St John's Wort

(Hypericum perforatum)

Over the past two decades, St. John's wort has been studied in thousands of patients for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. Most preparations are standardized to hypericin or hyperforin. The precise mechanisms of action are not known but are postulated to include selective inhibition of serotonin, -aminobutyrate, norepinephrine, and dopamine reuptake in the central nervous system.


The dried leaf of the ginkgo tree has been used medicinally for thousands of years. More than 400 studies over the past 30 years have investigated ginkgo's ability to improve blood flow in a variety of conditions, including memory impairment, dementia, peripheral vascular disease, vertigo, tinnitus, asthma, SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction, anxiety and acute mountain sickness. The German Commission E has approved a standardized form of ginkgo leaf extract (EGb 761) for the treatment of cognitive impairment and intermittent claudication.


Garlic is one of the top-selling herbs in Europe and the United States. It has been used since antiquity for the treatment of cardiovascular and infectious diseases. The German Federal Health Agency Commission E and the European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy have approved its use for the treatment of hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis. Garlic is available in multiple over-the-counter formulations (dried, powdered, oils). Many products are standardized to yield 0.6% allicin, the ingredient believed responsible for its odor and therapeutic benefit.

Alternative Tinnitus Remedies

Have you been suffering from tinnitus for some time now?

If you have, you must know how painful and frustrating all those noises in the ear can be. They can strike anytime in the day, and can become worse in the night. You would probably give anything to get some relief. But that's of course easier said than done. The remedies suggested by the physician can give some relief. But the noises always come back.

So are the noises of tinnitus getting on your nerves?

Treat Anxiety With Valerian

Article about treating anxiety with valerian.

Specialists in herbal medicine report that Valerian is as popular in herbal medicine as Valium is in pharmaceutical medicine. By some accounts Valerian is the most widely used sedative in Europe. There are over 100 Valerian preparations sold in pharmacies in Europe. Valerian is growing in popularity throughout the world because it has a good reputation for easing anxiety and sleep problems.

Treat Anxiety and Depression with Hypericum (St. John's Wort).

St John's Wort is also known as Hypericum perforatum.

St John's wort is a perennial plant which has bright yellow flowers that begin to bloom every year around 20 June. This date is the date of the feast of St John and hence the name of the plant. Wort means plant.

Hypericum was known to be an effective treatment for anxiety by Hippocrates. This ancient Greek physician used Hypericum as a treatment for "nervous unrest".Hypericum has been used for over 2400 years as a treatment for anxiety, worry and sleep disturbances.

Calming with Chamomile

Chamomile is also known as Matricaria recutita.

Chamomile is one of the most widely used sedative herbs in the Western world. Chamomile is an effective herb for relaxation. Chamomile has been used for thousands of years as a calming agent and for soothing a nervous stomach.

Chamomile has been shown to have a medically proven calming effect on smooth muscle tissue. It is therefore especially effective when stress and anxiety leads to indigestion.

Treat Anxiety With Herbs

This article is an introduction and overview 

Many people with anxiety take prescribed tranquillisers and/or antidepressants for their "nerves". However, a lot of people prefer to avoid prescribed medications and prefer to take herbal treatments for their anxiety.

There are a number of herbal medications which are used to treat anxiety.