Can Herbal Remedies Really Help To Ease Minor Anxiety?

According to Anxiety UK 'while it is not clear exactly how St John”s Wort works, it is thought that is helps to prolong the action of serotonin, a brain neurotransmitter, which when deficient can result in low mood.' Whilst you might have found a herbal remedy that really works for you, it's highly unlikely you'll find your GP recommending any. Stay connected with friends and family: 'Studies show that loneliness can have a huge negative impact on both mental and physical health - more than we might think. Cut the booze: 'As tempting as it may be to schedule in a daily wine o’clock, don’t let boredom make you reach for alcohol. Whilst it may relax us in the short-term, it can make us feel much more anxious and jittery the day afterwards, perpetuating the anxiety cycle. Ration the news (and social media): 'With so much information at our fingertips, many of us might want to use the ‘knowledge is power’ approach to battle coronavirus anxiety. It’s been shown to take advantage of our brain’s ‘neuroplasticity’ which essentially means you can train your brain to become more flexible and resilient to daily stressors. Establishing a daily practice is a bit like taking a dailysupplement for your mental health - prevention is key!' 'If self-care methods aren’t doing the trick and your anxiety is starting to have an impact on your every day life, it may be time to speak to your GP.' Although natural, some can interfere with medicines you might already be taking, or may not be suitable for those who or pregnant or suffering from specific medical conditions. A targeted night serum, Rodial CBD Sleep Drops, £85, sink in at speed, soothing skin with natural anti-inflammatories. Doing what it says on the tin, Origins' new HELLO, Calm Relaxing & Hydrating Face Mask with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, £25, helps take down redness while boosting moisture levels. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare CBD Super Serum, £64, pairs its hero ingredient with hyaluronic acid to instantly perk up dehydrated skin. Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics Natural CBD PMS Cream, £32 at, is best applied straight onto your lower back and stomach to ease cramps and tension.