatigue, and manage excess stress.
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Balance, FoodScience of Vermont, 90 VCaps (70191)
    A dietary supplement to support adrenal function. Adrenal Balance is an advanced formula that includes those nutrients that are essential to the proper functioning of the adrenal glands.
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Cleanse, Health Plus, 90 Caps (15433)
    A synergistic blend of herbs and vitamins for healthy adrenal function.An important function of the adrenal glands is to help the body handle stress. Adrenal Cleanse is scientifically designed to improve and promote adrenal gland activity.
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Stress Away, Natures Answer, 90 Liquid Caps (107000)
    Extractacaps are filled with easy-absorbable liquid extracts and Quick-Sorb, an exclusive blend of herbs known to enhance delivery of nutrients to the body. Concentrated formula, in a vegetarian capsule, is free of preservatives and artificial chemicals. The adrenal glands protect against the ravages of stress. They are nourished by herbs such as schizandra, holy basil (tulsi) and oats, while rhodiola and ashwagandha act as adaptogens offering overall support.
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Formula, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 100 VCaps (39751)
    A synergystic blend of herbs to support the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands is the most important organ for handling negative effects of stress. Whether it be emotional, mental or physical, including fatigue & muscular weakness. The all natural ingredients in the Adrenal Formula may aid the body's ability to regulate stress & support normal adrenal function. Great supplement for stressful or active lifestyles.
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Medulla Natural Glandula, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 100 Caps (93898)
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Formula, Vita Logic, 120 Caps (115522)
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Energy Formula, Life Extension, 120 VCaps (112697)
    Adrenal Energy Formula combines four known stress-modulating extractsHoly basil, cordyceps, Bacopa, and ashwagandhaeach scientifically validated to support homeostasis, even on the most stressful days. Each of these extracts modulates a different set of stress related changes in the bodys chemistry. Combined, they may complement each other to provide complete adaptogenic stress defense. For those who are seeking protection from the damaging effects of stress, Adrenal Energy Formula is a broad-spectrum, potent, and safe formulation for maintaining healthy energy and vitality! Adrenal Energy Formula modulates stress and supports energy and balance.
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Health, Gaia Herbs, 120 Caps (82218)
    Supports Healthy Adrenal Functions. Supports Calmness and Freedom from Excitability. Promotes Adaptation to Stress.Stress is at the heart of many health conditions. When the body is stressed, your capacity to adapt is reduced, which can wreak havoc on the immune, nervous and inflammatory pathways. Optimizing adrenal gland function is essential to combating stress. Adrenal Health provides nourishment to the adrenals, enabling the body to adapt to stress in a healthy way.
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Optimizer, Jarrow Formulas, 120 Tabs (69185)
    HerbsPro: Schisandra Adrenal Complex, Planetary Herbals, 120 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Natural Glandular, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 150 Caps (108782)
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Support Tonic, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (32362)
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Support Extract, NatraBio, 1 fl. oz. (16456)
    HerbsPro: Maca Magic Adrenalift, Maca Magic, 2 fl. oz. (63138)
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Support Tonic, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32363)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Adrenal Support, Natra-Bio, 60 Tabs: K
    Providing glandular support for the symptoms of stress and fatigue, allergies and hayfever, insect bites. Naturabio provides symptom relief in a quick and convenient liquid, strong enough for the toughest symptoms yet gentle enough for children.
    Kalyx: Adrenal Support, NatraBio, 60 Tabs: HF
    Kalyx: Raw Adrenal, Natural Sources, 60 Caps: HF
    Kalyx: All Adrenal, Natural Sources, 60 Capsules: HF
    Kalyx: Ultra Glandulars Adrenal Response, Ultra Glandulars,- 60 Tabs: HF
    Kalyx: Raw Adrenal, Ultra Glandulars, 200 mg, 60 Tabs: HF
    Kalyx: Raw Adrenal Cortex, Ultra Glandulars, 60 Tabs: HF
    Kalyx: Adrenal Balance, FoodScience Labs, 90 VCaps: K
    Kalyx: Adrenal Cortex Natural Glandular, Nutricology, 100 Caps: N
    Kalyx: Adrenal Natural Glandular, Nutricology, 150 Caps: N
    Kalyx: Dr. Wilsons Dynamite Adrenal, Nutricology, 390 grams (13.7 oz.): N
    Kalyx: Adrenal Support Tonic Compound Liquid Herbal Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl oz: HF
    Kalyx: Glandulars Adrenal, Natra-Bio, 1 fl oz: K
    Kalyx: Adrenal Support, NatraBio, 1 fl oz: HF


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  • ADRENAL GLANDULAR PRODUCTS

