As an ex Anxiety sufferer, I spent many hours at the Doctors. Many Doctors don’t know how to cure it and still don’t to this day, all they seem to do is throw medication at it and hope it “helps”. They tend to try you out with a wide range of different drugs including; Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and Celexa. These are hit and miss as some of them work perfectly with some, but not others. Did you know there are more natural ways of helping anxiety and getting rid of those horrible thoughts and depressions?
The Best Natural Anxiety Remedy
After a lot of research, I came across Ashwagandha. This little miracle cure as I call it does not only help Anxiety it is also used for a lot of other things such as arthritis, anxiety, trouble sleeping (insomnia), tumours, tuberculosis, asthma, a skin condition marked by white patchiness (leukoderma), bronchitis, backache, fibromyalgia, menstrual problems, hiccups, and chronic liver disease.
A study was actually undertaken where participants with moderate to severe anxiety of which, had it for 6 weeks or longer. The participants were given either naturopathic care consisting of dietary counseling, deep breathing relaxation techniques, a standard multivitamin and 300 mg of ashwagandha or standardized psychotherapy intervention, which included breathing exercises and relaxation techniques along with a placebo effect over a 12 week period. Those who has the naturopathic care including the ashwagandha supplement found significant improvements to their mental health, concentration, fatigue levels, social functioning, vitality, and overall quality of life, those who had psychotherapy and the placebo were exactly the same.
If you plan on taking and trying out Ashwagandha for other reasons other than anxiety you will need to Google up the dose as they do differ, depending on why you are taking it. For anxiety itself the recommended dose is around 300mg taken throughout the day, the maximum dose is 6000mg for severe anxiety.
How It Helped Me
Ashwagandha has been invited into my life with open arms, it has changed me dramatically. I am now able to venture outside of the home unassisted, I have even found being able to talk to random strangers and able to start and hold conversations no problem at all. I have found you do feel a euphoric effect and a slight high with doses over 300mg, though this is nothing to worry about. Do not take Ashwagandha and think it will be a miracle cure, you will still benefit from seeing a mental health counsellor who will still assist you through your anxiety.
Where To Buy Ashwagandha
The best place to buy this within the UK is Holland & Barratt you can pick up a small 80 capsule tub for £12.29 ($8.04). For the best prices you should probably just browse around online, I only went to Holland & Barratt because it was close to me from my home. Ashwagandha is available in tablet form or it can be bought online and delivered to you in it’s natural root form, this all depends on you and how you like to take it.