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Someone posted very recently their recommendation for one. I told myself I would remember the post but now don't. I have to stop doing this and force myself to write things down. I make a lot of lists so I need to do one like this. Anyway just wondering if there are any suggestions.

Dear "Riverdale,"

I know many people like to find non-prescription remedies for a variety of issues and reasons.

The Mayo Clinic's Website which may be a good source of information for you to explore, has specific categories of anxiety and I'm assuming you are referring to "Generalized Anxiety Disorder."

A lot of what they talked about has more to do with physical ways to deal with anxiety however, there is a section that talks about potential remedies such as herbal supplements. Many people think there are no problems with them but just like anything else that is ingested, some of them can have side effects too which is why they always say to consult with your doctor prior to adding any type of supplement especially if you take prescription medications of any kind. They may interfere with what you may already be taking for other medical issues.

Just as an example, studies have shown the herb, Kava, can cause serious liver damage even when taking it short-term causing the FDA to issue warnings taking any supplement containing Kava.

That being said, you should be careful whenever looking into any of them. I noticed that one a homeopathic doctor recommended many years ago was on their list - there were side effects. Another thing to remember, is they aren't monitored by the FDA although there have been enhanced quality controls put into place back in 2010. Even with that, they said the quality of some supplements may still be an issue. Also, the studies showed that several seemed to have no benefit at all. They also said more research was needed to understand the risks and benefits.

Lastly, the Mayo Clinic still wants people to remember that "natural doesn't always mean safe." So I hope you will look into it further before making any decisions that may be harmful. Good luck in your search for help with anxiety.
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St John's wart is used as an herbal anxiety medication.

Dr Axe has some good essential oils for different ails. They are good high quality organic oils and I have had great results from everything I have used. His lavender is the best I have ever used for the calming effect of diffusing it in my space, I even use it in my truck to help with the traffic stress.
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I bought a Badger Headache Soother aromatherapy balm stick which helps a lot with my headaches. They make one for stress:

https://www.amazon.com/Badger-Stress-Soother-Balm-Stick/dp/B00VVTY578/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=badger+anxiety+soother&qid=1598816451&sr=8-1

And they make another one for "Cheerful Mind Balm".

I spread some of the balm on the top of my left hand and then just breathe in the fragrance (headache fragrance is peppermint & lavender) and it helps me quite a bit.

I can't imagine the stress balm would alleviate anxiety totally, but it may help you, who knows? And they are relatively inexpensive, too. You can look for a 3 or 4 pack on Amazon (they make another for Focus).

Good luck!
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Years ago I met an herbalist who produced the most wonderful lotions and body butters.  One included amber and patchouli, as well as other fragrances.    It was the most relaxing, soothing and fragrant lotion I've ever encountered.  I kept a jar in my hospital go-to bag for emergencies and those unexpected hospital ER waits.  It ALWAYS soothed me.

Unfortunately, she D'C'ed that line b'c her supply of one of the organic ingredients she used became unavailable.   I still have 2 empty jars and periodically open them, just to inhale the residues.   I've tried some of the ingredients separately, but it's just not the same.

Linda22 (https://www.agingcare.com/members/linda22) is a gardener who if I remember correctly also practices herbal gardening.   I believe that in the past she's shared some of her herbal knowledge.

The magazine Herb Quarterly, Fall 2020 issue, has a brief article addressing herbs for stress support.   Lemon Balm and Holy Basil are discussed.   I grow lemon balm and can attest to its fragrant relaxing powers.   Basil and Mints can provide the same soothing calmness.

Cinnamon was another that I took to the hospital for emotional calming.  
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Lavella, some form of lavender that comes in a gel form that you get on Amazon. I think that is what you meant from Karen’s post.
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https://www.healthline.com/health/homeopathy-for-anxiety#treatments

https://www.nativeremedies.com/moodcalm-relieves-mood-swings.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=NRSEM720&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-af6BRC5ARIsAALPIlXRna0ok5y9V55UGC5-jUWfA0H8b_bH1C3_hc-HxIVj9tVZ7Ycj2R0aAiytEALw_wcB
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Riverdale Aug 29, 2020
Thank you. You are always so helpfully informative.
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Was it Lavender?
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Riverdale Aug 29, 2020
Dont think so. All I believe I remember is that I don't think I had heard of it before.
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Please don't suggest CBD products as I have tried those and don't find relief with them.
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