    The adrenals are small, lima-bean shaped glands vital to the production of hormones that assist in alleviating stress and allergic reactions, improving muscle tone, regulating blood-sugar and endurance. Adrenal glandular supports the entire adrenal gland, both medulla and cortex portions. The adrenal cortex (bark) is the outer portion of the adrenal gland and is involved in the secretion of a variety of adrenal hormones, mainly cortisol and including dihydrocorisone and aldosterone. The cortical hormones are significant in basic defenses of the body against various infections, poisons, and other invasions or threats. They are also concerned with the regulation of the supply of salt and water and the maintenance of correct blood pressure. The medulla is the inner portion of the adrenal gland and is involved in the synthesis and secretion of epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Adrenal Medulla Natural Glandular, Nutricology, 100 mg, 100 Caps (93898)
    HerbsPro: All Adrenal Glandular, Natural Sources, 165 mg, 60 Caps (87546)
    HerbsPro: Raw Adrenal Glandular, Natural Sources, 60 Caps (27813)
    HerbsPro: Raw Adrenal Glandular, Ultra Glandulars, 200 mg, 60 Tabs (50350)
    HerbsPro: Raw Adrenal Glandular, Regal Life, 150 mg, 120 Caps (50344)
    HerbsPro: Adrenergize (Adrenal Cortex) Glandular, Enzymatic Therapy, 250 mg, 50 Caps (13010)
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Cortex Glandular, Nutricology, 250 mg, 100 VCaps (107684)
    HerbsPro: Adrenal Response Glandular, Ultra Glandulars, 400 mg, 60 Tabs (65292)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Raw Adrenal Glandular, Natural Sources, 60 Caps: HF
    Kalyx: Raw Adrenal, Ultra Glandulars, 200 mg, 60 Tabs: HF
    Kalyx: Raw Adrenal Cortex, Ultra Glandulars, 60 Tabs: HF


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  • ANXIETY FORMULA SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    NATIVE REMEDIES PRODUCTS

    Native Remedies: SocialFear Relief, Native Remedies, 180 Dissolvable Tablets & Pellets
    Homeopathic remedy to relieve social fear and anxiety due to shyness, stage fright and public speaking.
    Native Remedies: Triple Complex Calm Tonic, Native Remedies, 2 fl. oz.
    Homeopathic remedy to relieve anxiety, panic, stress, worry & other common nervous system problems. Supports balanced mood, improves brain and nervous system functioning, supports systemic balance.
    Native Remedies: PureCalm, Anxiety, Nervousness & Stress Symptoms, Native Remedies, 2 fl. oz.
    Herbal remedy to relieve anxiety, nervousness and symptoms of stress, plus calm moods. Helps control panic attacks and feelings of restlessness. Balances emotions during times of pressure.
    Native Remedies: ZenX, Instant Calm, Native Remedies, 90 VCaps
    A natural remedy for symptoms of anxiety and calming. A herbal supplement for a naturally calm mood and emotional health, with Kava, Passionflower & St. John's Wort. Supports emotional health, promotes restful sleep, soothes feelings of stress and restlessness, and supports healthy feelings of well being.


    CHINESE HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Anxiety Formula, Dr. Zhang HerbalMax, 120 Capsules
    The Anxiety Formula from HerbalMax uses a powerful blend of traditional Chinese herbs to ease chronic agitation and promote tranquility. Designed to soothe the mind and body quickly and effectively, this precise blend of natural herbs helps to relieve panic, fears and worries, yielding enduring calmness and relaxation with no known side effects. Additionally, in Dr. Zhang’s clinical experience, patients with chronic anxiety can see marked long-term improvement in just a few days. The Anxiety Formula aims to deliver long-lasting relief for persons suffering from constant stress, persistent bouts of anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, social phobias, and other anxiety-related conditions. Adults and children age 13 and older: 3 capsules, 3 times a day to start. After symptoms improve, you can change to 3 capsules 2 times a day. Take on an empty stomach or between meals. Children ages 9 to 12: 2 capsules, 3 times a day to start. After symptoms improve, you can change to 2 capsules 2 times a day. Take on an empty stomach or between meals. Children ages 5 to 8: 1 capsule 3 times a day to start. After symptoms improve, take 1 capsule, twice a day. Take on an empty stomach or between meals. Children ages 2 to 4: 1 capsule 2 times a day to start. After symptoms improve, take 1 a day. Take on an empty stomach or between meals. If needed, an additional daily dose may be taken. Children under age 6: open the capsules and pour the powder into a tablespoon. Mix the powder with warm water (add honey, if desired) and then have your child swallow. Ingredients include Schisandra Chinensis, Paeonia Lactiflora, Bupleurum Chinense, Curcuma Longa, Ziziphus Jujuba, Codonopsis Pilosula, Paeonia Sufuticosa.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Good Sleep & Worry Free Formula, Dr. Shens, 150 Capsules
    Dr. Shen's Good Sleep & Worry Free Pill is used for a wide range of "disturbed shen" conditions including, insomnia, anxiety, dream disturbed sleep, irritability, restlessness, or a rancorous disposition. Dr. Shen's Good Sleep & Worry Free Pill is notable as it contains no heavy metal mineral stabilizers such as loadstone, oyster shell, or cinnabar which are used in some other Chinese herbal sleep remedies. This makes Dr. Shen's Good Sleep & Worry Free Pill safer for long term use. Pregnant women should consult their health care providers before taking any supplements. This formula is not considered to cause drowsiness or impair mental or physical functions, nevertheless, each person's reaction should be assessed before performing hazardous activities such as driving, operating machinery, etc. Dosage 2 to 4 tablets, 2 to 3 times a day. In cases of poor sleep, an extra dose in the middle of the night is appropriate. Course of use is one week or longer. Results are usually obtained after 3 to 7 days of regular use. Ingredients include Chinese Sage Root, Siberian Milk Wort, Arbor Vitae Seed, Atractylodes Root, Schizandra Fruit, Heart of Poria, Gardenia Seed, Bulrush, Ginseng Root, Chinese Licorice Root.


