Anxiety is a common ailment in our society. Anti-anxiety medications are among the most abused drugs in the United States, obtained both legally, via prescription, and illegally. These drugs are also known as sedatives. Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications may be up to 12 times more likely to abuse those drugs illegally than teens who have never received a prescription.
In order to combat the anxiety, many doctors often prescribe medication so the person is able to function better. There are also uses for people who benzodiazepines such as these for extreme situations like alcohol withdrawal, but that is only for a limited time period.
Xanax and Klonopin are two of the most popular anti-anxiety drugs on the market, along with Ativan and Librium. Surprisingly, the most prevalent side effect of these drugs is more severe anxiety. Withdrawal symptoms from Xanax are; anxiety, depression, insomnia and extreme cravings.
Home-made Anti-Anxiety Elixir
Lemon and honey are known for their soothing and relaxation benefits. Certain compounds in honey have a calming effect, this is prominent when taken in significant amounts.
2 Tsp Lemon Juice
2 Tsp Ground Ginger
1 Tsp Raw Honey
Add everything to a bowl, mix well and take three times a day.
Other Remedies To Cure Anxiety Naturally
Soursop is one of the home remedies for anxiety and panic attacks that we hold in very high regard. This fruit has repeatedly shown in studies to help relieve the effects and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Used as folk natural remedy for anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia, passionflower has been shown in studies to treat anxiety remarkably well. One study actually found it to be as effective as benzodiazepine drugs, but without the drowsiness.
Epsom salt bath
It’s hard to hold on to every ounce of anxiety when you’re submerged in a bathtub; it’s relaxing by nature, and increasing your body temperature has been shown to help regulate mood and anxiety.