Can Plants Help Treat Anxiety?

When it comes to anxiety, quite a few people around the world are dependent upon pharmaceutical medications, many of which can lead to dependency and other problems. At Dawn Potter Acupuncture & Wellness we are proud to offer a more natural approach to healthcare and anxiety management, including a variety of herbs. Today, we’ll be discussing which herbs are best known for their anxi-anxiety properties. Have additional questions? Interested in Clearwater Chinese herbal medicine? We would be happy to help, schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation to get started today.



Picture of Chamomile Flowers - Used For Natural Anxiety Treatment

Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile)


If you’ve ever looked around at tea, especially the caffeine free variety, chances are you’ve seen Chamomile mentioned. Chamomile is an extremely popular herb that has been used for centuries to promote relaxation and reduce overall anxiety.

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)


Have you ever noticed Lavender is in a lot of products for babies? This is often due to the fact it can promote relaxation, improve sleep and reduce anxiety. Luckily, it isn’t only helpful for infants! Lavender has been shown to greatly improve anxiety when taken orally.

Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm)


This next plant isn’t quite as well known as the others on the list, but that doesn’t make it any less effective. Lemon Balm has been shown to reduce anxiety, improve mood and decrease rates of depression.

Valeriana Officinalis (Valerian Root)

Another common plant found in caffeine free tea varieties is Valerian, commonly listed as Valerian Root. Valerian has sedative properties and has been shown to change chemistry in parts of the brain often correlated with anxiety and stress. **As with anything you take, you should consult a professional before adding/changing anything related to your medical care.**

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