The Top Ayurvedic Treatments for Anxiety 

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)

What is Anxiety? 

Anxiety is a common mental health condition characterized by feelings of fear and worry. It can be debilitating and affect daily life.

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Ayurvedic Approach to Treat Anxiety 

Ayurveda believes that anxiety is caused by an imbalance in the mind and body. It offers natural remedies and lifestyle changes to restore balance. 

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1. Ashwagandha 

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is used in Ayurveda to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. It helps balance cortisol levels and supports the nervous system. 

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2. Brahmi 

Also known as Bacopa, this Ayurvedic herb has been used for centuries to improve cognitive function and reduce anxiety by modulating neurotransmitters in the brain.

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3. Shankhapushpi 

Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) is known for its ability to reduce anxiety & promote relaxation by regulating neurotransmitter levels and alleviating feelings of stress.

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4. Jatamansi 

By modulating neurotransmitter levels and fostering a sense of calm and relaxation, Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

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5. Shirodhara 

This Ayurvedic therapy involves the continuous pouring of warm oil onto the forehead, inducing a deep sense of relaxation.

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6. Abhyanga 

This Ayurvedic massage technique uses warm oil to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety by stimulating energy flow, promoting circulation, and calming the nervous system.

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7. Yoga

Yoga combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to promote relaxation and reduce stress hormones, promoting overall well-being.

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8. Pranayama 

Pranayama used in yoga can help balance the nervous system, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation, making it a valuable tool for managing stress and anxiety.

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9. Meditation

Meditation involves focusing on the present moment and cultivating a sense of calm, making it an effective way to reduce anxiety and promote overall well-being.

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10. Diet and Lifestyle Changes 

Eating a balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. 

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