Many people ask me the question: ‘I’m taking St John’s Wort for anxiety, but will it work for me?
I first tell them that everything related to The Anxiety Guy podcast, the Facebook page etc is all one persons opinion on anxiety, and other mental health issues. But of course, having suffered from debilitating health anxiety for 6 years, as well as doing copious amounts of research on health anxiety does merit some kind quality feedback to others.
Right off the bat though, I have to say I love St Johns Wort for anxiety! After giving this anxiety herb a good 4 weeks before any sort of judgement, my overall moods improved, and I felt a sense of calm all around. Of course my mindset while taking St John’s Wort for anxiety was always to use it as a sidekick as I practiced my CBT to overcome my fears daily.
That Was The Key!
many people take supplements for anxiety thinking this could be the cure they’ve always been looking for. Little do they know, there is no medication or supplement that overcomes fear. That part you have to take on, head on. Europeans have used St Johns Wort for anxiety and depression for years, and I believe the news about its effectiveness is just recently hitting North America.
The nice thing is that St John’s Wort doesn’t appear to interact with most conventional drugs. Also to give you a better idea of how important St John’s Wort is to the Europeans, In Germany, a place where doctors regularly prescribe herbal remedies, St. John’s wort is by far the most common form of antidepressant, more widely used than the drugs Zoloft or Prozac because it has far fewer side effects.
To learn more about the great connection between St John’s Wort and anxiety make sure to watch the video at the bottom. You’ll find many answers to your questions when it comes to St John’s Wort For anxiety.
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