Are you wondering why you’re experiencing panic attacks?
It’s common that it happens after childbirth due to hormones, insomnia, and low vitamin levels.
But, have you ever wondered if you can “fix” it without medications?
First, what are the most common symptoms of postpartum anxiety?
Panic Attack Symptoms
- shortness of breath
- “digestive issues”
- feelings of choking
- chest pain
- feel like your falling
- and a fear of dying
What if panic attacks could be prevented?
- Think about this for a moment.
- If you’ve had a panic attack, you’re probably wondering what can I do about it? Especially if you’re breastfeeding.
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In this post, I’m going to share my favorite herbal remedies to reduce panic attacks.
Natural Treatment for Panic Attacks
Adaptogens for Stress
1. Ashwagandha (withania somnifera)
This is the first adaptogen I turned to when I was feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, and it’s still a personal favorite. Ashwagandha is “known to give you the strength and stamina of a stallion”, but still gentle enough for anyone coping with anxiety. When taken regularly, it can ease anxiety and improve sleep.
My favorite way to take Ashwagandha is with a tincture. Here is one I like> Ashwagandha tincture.
Some moms prefer the supplement or powder. Try to find a high-quality supplement from a company you trust.
Additionally, you’ll want to add herbal nervines to your diet.
Nervines for anxiety
2. Motherwort (leonurus cardiaca)
From motherhood to menopause, Motherwort is a true gift for women. It shouldn’t be used during pregnancy but should be your first go-to herb after birth. Motherwort’s calming qualities can help with everything from heart palpitations to extreme anxiety.
Taking motherwort throughout the day can release tension and reduce panic attacks, and it’s a great solution for falling back to sleep if you wake up frequently during the night. This is my go-to remedy for heart palpitations.
Motherwort has a bitter taste, so I find it’s best taken as a tincture. Follow the directions on the label for your dosing. I like this one.
3. Passionflower (pasque flower)
Calm a restless mind, reduce tension headaches, painful periods, and insomnia with passionflower. Cooling to the body and tasty enough to add it to your nightly tea or take in a tincture dropper for ease and efficiency.
Herb Pharm Anxiety Soother: combines Kava, Passionflower, and other botanicals to boost your mood and reduce anxiety. Not to be taken while breastfeeding.
4. Skullcap (Scutelleria laterifolia)
Use Skullcap in cases of stress, anxiety, or tension to promote well-being and induce relaxation. You can use the loose leaf and add it to your Chamomile tea at night or combine this tincture with a Valerian tincture and take it nightly to reduce panic attacks and induce sleep.
Dosing: Take 2-4 ml of the tincture 3x day for severe anxiety.
Adaptogen Combinations for Stress
5. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Known as nature’s natural sedative, Valerian calms the nervous system and reduces stress throughout the body. Take it at night around 7-8 pm to help induce sleep and skip it during the day.
Some people do experience nightmares with valerian, so you may want to take it as a blended tincture.
Benefits of valerian?
- Valerian can also reduce cramps and pains associated with your period.
- Aid sleep.
- Calm the nervous system.
This is a bitter herb so it’s best to take it as a tincture.
- Keep in mind, you should work with a seasoned herbalist if you’re breastfeeding.
- Dosing: Take 2-4 ml of the tincture at night or 2-3x day for serious panic attacks. I like this one.
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