Anguish and anxiety: Natural solutions – Presse santé

Anxiety and anxiety: The symptoms of an anxiety attack, even when it is brief, can negatively influence daily life. Phytotherapy (healing method using plants) and the practice of gentle techniques offer solutions that help to control and prevent anxiety attacks.


For centuries, lavender has not only been loved for its unique fragrance, but also for its many medicinal properties. Its flowers are mainly used for their essential oil, known for its calming and soothing effects on states of anguish and anxiety.

In herbal medicine, lavender is recommended at bedtime, as an herbal tea, to induce better sleep. To make a lavender herbal tea, simply place 1.5 g of dried lavender flowers in a large cup of hot water, then let it steep for 10 minutes.

In aromatherapy, it is suggested to pour 3 to 4 drops of lavender essential oil into a diffuser.

A hot bath of about twenty minutes, in which we add a cup of baking soda and a few drops of essential oil of lavender brings rest and relaxation.

The kawa (or kava)
This plant comes from the Pacific Islands and has several amazing medicinal properties. Indeed, kawa is an anxiolytic (acts against anxiety), a tranquilizer, an analgesic and a spasmolytic (anticonvulsive). Herbalists consider it a valuable ally in relieving symptoms related to anxiety, anxiety and poor stress management. Available in tablets and capsules, kawa can be found in health food stores and some pharmacies.

Hawthorn, passionflower, lime blossom and valerian.

The mixture of these medicinal plants is very effective in countering anxiety. These plants do not cause any side effects and their consumption does not require any special precautions. This composition can be found in pharmacies or in natural food stores.

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