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Herbs for Anxiety – Do They Work?

A number of medications are available for the treatment of anxiety. However, some of these medications can be addictive and may have other side effects that make them inadvisable. Herbal supplements can offer some relief for generalized anxiety disorder and other anxiety conditions. Consumers should discuss these herbal supplements with their physicians before taking them. Kava Kava, also called kava kava, is an herb from the Pacific Island, where it grows as a tall shrub. The root is the part of the plant used medicinally. It is used as a ceremonial drink in Pacific Island cultures. It is chewed or ground into a pulp and added to cold water and drunk as a mild intoxicant. Kava is said to increase well being and produce a feeling of relaxation. Some studies have found … Read entire article »

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