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Which herbal remedies are helpful to reduce stress and anxiety?

Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND
Naturopathic Medicine Specialist

Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist Dr. Peter Bongiorno explains which herbal remedies are helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. Watch Dr. Peter Bongiorno's video for tips on naturopathic remedies and alternative treatments.

Dr. Pina LoGiudice, LAc, ND
Naturopathic Medicine Specialist

When you're under a lot of stress, an herbal remedy that's been used in China for centuries can help you feel calmer and less overwhelmed, says naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist Pina LoGiudice. Learn more by watching this video.

There are many common and accessible herbs to help support someone who has stress and anxiety. These include chamomile, ginko biloba, kava kava, St. Johns wort, valerian, verbena, rose, lavender, skullcap and rhodiola. Some drugs are safer and some are more well studied than others. Special care as well as physician approval should be obtained prior to starting St. Johns wort, ginko biloba and kava kava because of possible interactions. Herb formulas that combine ingredients also exist but are not necessarily better. Herbs come in many forms such as teas, tinctures, capsules and sublingual tablets or drops. Potency can vary in different forms, brands and preparations. In general, however, herbs are subtle and relatively safe for treatment of occasionally stress and anxiety.

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