Many people find it difficult to deal with stress, anxiety and mood swings that often result in extreme form of anger and unreasonable behaviour towards family, friends or even complete strangers. But anger can be dealt with efficiently and successfully by consuming supplements of a particular class of herbs known as nervines. These nerviness have sedative properties that act directly on the nervous system thereby eliminating the intensity of anger. However, the nerviness should always be taken under medical supervision and after consultation with a qualified herbalist.
Effective Herbal Remedies For Anger
German chamomile was used by the Saxons in ancient times to treat nervous disorders including anger, stress, nervousness and depression. These days the herb is widely available in all herbal stores in tea and capsule form. The herb contains flavonoids that are known to have a calming effect on both the body and the mind that reduces frequency and intensity of outbursts of anger.
Drink a cup of chamomile tea first thing in the morning to keep anger and its symptoms at bay. Drinking chamomile tea 30 minutes before bed time will help you sleep better at night.
Oat seeds are a good source of flavonoids, saponins, silicic acid and polysaccharides that are all known to have a soothing and calming effect on the mind, which greatly helps in prevention of emotional outbursts.
In some cases herbal supplements of oat straw seeds are also given to smoking addicts to help them deal with tobacco withdrawal symptoms once they quit. Consult an herbalist as to the correct dose of the herb to help deal with anger.
Skullcap is an excellent herb when it comes to anger management. The herb is widely available in all herbal stores in tea form. The leaves as well as the flowers of the herb contain tannins, flavonoids, volatile oils and iridoids; these active compounds are essential to reduce the tension, anxiety and hysteria that often accompany emotional outbursts. Drink 4-5 cups of skullcap tea daily to keep yourself happy and calm at all times.
St. John’s Wort
St John’s Wort is used in the treatment of many conditions since the bright yellow herb of the flower has many medicinal properties. The herb is a rich source of flavonoids that are required to maintain a calm and peaceful mind and body. The herb greatly helps in the treatment of mood swings by balancing the hormonal level in the body.
Herbal supplements are generally used to treat anger, moods swings, depression and anxiety in menopausal women. Take 400mg of herbal capsules twice a day to keep anger at bay.
Verbena has been mentioned in the medical journals of ancient Druids and is also known as vervain in some parts of the world. The herb is considered rich in flavonoids and caffeine derivatives. It acts in the nerves and promotes a feeling of well being thereby reducing the intensity and frequency of feelings resulting in emotional outbursts.
Verbena is not as widely available as some of the other mentioned herbs though there are many online herbal stores that sell the herb in supplement form. Get in touch with an herbalist for the proper dose.