Aconitum and argentum can provide relief for the majority of people with anxiety.
But if neither of these is a good match for your set of symptoms, or you have tried them without success, here are some other notable homeopathic remedies to keep in mind.
Pick one that most closely matches your set of symptoms:
- Arsenicum album — for those deeply worried about their health
- Calcarea carbonica — for feeling overwhelmed by illness or obligations
- Gelsemium — for performance anxiety, stage fright or fear of going to the doctor or dentist
- Ignatia amara — for profound loss, or for sensitive persons who are anxious due to loss or disappointment
- Kali phosphoricum — for those easily startled, with a sense of dread and inability to cope
- Lycopodium — for anxiety caused by too many responsibilities and fear of failure
- Natrum muriaticum — for anxiety in social situations, or for insomnia caused by anxiety that gets worse at night
- Phosphorous — for anxiety brought on by lack of confidence
- Pulsatilla — for anxiety caused by hormonal changes or emotional neediness
- Silica — for stress brought on by perfectionism
Seeking Professional Homeopathic Advice
If your anxiety is severe, you may want to seek the guidance of a homeopathic professional.
If you live in the US, you can find one in your area in the National Center for Homeopathy directory.
In Canada, see the Canadian Society of Homeopaths.
If you live in the United Kingdom, look at the British Homeopathic Associations database.
In Australia, you can find a list of registered homeopaths at AROH.com.au.
Aromatherapy is a healing system based on the use of essential oils — concentrated, fragrant extracts taken from the roots, leaves, seeds, or flowers of medicinal plants. (104)
Essential oils been used for over 6,000 years in Egypt, Greece, China, India and the Roman Empire and are frequently mentioned in the Bible.
They may sound like lightweight, rather than serious, remedies for anxiety, but their use is recommended by such prestigious organizations as the Mayo Clinic and the National Cancer Institute.
The US National Library of Medicine, a database of scientific research, lists thousands of research studies performed on essential oils.
It’s not completely understood how essential oils work, but they seem to work by tapping into the powerful relationship between our sense of smell and the brain.
Scent receptors in the nose send chemical messages by way of the olfactory nerve to the limbic system, a primitive area of the brain that deals with basic emotions (like anger and fear) and memories.
While herbs used for anxiety are usually taken internally, essential oils are used externally to reduce stress and heal emotional issues.