    AYURVEDIC HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Tranquil Mind, Eases Anxiety, Banyan Botanicals, 500 mg, 90 Tabs
    Day-to-day stress from a hectic lifestyle may provoke vata in the mind and lead to conditions such as anxiety and insomnia. Tranquil Mind is carefully formulated to soothe and calm the nerves without creating dullness or lethargy. This synergistic blend of herbs balances mental activity, releases excess vata and promotes sound, restful sleep.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Anxiety Relief Globules, Similasan, 15 Grams (79668)
    HerbsPro: Anxiety Letting Go Homeopathic, Liddell Laboratories, 1 fl. oz. (27040)
    HerbsPro: Anxiety & Nervousness Homeopathic, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 fl. oz. (49716)
    HerbsPro: Anxiety Soother, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (105833)
    HerbsPro: Anxiety Soother, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (105834)
    HerbsPro: Stress & Anxiety Day & Nite Formulas, Natrol, 10 Plus 10 Tabs (80537)
    HerbsPro: Anxiety Free, Ridgecrest Herbals, 60 Caps (75366)
    HerbsPro: Anxiety Relief, Natural Care, 120 Tabs (50384)
    HerbsPro: Anxiety Relief, HomeoPet Solutions, 15 ml (83098)
    HerbsPro: Anxiety Free For Dogs, ActiPet, Beef Flavor, 90 Count Chews (94078)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Anxiety Relief Homeopathic Remedy, Similasan, 15 Grams: HF
    Anxiety Relief is homeopathic remedy specifically formulated to stimulate the body's natural ability to relieve symptoms of anxiety such as apprehension, restlessness, simple nervous tension, lack of concentration, and stage fright.
    Kalyx: Letting Go Anxiety Spray, Liddell Homeopathic, 1 fl oz: HF
    Kalyx: Anxiety & Nervousness, King Bio Homeopathic, 2 fl oz: HF
    Kalyx: Anti-Anxiety Formula Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Ingredients include Scullcap, Passionflower, Valerian, Mistletoe, Hops, Sarsparilla, Kava Kava, Catnip, Cramp Bark, Ginger, Red Clover flowers, Cayenne, Lobelia, Structured Water, 15 to 30% Grain Alcohol USP. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily.
    Kalyx: Anti-Anxiety Formula Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Ingredients include Scullcap, Passionflower, Valerian, Mistletoe, Hops, Sarsparilla, Kava Kava, Catnip, Cramp Bark, Ginger, Red Clover flowers, Cayenne, Lobelia, Structured Water, 15 to 30% Grain Alcohol USP. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily.
    Kalyx: Anti-Anxiety Formula Extract, Non-Alcoholic, Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Ingredients include Scullcap, Passionflower, Valerian, Mistletoe, Hops, Sarsparilla, Kava Kava, Catnip, Cramp Bark, Ginger, Red Clover flowers, Cayenne, Lobelia, Structured Water, Glycerine USP Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily.
    Kalyx: Anti-Anxiety Formula, Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Ingredients include Scullcap, Passionflower, Valerian, Mistletoe, Hops, Sarsparilla, Kava Kava, Catnip, Cramp Bark, Ginger, Red Clover flowers, Cayenne, Lobelia, Structured Water, 15 to 30% Grain Alcohol USP Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily.
    Kalyx: Anti-Anxiety Formula, Health & Herbs, 32 fl oz: HH
    Ingredients include Scullcap, Passionflower, Valerian, Mistletoe, Hops, Sarsparilla, Kava Kava, Catnip, Cramp Bark, Ginger, Red Clover flowers, Cayenne, Lobelia, Structured Water, 15 to 30% Grain Alcohol USP Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily.
    Kalyx: SAF Stress & Anxiety Formula, Natrol, 90 Caps: HF
    A patented formula for mood support, SAF includes key nutrients that help support mental focus and clarity. SAF is a 100% drug-free formula that helps promote relaxation and helps reduce stress and anxiety.
    Kalyx: Natural Care Anxiety Relief, 120 Sublingual Tabs: HF
    For the symptomatic relief of occasional anxiety, fear, anguish, stress and worry associated with the ups and downs of everyday life. Anxiety Relief helps make occasional, minor anxious feelings less frequent or eliminates them altogether. It helps you feel less vulnerable to the minor annoyances that make up your daily life. And it works without side-effects, synthetic drugs, or function impairment.


