Calm a Panic Attack Using Chamomile Simple Chamomile Tea vs Chamomile and Ginger Iced Tea vs Chamomile and Mint Tea ... and 2 more
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Nearly everyone experiences an occasional panic attack. Usually this type of emotional or psychological state is caused by anxiety, frequent worrying, and negative thoughts; in other words, fear of one kind or another. If panic attacks are ignored, they will sabotage your daily routine if left ignored, especially if it happens daily. Here are some suggestions to minimize panic attacks. This guide is anchored on an all-natural home remedies using chamomile for panic attacks.
- 1 What You Need to Know About Panic Attacks
- 2 Facts About Chamomile
- 3 Chamomile Tea Recipes
- 4 Tips & Warnings:
5 Questions and Answers
- 5.1 How can I get rid of my panic disorder caused by anxiety?
- 5.2 Is it true that a person taking blood thinning medication must NOT consume chamomile tea at all to relieve the symptoms of a panic attack?
- 5.3 I'm having severe anxiety. Would chamomile tea help right away?
- 5.4 Panic attacks and anxiety, what can I do for it?
- 6 Comments
What You Need to Know About Panic Attacks
Panic attacks are one of the symptoms of an anxiety disorder. In the United States, panic attacks are listed among the potentially serious mental health problems. There are about 60 million Americans who suffer from panic attacks at some point in their lives, and 3 million Americans experience full-blown panic attacks regularly. Women are more likely than men to suffer from anxiety disorders. Panic attacks may come at unexpected times, which makes them different from other anxiety disorders.
There are two types of panic disorders: panic attacks with or without agoraphobia (fear of being in a crowded place). When a person, for example, is going to practice driving, he or she may develop first signs of panic attacks. If these are not treated, he or she may not be able to drive without experiencing them. Panic attacks can occur at any age, even children can suffer from this disorder. People who have panic attacks with agoraphobia will likely not socialize or engage groups of people. They will avoid them to protect themselves from future panic attacks, but this isolates them from people who care about them.
Symptoms of Panic Attacks
- Rapid heartbeat (palpitations).
- Shortness of breath.
- Chest sensation (heavy, pain, discomfort).
- Severe anxiety.
- Trembling and shaking.
- Numbness in the hands.
- Fear of dying.
- Feeling you can't breathe.
Panic attacks are a serious anxiety disorder. Many patients visit their doctors because of their chest pains, one of the symptoms of panic attacks. Unfortunately, more than 90 percent of patients who suffer from panic attacks are not properly diagnosed. Panic attacks have been found to run in families. However, there are also people who suffer from this disorder with no family history of panic attacks. Panic disorder adversely affects people's lives. They begin avoiding things that make them anxious. Because they cannot control the signs and symptoms of a panic attack, they become over cautious. Modern medications have been used for treating these troublesome symptoms, but the side effects are a bit daunting. They might include skin rash, memory loss, diarrhea, cognitive dysfunction, decreased libido and weight gain. So, how about trying herbal treatments that have been used for hundreds of years to treat sleep disorders panic attacks? Chamomile herbs are among the best natural treatments for anxiety disorders.
Facts About Chamomile
A randomized control research trial discovered that chamomile does reduce signs and symptoms of mild to moderate panic attacks. According to the "Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology", chamomile extracts have been found to be effective for soothing troublesome feelings of general anxiety disorder (GAD), which panic attacks belong to. Chamomile is a rich source of calcium and magnesium. Calcium is popular for its efficacy for healthy and strong bones. Calcium can also soothe muscle and stomach cramps, while magnesium is also known as a powerful stress buster. People who have panic attacks can suffer severe symptoms after going through a stressful period. Many of them drink chamomile tea to ease the symptoms, and it has been concluded that the teas work wonders for panic attacks.
The most common two varieties of Chamomile are English (Roman) (Latin Chamaemelum nobile) and German (Latin. Matricaria chamomilla). According to the National Institute of Health Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it's the German that is the most common in the United States. These two types of chamomile, both have the same health benefits.
Chamomile has two forms that many people often consume: Chamomile supplements and dried chamomile for teas. For treating panic attacks, many people drink teas using dried chamomile flowers. Some also take chamomile supplements, but they take the supplements as advised by their health care provider. Supplements should have a recommended dose to take.
Chamomile Tea Recipes
Chamomile in tea form can help reduce signs and symptoms of panic attacks. You can make chamomile teas using the dried flowers. You can buy dried chamomile at the your local health food store. Organic is obviously the best choice. Make sure you choose yellow and white dried chamomile. Below are the five recipes on how to make a tasty chamomile tea with a twist:
Method 1: Simple Chamomile Tea
- Sun dried chamomile flowers
- Boiling water
- A strainer
- An empty glass
- Buy dried chamomile flowers - their color should be white and yellow.
- Mix two teaspoons of chamomile flowers into one cup of hot water.
- Cover the cup with any material that will keep the heat in for 10 minutes.
- Get your favorite strainer, and sort out the flower debris, and then drink to your delight.
- A teapot that has a non-metallic infuser is a nice alternative. You can keep the remainder in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Method 2: Chamomile and Ginger Iced Tea