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Does anyone know of any good herbal remedies for anxiety, that can be used in the daytime without causing drowsiness? I sometimes take valarian, but can only do so at night because it makes me so sleepy.

 

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Not sure if you can get it online, but we take Serenity Compound we get from our holistic doctor. It has eleuthro root, skullcap, chamomile, oat milky seed and linden flower in it. I know she gets it from somewhere in... New Jersey maybe? Hope that helps!
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Bach Rescue Remedy - but if it is out of control anxiety it does not touch it for me.  I also like calms forte.  Like I said those work well for everyday type anxiety or if you are a bit over the edge.  

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Thanks for the suggestions. My anxiety is more low grade than intense. I used to have panic attacks a long time ago and those were just awful; there's nothing like that going on now.

 

I started taking St. John's Wort a few days ago. I'm not depressed, but I read it was also good for anxiety, and I happened to find a bottle in my cabinet that I had bought a while ago (when I was depressed), so I'd figure I'd give it a try. So far, so good. Maybe it's a coincidence or the placebo effect, but I do feel a bit lighter.


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I take 50 mg of 5 HTP when I get up each day and another 50 mg around 2pm. I also take 100 mg of L-Theanine when needed

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I take 50 mg of 5 HTP when I get up each day and another 50 mg around 2pm. I also take 100 mg of L-Theanine when needed


Where do you get these?

 


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5 HTP I get at Rexall under the brand Nature's Bounty. You can get it at a lot of pharmacies. I buy the 100mg and open them and take out half. Then I buy empty gel caps at the natural foods store and put the other half in so I have double the capsules.

 

L-Theanine (which is the active ingredient in green tea) I get at Noah's Natural Foods

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Passion Flower has been wonderful for me.

 

Skullcap gave me a horrible hayfever reaction.

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