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  • BACK TO YOUTH SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Chinese medicine uses this time-honored formula for its adaptogenic, endocrine regulating and metabolism promoting properties to tonify the heart, kidney, spleen and stomach, help maintain healthy memory power and revive sexual potency, especially among the elderly. Back to Youth, TCM Formula is made of extracts from prepared rehmannia root, common yam, achyranthes, wolfberry, dogwood fruit, poria, salty eucommia bark, polygala prepared with licorice, roasted morinda, achizandra fruit, salty fennel, chinquapin seed, cistanche, acorus root and common jujube fruit, Chinese herbs for aging.

    CHINESE HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Back To Youth (Congrong Huanshao), Balanceuticals, 60 Caps
    Made of extracts from prepared rehmannia root, common yam, achyranthes, wolfberry, dogwood fruit, poria, salty eucommia bark, polygala prepared with licorice, roasted morinda, schizandra fruit, salty fennel, chinquapin seed, cistanche, acorus root and common jujube fruit. Chinese medicine uses this time-honored formula for its adaptogenic, endocrine regulating and metabolism promoting properties to tonify the heart, kidney, spleen and stomach, help maintain healthy memory power and revive sexual potency, especially among the elderly. As a dietary supplement, take 3 to 5 capsules 3 times daily.


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  • DEPRESSION SUPPLMENT PRODUCTS

    NATIVE REMEDIES PRODUCTS

    Native Remedies: Melancholy Lift, Homeopathic Formula For Depression, Grief & Sadness, 125 Tabs
    Melancholy Lift is a safe, non-addictive, FDA-registered natural remedy containing 100 percent homeopathic ingredients especially selected to relieve feelings of melancholy, sadness, grief, weepiness and depressed mood. Melancholy Lift should be taken at the first signs of melancholy such as sadness, weepiness and feelings of fragility to reduce feelings of grief. It can also be used to improve for somber moods or those with sensitive dispositions - all without side effects. Melancholy Lift is taken internally and works quickly to improve emotional balance and stable mood. Presented in small dissolvable tablets, Melancholy Lift is easy to ingest and hassle-free with no artificial colors or preservatives.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Depression Natural Treatments, 2nd Edition, Woodland Publishing, 36 Page Booklet (90249)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Depression Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Depression Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Depression Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Depression Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Depression Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Depression Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Depression Extract, Health & Herbs, 32 fl oz: HH


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  • EMOTIONAL BALANCE PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Emotional Eating Support Kit, Bach Flower Essences, 3 Bottles / 10 ml Each (76430)
    The three Bach Flower Remedies listed below may help you with your emotional eating habits. Cherry Plum for helping when you feel like you might lose control. Chestnut Bud will help you learn from the past so you can break the cycle and develop a new, positive behavior. Crab Apple is the cleansing remedy for body, mind, and spirit.
    HerbsPro: Emotional Balance St. Johns Wort, Planetary Herbals, 30 Tabs (7145)
    Planetary Formulas St. John's Wort Emotional Balance unites a standardized extract of Europe's legendary St. John's wort with jujube seed, a little known Chinese herb with remarkable calming properties. These two key botanicals are combined with the Chinese classic formula, Xiao Yao Wan. St. John's wort is the most widely researched botanical for supporting mental health. Xiao Yao Wan is the most widely used Chinese formula for supporting a positive and stable emotional state.
    HerbsPro: Emotional Balance St. Johns Wort, Planetary Herbals, 60 Tabs (7146)
    HerbsPro: Emotional Balance St. Johns Wort, Planetary Herbals, 120 Tabs (7144)
    HerbsPro: Emotional Factors L-Theanine, Natural Factors, 150 mg, 60 VCaps (84471)
    HerbsPro: Womens Balance, Gaia Herbs, 60 caps
    Optimizes female hormonal balance and promotes healthy emotional state. Support for healthy transitions, Vitex & Black Cohosh extracts, St. Johns Wort extract, promotes healthy emotional state.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Good Mood Tonic Compound Liquid Herbal Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl oz: HF


