2 – A Home Remedy For Anxiety
Valerian root has a calming effect on the brain and on the body. Those who suffer from anxiety but prefer not to take prescription can use this herb instead. According to some studies, Valerian root is the natural alternative to anxiety drugs such as Klonopin, Xanax, Ativan, and other similar medications. The herb acts in the GABA receptors of the brain similar to how prescription drugs interact with the brain. While prescription-strength medication has a sedative effect, the acid from the root interactive with the brain but doesn’t create the pronounced sedative effect that many people would prefer to avoid.
For people who suffer from mood and anxiety disorders, this herb may be an effective alternative. One study at Harvard Medical School tested a wide range of herbal supplements to determine their effectiveness in controlling anxiety. Of all the herbs tested, Valerian root proved to be the one that performed the best.