Calm a Panic Attack Using Chamomile
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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.

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What You Need to Know About Panic Attacks

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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.

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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.

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Symptoms of Panic Attacks

  • Rapid heartbeat (palpitations).
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Chest sensation (heavy, pain, discomfort).
  • Dizziness.
  • Sweating.
  • Severe anxiety.
  • Trembling and shaking.
  • Numbness in the hands.
  • Fear of dying.
  • Nausea.
  • 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.

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Facts About Chamomile

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Method 1: Simple Chamomile Tea

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    1. Sun dried chamomile flowers
    2. Boiling water
    3. A strainer
    4. An empty glass
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    1. Buy dried chamomile flowers - their color should be white and yellow.
    2. Mix two teaspoons of chamomile flowers into one cup of hot water.
    3. Cover the cup with any material that will keep the heat in for 10 minutes.
    4. Get your favorite strainer, and sort out the flower debris, and then drink to your delight.
    5. 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.
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Method 2: Chamomile and Ginger Iced Tea

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    1. 6 tbsp. of honey
    2. 8 cups of water
    3. 2 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice
    4. 2 tbsp. of grated and peeled fresh ginger
    5. 12 chamomile tea bags
    6. 4 strips of lemon rind (2 inches long)
    7. Lemon wedges
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    1. Add 8 cups of water to a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
    2. Remove the pan from heat and add honey into it.
    3. Add the ginger, lemon juice, strips of lemon, and tea bags into the pan.
    4. Steep the ingredients for 30 – 60 minutes.
    5. Strain the mixture using a sieve into a jar and discard the solid.
    6. Cover the jar and refrigerate until completely chilled.
    7. Use the lemon wedges for garnish and serve!
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Method 3: Chamomile and Mint Tea

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    1. 1/4 cup of chamomile tea
    2. 1/6 tsp. of mint extract
    3. 1 tsp. of sugar
    4. 1/4 cup of whipped heavy cream
    5. Fresh mint sprigs
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    1. Pour the tea into the cup and add the sugar and the mint extract.
    2. Top it with the whipped cream and garnish it with mint sprigs.
    3. Serve and enjoy your new chamomile mint tea!
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Method 4: Chamomile and Lavender Tea

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    1. 1 tsp. of chamomile flowers
    2. 1 tsp. of lavender flowers
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    1. Assemble the two ingredients and place them into the tea ball.
    2. Add the tea ball into a cup of hot water and steep for 12 minutes.
    3. Serve and enjoy your new chamomile and lavender tea!
    4. 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.
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Method 5: Chamomile and Lavender Mint Iced Tea

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    1. 4 chamomile teabags or 1 1/2 tbsp. of dried chamomile
    2. 2 tbsp. of dried culinary lavender
    3. 1 loosely cup of fresh mint leaves
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    1. Crush the mint leaves and place it into a lidded jar.
    2. Add the chamomile and the lavender into the jar.
    3. Fill the jar with water and cover.
    4. Refrigerate the jar for 6 hours.
    5. Using cheesecloth-lined colander, strain the mixture into a pitcher.
    6. Fill your glass with the mixture and serve!
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Tips & Warnings:

  • Drink two cups a day of chamomile to keep you from having panic attacks. This should calm your nerves down.
  • Drinking chamomile long-term can make panic attacks disappear gradually.
  • If you're pregnant, avoid taking chamomile in any form and in other herbal remedies. You might want to try a nice Lemon Balm tea instead.
  • Chamomile should not be taken if you are taking certain medications, such as blood thinners. There are possible medicinal interactions with the chamomile.
  • Consult your doctor before using a great deal of chamomile.
  • The recommended daily dosage of chamomile is between 400 to 1,600 milligrams. If you exceed the said dose, you may experience adverse effects.
  • Whenever you work with herbs, you shouldn't mix anything in metal containers, unless it's stainless steal. This includes tea balls. Opt for infusers made of glass, ceramic, porcelain or use a plastic hand-held strainer.
  • While chamomiles are proven effective for panic attacks, the herbs should not be consumed if you have asthma. Chamomile can worsen your health condition.
  • Those that are allergic to sunflower, aster, or daisy can also be allergic to chamomile. Is some instances, the drinking of the tea and using the essential oil has caused contact dermatitis, and in rare cases, caused severe allergic reaction resulting in anaphylactic shock.
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Questions and Answers

How can I get rid of my panic disorder caused by anxiety?

I'm taking some medications for nerves but my doctor said I do have panic disorder.

Typical treatments for panic disorder include therapy and anxiety-reducing strategies. Talk to your doctor to find a suitable therapist who can help you through your panic disorder. Your therapist may also recommend some drugs that could help with your disorder, as well.

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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?

My husband had an angioplasty procedure with a stent implant and is on blood thinning & cholesterol lowering medication. He is prone to frequent panic attacks -before and after the heart procedure. Is it safe for him to drink chamomile tea daily to relieve panic attack symptoms?

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I'm having severe anxiety. Would chamomile tea help right away?

I have tried: Relaxing, sleep, food. I think it was caused by: Life in general and stomach issues I've been having which makes me anxious, I'll have to miss work and I can't afford to. Minimum wage and part time, just scraping by.

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Panic attacks and anxiety, what can I do for it?

Does chamomile help panic attacks? I get them really severely and they last for hours. I'd like to try some non-medicinal alternatives. I use sleepy time tea at bedtime. It seems to relax me but I'm wondering if I should get pure chamomile flowers and I'm wondering where to get them. I have tried: I'm on anxiety medications, clonazepam and I'm taking magnesium and some B vitamins and I drink sleepy time tea. I've just started all of the above so I'm not sure if it works yet. I think it was caused by: I'm bipolar, and also, I have PTSD, ADHD and OCD along with borderline personality disorder also generalized anxiety disorder. Its just in the past year that my panic attacks have increased. Now they are almost daily and they last for about 2 hours. I'm starting to feel trapped in my own house

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