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  • HOMEOPATHIC ANXIETY RELIEF SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    MOOD & EMOTIONAL WELLNESS PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mood Care Extract, Combination Herbal Extracts & Tinctures
    Mood Care Extract is a blend of organic and wildharvested Kava Kava root, Gotu Kola herb, Passionflower herb, Ginger root, Wild Lettuce herb and organic grain alcohol.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Moon Moods Aroma Spray, 2 oz., Aromatherapy Sprays & Spritzers
    Designed to alleviate the emotional, off-center, and frustrating moments associated with our menstrual moon cycles. Although this aroma spray was specially formulated for the moon time; it may be used daily for better balancing of the emotions. The pleasant floral scent is wonderful as a body mist or room spray. Moon Moods Aroma Spray contains organic Lavender flower water, Witch Hazel extract and essential oils of Chamomile, Marjoram, organic Cypress and organic Rose Geranium.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: The Blues Tea, Certified Organic, Organic Herbal Tea - Bulk & Loose Leaf
    Beat those "down in the dumps" feelings with this wonderful and great tasting infusion. The taste is a rigourous tea which emboldens the palate with a rich green finish. The aroma is deeply penetrating aroma strong in mint and having herbacious attributes. The brewed color is a golden with brown undertones. Brew time is 3 to 4 minutes and is traditionally used for very mild depression. Blended with botanicals known for their mood boosting effects; this tea is mild enough to use on a daily or a delightful pick me up for those isolated times of need. Tea blend contains organic Nettle leaf, organic St. John's wort, organic Damiana leaf, organic Spearmint leaf, organic Valerian root, and organic Stevia.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Women's Balancing Tea, Certified Organic, Organic Herbal Tea - Bulk & Loose Leaf
    Rich, healthy, and delicious; this full flavored tea is ideal for every day. This blend has an herbal bouquet with graceful floral compliments and a lightly perfumed with a clean body and a light amber brewed color. Brew time is 3 to 4 minutes and is traditionally used for womens health. An infusion designed to keep all of the wonderful women out there balanced. For a balancing decoction try our Women's Freedom Tea, or keep both around for whatever mood you may be in. Contains a blend of organic Peppermint leaf, organic Nettle leaf, organic Raspberry Leaf, organic Ginger root, organic Dandelion leaf, organic Oatstraw, organic Horsetail, organic Chamomile flowers, organic Rose petals, and organic Stevia.


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    Starwest Botanicals: Egyptian Licorice Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags


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    HerbsPro: Mood Balance (Eternal Woman), Source Naturals, 45 Tabs (3914)
    HerbsPro: Mood Balance, St. Johns Wort & Lemon Balm, Eclectic Institute Inc, 45 Caps (1014)
    HerbsPro: Mood Positive 5-HTP, Natrol, 50 Tabs (76802)
    HerbsPro: Omega Skin & Mood, Rainbow Light, 60 Softgels (87307)
    HerbsPro: Mood Aid With St. John's Wort, Natures Way, 60 Caps (17994)
    HerbsPro: Mood Enhancer, Blue Sky Herbal Inc, 60 Caps (81034)
    HerbsPro: Happy Mood, Erba Vita, 60 Caps (113391)
    HerbsPro: Mood Balance (Eternal Woman), Source Naturals, 90 Tabs (3915)
    HerbsPro: Mood Support With St. Johns Wort, Now Foods, 90 VCaps (71689)
    HerbsPro: Omega 3 Mood, Country Life, 90 Softgels (45876)
    HerbsPro: Omega 3 Mood, Country Life, 180 Softgels (79107)
    HerbsPro: Good Mood Tonic, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (39430)
    HerbsPro: Good Mood Tonic, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32407)
    HerbsPro: Good Mood Enhancer, Homeopathic King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 oz. (49714)
    HerbsPro: Mood Changes, Homeopathic King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 oz. (88951)


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    Daily use of this oil will help to balance your hormones, and provides a great place to start in natural health. Creating this platform is essential for furthering a healthier you.

  • Nutrition Basics: Mood Supplements Information



  • RELORA SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Relora is used to normalizes hormone levels associated with stress-induced obesity and poor eating and drinking behaviors. Preliminary findings suggest that Relora can decrease the cravings for high fat and high sugar foods in stressed individuals. Two Chinese herbs are combined in this formula to help relieve the stress and anxiety associated with over-eating, cravings and the subsequent abdominal fat storage. The two herbs were found to normalize DHEA and Cortisol levels (stress hormones) involved in this syndrome (known as metabolic syndrome), in order to provide support for people who are chronically stressed and who have stress related eating tendencies.

