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Nervousness – Top 5 Herbs To Control It

Nervousness can range from a small feeling of unease to a full panic attack.

Sometimes, putting ourselves in a state of anxiety means that we are awake and in the end, this process works in our favor. However, when we are not able to control our anxieties and fear, all of this adversely impacts our psychology; sucking all of our energy away.

Fortunately, it is something we can deal with proper exercising of our brains as well as using precious herbs.

How Can We Accommodate These Concerns And Nervousness?

First of all, the most important thing is to ask yourself if the problem that worries you, can be solved or not.

When we worry too much, we can rarely find a solution to the problem we are concerned with. What you should do is describe concerns to those that have an outlet and those that do not.

You may think that you have tried everything in order to avoid feeling anxious, yet nothing works. Nevertheless, before being disappointed by results, consider the following tips:

  1. Ask yourself if the problem is real and if you can do something to deal with it successfully.


  2. If you notice that you can find a worthwhile solution to the problem that concerns you, focus your efforts on the things that you can do to change the situation that displeases you. Do not waste your energy in situations that you are unable to control. In fact, you can make a plan of action. You will see that soon you will feel less anxious and nervous.


  3. If you do not see “light at the end of the tunnel” then what you have to do is to accept your feelings. It may sound scary, but only then you can use this situation to your advantage and be a winner in the end.

Be Careful of the Impact of Others in Your Life

Research has shown that our psychology is inextricably linked to that of our surroundings. How we feel is contagious.

Indeed, people with whom we spend with share companionship have an even greater impact on us. Therefore:

  • Keep a diary of moments of nervousness
  • Spend less time with people who stress you
  • Be careful of what people you trust

How Herbs Can Help Us Deal with Nervousness

Herbs are the ideal way to combat nervousness as well as to experience the symptoms of tension and stress, and relax naturally.

A decoction of herbs or herbal combinations can give you peace after a hard and tiring day. Learn about the top four herbs that can help you to control any nervous conditions below.

Caution- Please Read

Use: Don’t try to use all of the recipes listed below at the same time. Decide which method you should use depending on the availability or the side effects of each herb.

Side Effects: Visit the following pages where the side effects of herbs are mentioned in detail, in order to make sure that you will not use herbal remedies that cause any health problem. Especially, if you are taking any medication.

  • Basil

Basil is an excellent herb to deal with general nervous system ailments.

Infusion: Pour boiling water in a cup with one teaspoon of basil leaves. Allow the mixture to sit for 5-6 minutes, strain, and then drink up to 3 cups per day.

Side-Effects of Basil:

  • Chamomile

Chamomile tea and baths are beneficial for the entire nervous system and help to deal with nervous exhaustion and mental stress. chamomile

Infusion: Pour boiling water in a cup with 2-3 grams of chopped ginseng root, one teaspoon powdered ginseng or 5-6 ginseng slices. Allow this mixture to sit for 5-6 minutes, strain and then drink.

Bath: Use 200 g. Chamomile for a full bath.

Side-Effects of Chamomile:

  • Ginseng

Ginseng helps to restore the nervous system, severe anxiety, depression, and it is considered to be ideal for intense emotional stress, mental stress, as well as nervous exhaustion.

Infusion: Pour warm water in a cup with 2-3 grams of chopped ginseng root, one teaspoon of powdered ginseng or 5-6 ginseng slices. Allow this mixture to sit for 5-6 minutes, strain and then drink.

Side-Effects of Ginseng:

  • Speedwell

Speedwell helps with weak nerves, poor memory problems, memory lapses, nervous feelings due to mental overwork, overexertion, dizziness, depression, melancholia, and anxiety.

Infusion: Pour boiling water in a cup with one heaping teaspoon of speedwell. Allow this mixture to sit for 3-4 minutes, strain, and then drink very slowly; up to 3 cups a day.

Side-Effects of Speedwell:

  • St. John’s Wort

St. John’s wort helps with all nervous affections, like injured nerves, nervousness, neuritis, nervous system debility, neurosis, as well as sleeplessness.

Infusion: Pour boiling water in a cup with one teaspoon of St. John’s wort. Allow this mixture to sit for 3-4 minutes, strain, and then drink very slowly up to 2 cups a day.

Side-Effects of St. John’s Wort: 

Final Note

Many times those who are facing stressful situations for many years, find them harder than how they are in reality.

What we have to do is to find what scares and worries us. Then, we can treat every one of those concerns as a separate case. Challenging our fears will help us to obtain a more balanced perspective.

We believe that alertness and constant concern for everything would probably prevent any obstacles or pitfalls that can happen to us.

The problem is to realize ourselves that the root of any problem is our concern itself. Only then can we deal effectively with nervousness and regain control of our self and our thoughts.


I wish for you to be always healthy.


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Learning to use herbs is a healing journey and a preventive way of living; nonetheless, herbs are not meant to take the place of your family doctor.
Herbs can be helpful allies in maintaining good health, but they can be powerful medications that should be treated with the same caution and respect as drugs, precisely, because herbs DO work.
Many herbs do have dangerous interactions when paired with prescription drugs; while others are contraindicated for individuals with certain health conditions.
The information contained herein is not presented with the intention of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. It is not to be used as medical advice and is offered only for use in maintaining and promoting health in cooperation with a physician.
Always check with your doctor first before beginning any health program.

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  1. Elizabeth on February 2, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Thank you for your article.
    It happened 18 months ago when I had a nervous breakdown. Now, I’m trying to control my emotions, but it’s very difficult to do it. I’ll try to use the herbal remedies you noticed above, and I’ll let know about the results.
    Thanks again!

    • Dimitra Nasiou on February 2, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Thank you for sharing your problem Elizabeth. Let us know about the herb you’ll try and your nervousness results.
      Have a great day!

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