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spice, January 1,  2020  6:12am EST

Anxiety relieving herbs / alternative medications

Hi,

 

Happy new year everyone!

 

I was bullied at school a a child because I have a dry skin condition, I left school with serious confidence issues. I have always blamed my social anxiety and confidence issues on the bullying, however I just learned by surprise at the weekend that both my sister and my brother have anxiety disorders (nice of them to let me know) and I always knew my mother had depression issues, so I think it would be safe to say its a genetic thing, right?

 

Anyway, I just started taking a over the conter product with valerian root herb, which has long been used to help sleep disorders and stress.

 

https://www.kalmsrange.com/kalms-range/kalms-day/

 

However this product is not designed for long term use and after a brief search on google it seems valerian has not got any long term use safety evidence so I dont fancy taking the stuff more than a few weeks. I believe it is helping a little as I candrink less alcohol and went a efw days alcohol free (yes I know its bad for HBP however I am finding it dificult to cut down).

 

So anyway I was wondering if anyone here knows of any over the counter products that can be good for long-term use? I read CBD oil is becoming popular however I cant see any evidence that long term use is safe either? Thanks in advance.

 

 

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