Steering clear from stress is almost impossible in today’s high-pressure society. Before resorting to prescription drugs, you may want to give natural remedies a try.
Natural remedies have been created as a result of historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence. According to the University of New Hampshire Health Services, “herbal medicine has its roots in every culture around the world, from the Greeks to the Celts, the Romans to the Arabs, and the Chinese to the Indians.”
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Stress can cause anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Natural remedies provide ways to subside the feelings of stress and anxiety without having to visit the doctor’s office.
Medications such as Xanax, clonazepam, Valium, and Ativan are fast-acting drugs that promote calming effects on those dealing with anxiety. However, these calming effects are temporary and unwanted side effects may occur.
According to Calm Clinic, “the reason herbal medicines are so beneficial is because while you use herbal supplements you can also learn valuable anxiety-coping strategies.”
Natural remedies are inexpensive, safe, easy to find, effective, and have fewer side effects than prescription drugs.