    RESEARCH DATA: In central nervous system receptor binding assays, the plant extracts in Relora bind to several important targets associated with anxiety. It does not bind to the benzodiazepine receptors that would cause sedation, yet has the relaxing qualities of the benzodiazepine class of drugs in a validated anxiolytic animal model. In addition, it normalizes hormone levels associated with stress-induced obesity and eating/drinking behavior. Stress has been shown to play a significant role in a wide variety of conditions and disease states. Recent work from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and other major research centers has demonstrated that stress is a significant contributor to immune dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, other age-related disorders, and to excess body fat. Over twenty percent (20%) of adults have an obesity-like condition characterized by an excessive amount of abdominal fat. This condition is related to stress-induced hormone imbalances, especially imbalances of cortisol and DHEA. Until now, the only course of action for loosing this fat has been stress reduction with exercise and diet. Relora can normalize cortisol and DHEA levels in stressed individuals, induce relaxation, and act as an aid in controlling weight and stress-related eating or drinking. Human trials: The first formulation of Relora was tested and found to be a safe, effective, rapid acting, non-sedating dietary supplement that helps control occasional mild anxiety. Fifty (50) subjects were treated with Relora for two weeks. The recommended dosage was 200mg of Relora three times daily. (The new and improved Relora dosage is 250mg three times daily.) Based on pre-clinical studies, Relora was designed and evaluated against the following concepts: Relora helps control occasional mild anxiety or mild depression and the associated symptoms including irritability, emotional ups and downs, restlessness, tense muscles, poor sleep and concentration difficulties. Post-trial: analysis revealed an excellent agreement (82%) with the pretrial concept. Relaxation was reported by 78% of the patients. Though the product does not cause significant sedation, 74% of the patients had a restful sleep. No significant side effects were reported. When subjects were asked about drowsiness, only 24% reported that they were drowsy. Relora was judged to be gentle on the stomach by 94% of the subjects. A second trial was undertaken to measure cortisol and DHEA levels in patients with mild to moderate stress. Elevated cortisol levels and depressed DHEA levels are associated with chronic stress. A two-week regimen of Relora caused a significant (P = 0.003) increase in salivary DHEA (227%) and a significant (P = 0.01) decrease in morning salivary cortisol levels (37%). These significant findings support Relora’s ability to relieve stress and its potential role in weight control and stress-related eating and drinking behavior. A clinical trial on the final formulation of Relora is expected to be complete in late 2002.

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    HerbsPro: Relora, Futurebiotics, 90 VCaps (107162)
    HerbsPro: Relora, Life Time Nutritional Specialties, 250 mg, 60 Caps (89824)
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    HerbsPro: Theanine Serine With Relora, Source Naturals, 30 Tabs (89060)
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  • Nutrition Basics: Mood Supplement Information



