Despite the prevalence of herbal remedies for nearly every condition available, there are very few treatments available for anxiety. One of the biggest problems with treating anxiety is that anxiety has a great deal to do with the connection between your mind and body. Few herbs are able to correctly calm the mind as well as reduce symptoms well enough to truly combat anxiety.
But there is one herb that is far and away the best possible anxiety treatment. That herb is known as kava, one of the most medically acclaimed
herbal remedies on the market today.
Pharmaceutical Medicines for Anxiety
The greatest strengths of kava have a lot to do with the weaknesses of its competition – pharmaceutical medicine. Anxiety treatments are easily some of the worst treatments currently available, primarily because developing a safe drug that combats something as complex as anxiety is simply too difficult. Common symptoms of these medications include:
• Changes in personality
• Organ damage
• Increase in anxiety
It's impossible to cure anxiety through medicine alone. Yet these medicines require that you take them for as long as one year at minimum. They have the potential to drastically affect your personality, can harm your body, and in some cases can actually lead to an increase in anxiety. They are also highly addictive. Without them, you'll not only feel your anxiety coming back – it may come back stronger than ever before. The entire purpose of taking these medications is to simply life a life free of anxiety, but if the drugs change your personality and cause severe addiction and withdrawal, they are not truly providing that value.
The Amazing Power of Kava
Kava has proven benefits on anxiety. It calms anxiety symptoms first, reducing the anxious energy you experience when you have anxiety, and it balances your mood and improves sleep to make dealing with anxiety much easier. Kava works quickly – within 20 minutes your anxiety will decrease, and the experience lasts for 8 hours with no side effects. Kava can benefit those with severe anxiety, but it is even better for those with mild to moderate anxiety – those that suffer from anxiety regularly but are otherwise able to go about their day.
But perhaps the most impressive features of kava are not about what kava does, but what it doesn't do. It doesn't affect your personality in the slightest – you will still be you, but free of anxiety. It's also not at all addictive. In fact, studies have shown that there is not only no risk of developing an addiction – there is no risk of developing a tolerance either, so you will never have to take more of the medicine in order to achieve the same result.
Kava vs. Medicine
When you compare the two choices together, there is simply no reason to take modern day pharmaceutical medicines in place of using kava as a treatment. Kava is safer, it is better, and it has the potential to relieve you of mild to moderate anxiety symptoms
while allowing you to stay who you are with absolutely zero risk of addiction. Kava blows pharmaceutical medicine out of the water.
Now, there is no such thing a medicinal cure for anxiety, and that includes kava. You will still have to take kava regularly to keep your anxiety at bay, otherwise your anxiety will come back. But if you need a break from anxiety at any time, kava is the best option, and if you want to try to cure your anxiety forever, combining kava with some type of therapy or self-help (to learn coping skills) is a great way to start to permanently rid yourself of anxiety forever. Anxiety is powerful. Kava can be a tremendous help.
About the Author: Ryan Rivera suffered from severe anxieties during the course of his life, but was determined to only receive a natural treatment. He provides resources related to anxiety at www.calmclinic.com