5 Natural Herbs for Treating Pain, Anxiety & Depression

by Carol Gilmore | July 20, 2018 7:20 pm

Cannabis

Cannabis is a wild, tropical/temperate plant that grows in many parts of the world. Its scientific name is cannabis sativa but is popular by other names such as marijuana, hash, pot, joint, etc. The famous “high” effect of cannabis is due to an ingredient called delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. The potency of cannabis products depends upon the THC level and Cannabidiol in it. Many cannabis products such as cbd oil for anxiety[1] are available in the market, but not all of them are worth using. Keep an eye on how to use cannabis for making its effects more satisfying and enjoyable.

Phenibut

Phenibut is a chemical that mimics a brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It is a standard medicine for anxiety, insomnia, fear, stress, depression and related conditions. Research on animals shows that phenibut can successfully decrease stress, but its human model effects are not studied. Many parts of the world sell it as a medicine, but one needs to understand all the outcomes while using phenibut.

Kava

Kava (Piper methysticum) belongs to the family of nightshade plants and grows in South Pacific region. For thousands of years, the natives used this as a ceremonial drink for recreation. Kava root has high amounts of kavalactones that are responsible for all its effects. Recently kava has received remarkable attention for its stress-relieving effects.

Mitragyna Javanica

When Kratom[2] is unavailable, Mitragyna javanica, a close cousin of Kratom may offer its benefits. Both of these plants belong to the same plant family but show slightly different effects. Mitragyna javanica is a mild substitute of Kratom, which makes it a perfect option for all the new users of herbs. It is 100% legal and readily available. Mitragyna javanica is a minor stress reliever that is good for everyday use. It is not helpful in severe medical conditions. Unlike Kratom, javanica doesn’t affect blood pressure, which indicates it to be safe for almost everyone including blood pressure patients.

Blue Lotus

Blue lotus is also famous by the name of Blue Water Lily. It is scientifically called Nymphaea Caerulea, and it grows along the river Nile. This plant is a natural sedative with a medicinal history spreading across thousands of years. The native cultures used it in their religious ceremonies to reach higher levels of consciousness. In the third century, Greeks introduced the world with blue lotus and people from far regions started using it for cognitive boost and energy. There are many uses of blue lotus today, which this section mentions.

Kanna

Kanna plant has traditional use for mood enhancement, stress and anxiety relief. It is a part of social gatherings and healing procedures in its native areas of growth. The popular myth says that in ancient times, warriors on returning from a battle used kanna to overcome stress. Kanna has recently gained worldwide attention for its stress relieving and mood uplifting qualities, which makes it a perfect recreational herb. There are some kanna products available in the markets. Read the complete guideline on how to use a kanna product.

Endnotes:
  1. cbd oil for anxiety: https://redstormscientific.com/best-cbd-oil-for-anxiety-depression/
  2. Kratom: http://kratomguides.com/

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