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    HerbsPro: Calming Nursery Blend, Certified Organic, Aura Cacia, 0.33 fl. oz. (70458)
    Reassure your baby that all's right in the world with our blend of pure, organic essential oils. Chamomile's quiet nature, ylang ylang's steadying influence, marjoram's warm sleepy quality, and lavender's renowned, relaxing aroma gently coax your baby to calm down or drift off. Contains pure, organic lavender, sweet marjoram, Roman chamomile and ylang ylang oil.
    HerbsPro: Relaxing Citrus Aromatherapy Oil Blend, Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz. (13954)
    HerbsPro: Relaxing Lavender Electric Aromatherapy Air Freshener, Aura Cacia, 0.52 oz. (81016)
    HerbsPro: Relaxing Lavender Electric Aromatherapy Air Freshener Refill, Aura Cacia, 0.52 oz. (81020)
    HerbsPro: Lavender Calming Aromatherapy Spray, Natures Baby Organics, 4 oz. (73610)
    HerbsPro: Calendula & Lavender Calming Aromatherapy Spray, Natures Baby Organics, 4 oz. (82520)
    HerbsPro: Relaxing Lavender Air Freshening Spritzes, Aura Cacia, 6 oz. (83855)
    HerbsPro: Calming Kit For Kids, Herbs For Kids, 1 oz. (3 Piece) (71066)
    Promotes Healthy Activity and Sleep Description: Naturally promotes healthy activity and sleep. Chamomile Calm, 1 fl. oz. for peaceful days. Valerian Super Calm Nerve Support for restful nights, 1 fl. oz., is a calming formul that nourishes the nervous system and promotes peaceful activity levels, calming kids who are nevous, excited or over energized, promoting a sense of calmness and focus. Minty Ginger, 1 fl. oz., to calm upset tummies and stomach aches anytime and support the healthy functioning of the digestive system. Nighttime use may promote normal sleep. Calms and supports restful sleep. A full night's rest is crucial for an energetic child. Use Valerian with Chamomile to calm and support rest for children who have difficulty falling or staying asleep.
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    HerbsPro: Thyroid Calming Compound (Bugleweed-Motherwort), Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (2386)
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    HerbsPro: Thyroid Calming Compound (Bugleweed-Motherwort), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32180)
    HerbsPro: Progesta-Care With Calming Lavender, Life-Flo, 4 oz. (75094)
    HerbsPro: Calming NA Herbal Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags (20282)
    HerbsPro: Relaxing Herb Tea, San Francisco Herb & Teas, 24 Tea Bags (19013)
    HerbsPro: Calming Milk & Oat Bath, Certified Organic, Aura Cacia, 1.75 oz. (70457)
    HerbsPro: Calming Aromatherapy Foam Kids Bath, Aura Cacia, 2.5 oz. (69538)
    HerbsPro: Calming Chamomile Soap With Oat Beta-Glucan, Grandpa's Brands Company, 3.25 oz. (88479)
    HerbsPro: Relaxing Natural Beauty Bar Soap, Toms of Maine, 4 oz. Plus 4 oz. (8 oz.) (89248)
    HerbsPro: Calming Comfort Baby Bath, Aveeno, 8 oz. (113631)
    HerbsPro: Calming Body Wash Daily Shower Oil, Eucerin, 8.4 oz. (98297)
    HerbsPro: Lavender & Chamomile Active Naturals Calming Body Wash, Aveeno, 16 oz. (98914)
    HerbsPro: Calming Lavender Shampoo & Body Wash, Earth Mama Angel Baby, 34 oz. (108840)
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    Calming Baby Wellness Oil is useful as a massage oil for postpartum depression, pregnancy and is nursing safe. After the baby is born, a relaxing massage is an absolute must have for any new mother. The benefits of massage are numerous including relaxation, release of tension and the relief of discomfort during labor and delivery as it releases both oxytocin and endorphins and therefore can assist in relieving discomfort. Baby massage provides relief from teething, congestion, colic and emotional stress for both the baby and mom.
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    HerbsPro: Calming Itch-Relief Treatment Lotion, Eucerin, 6.8 oz. (98677)
    HerbsPro: Lavender Calming Moisturizing Lotion, Babo Botanicals, 8 oz. (95378)
    HerbsPro: Calming Creme Daily Moisturizer, Eucerin, 8 oz. (97352)
    HerbsPro: Relaxing Skin Relief Body Lotion, Attitude, 12 oz. (113012)
    HerbsPro: Calming Formula For Dogs, Pet Naturals of Vermont, 4 oz. (69354)
    HerbsPro: Calming Formula For Cats, Pet Naturals of Vermont, 4 oz. (69353)
    HerbsPro: Calming For Small Dogs, Pet Naturals of Vermont, 21 Softchews (74529)
    HerbsPro: Calming For Large Dogs, Pet Naturals of Vermont, 21 Softchews (74533)
    HerbsPro: Calming Extra-Large Chews For Dogs, Pet Naturals of Vermont, 50 Chews (94917)
    HerbsPro: Calming For Cats, Pet Naturals of Vermont, 21 Softchews (74528)


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  • Nutrition Basics: Relax & Sleep Supplement Information



  • RELAXING TEA HERBAL PRODUCTS

    A relaxing and soothing, relaxing teas are made with a variety of relaxing herbal blends including, Kava and Chamomile herbal teas, sometimes blended with Black Cumin Seed, Valerian, Passionflower and other herbs. These herbal teas will help you relax and put your worries to rest. The popularity of German or Garden Chamomile testifies to its potency as a calming sleep inducer, pain-killer, and mental relaxer. Brew the herbal teas briefly, a teaspoon to a cup of water, and drink the pleasantly aromatic tea freely. Several cups of hot tea with milk and honey may be used to induce sleep.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

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    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Kava Stress Relief Tea, Yogi Teas, Caffeine Free, 16 Tea Bags: HF
    Kalyx: Relax Tea, Pukka Herbs, 20 Tea Bags: K
    Relax tea is soothing with a calming blend of chamomile, fennel and marshmallow root. For those longing to unwind and destress, soothe away the stresses of the day with Relax tea, a wonderfully calming sweet mellow blend of pure bliss. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Perfect for grounding vata types. Chamomile flowers and gotu kola leaf help relaxation Fennel seed, ginger root and cardamom seed all work on warming and relaxing the digestive system Marshmallow root, ashwagandha and licorice help to calm and tonify Certified organic by the Soil Association & USDA Caffeine free.
    Kalyx: Relax Herbal Tea, Pukka Herbs, Caffeine Free, 20 Bags: HF
    Kalyx: Relax Herbal Tea, Pukka Herbs, Caffeine Free, 20 Tea Bags (Case of 6): HF


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  • Nutrition Basics: Relax & Sleep Supplement Information



  • SEROPRIN SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Seroprin-24 has been designed by pharmacologists, researchers, and health care practitioners to provide occasional help for simple nervous tension or irritability, help nervousness due to common everyday overwork and fatigue, gently soothe away tension, help you relax, and support mood enhancement.

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    Seroprin-24 Mood Elevator, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, 90 Tabs


  • Nutrition Basics: Mood Supplement Information



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    HerbsPro: Stress Reducing, Woodland Publishing, 112 Page Booklet (90317)
    HerbsPro: Stress Free Calm Formula, Planetary Ayurvedics, 10 Tabs (7155)
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    HerbsPro: Sleep Tonight Stress Reducing Sleep Aid, Enzymatic Therapy, 28 Tabs (76325)
    HerbsPro: Stress Response, Gaia Herbs, 30 Caps (91218)
    HerbsPro: Natural Stress Relief, Life Extension, 30 VCaps (91896)
    HerbsPro: Mega Stress, Only Natural, 30 Tabs (112342)
    HerbsPro: Stress-Relax Tranquil Sleep, Natural Factors, 45 Softgels (114816)
    HerbsPro: Stress Relief, NatraBio, 60 Tabs (70816)
    HerbsPro: Stress Tame, Jarrow Formulas, 60 Caps (60956)
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    HerbsPro: Stress Hrx, Herbal Destination, 60 VCaps (110278)
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    HerbsPro: B-Complex Stress Formula, Solgar, 90 Tabs (36638)
    HerbsPro: Stress Plus, Vegetarian, Now Foods, 100 Tabs (68775)
    HerbsPro: Anti-Stress, BioTec Foods, 100 Tabs (14271)
    HerbsPro: Ex-Stress, Natures Way, 100 Caps (17867)
    HerbsPro: Stress-Relax Tranquil Sleep, Natural Factors, 120 Chewable Tabs (114815)
    HerbsPro: Stress Relax Pharma GABA, Natural Factors, 120 Chewable Tabs (114814)
    HerbsPro: Stress-Relax Suntheanine L-Theanine, Natural Factors, 120 Chewable Tabs (114813)
    HerbsPro: Stress-X, Trace Minerals, 120 Tabs (85059)
    HerbsPro: Stress-Relax Melatonin, Natural Factors, 5 mg, 180 Chewable Tabs (114793)
    HerbsPro: Stress Free, Planetary Herbals, 810 mg, 180 Tabs (70135)
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    HerbsPro: Honey Lavender Stress Relief Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags (95045)
    HerbsPro: Stress Formula, Unflavored, Living Flower Essences, 0.5 oz. Liquid (94127)
    HerbsPro: Stress Tension Relief Globules, Similasan, 0.529 oz. (79666)
    HerbsPro: Stress Manager Compound, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (94356)
    HerbsPro: Stress Management Drops, BioForce USA, 1.7 fl. oz. (70804)
    HerbsPro: Energy Plus Stress Response Shots, Gaia Herbs, 2 oz. (112669)
    HerbsPro: Eye Stress Formula, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 oz. (49516)
    HerbsPro: 911 Stress Control, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 oz. (49712)
    HerbsPro: Stress Manager Compound, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (94357)
    HerbsPro: Stress B-Gone, Buried Treasure, 16 oz. (50445)
    HerbsPro: Energy & Stress, Liquid Health, 32 oz. (49164)
    HerbsPro: Whole Body Stress Cleanse, Enzymatic Therapy, 1 Kit (76352)
    HerbsPro: Stress Formula Balm Rose Stick, Living Flower Essences, 0.5 oz. (106008)
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    HerbsPro: Anti-Stress Shower Gel Canister, Kiss My Face, 1 oz. (Case of 24) (85515)
    HerbsPro: Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion, Aveeno Active Naturals, 12 oz. (95962)
    HerbsPro: Stress Therapy Bath, Abra Therapeutics, 17 oz. (39914)
    HerbsPro: Anti-Stress Shower Gel, Kiss My Face, 32 oz. (81957)
    HerbsPro: Anti-Stress Comfort Wrap, Earth Therapeutics (72162)
    HerbsPro: Anti-Stress Eye Pillow, Earth Therapeutics, 1 Each (61351)
    HerbsPro: Anti-Stress Sinus Pillow (Microwavable), Earth Therapeutics, 1 Piece (70488)
    HerbsPro: Anti-Stress Neck Pillow (Microwavable), Earth Therapeutics, 1 Piece (70476)


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  • SUB-ADRENE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Sub-Adrene is a highly concentrated whole adrenal-cortical extract of bovine origin. Designed for sublingual administration, it has a peppermint taste and supplies a balance of natural steroids.

    This item by American Biologics has been discontinued and is no longer available.

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    Wild Divine - Stress relief training software and meditation.


    Aleva Health - Hosiery, Orthopedics, Wound Care, Support, Diabetic Socks


    ShareASale Merchant-Affiliate Program








    MOONDRAGON'S REALM - WEBSITE DIRECTORY


    A website map to help you find what you are looking for on MoonDragon.org's Website. Available pages have been listed under appropriate directory headings.




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