A phobia is commonly described as an irrational fear, the symptoms of which may be manageable at times. On certain unfortunate occasions this irrational fear can be so debilitating that the everyday life of a victim may come to a standstill.
A fear can be related to just about any object, situation or person or may be caused by a reflex action of the subconscious mind to avoid an unpleasant experience.
Common phobias include acrophobia (fear of heights), agoraphobia, (fear of open spaces), claustrophobia (fear of closed spaces) and so on.
Common symptoms of a phobia range from a sensation of terror or panic, inability to focus on thoughts, a strong desire to escape from the situation or an uncontrollable physical response such as dizziness or trembling.
There are many ways of helping sufferers of irrational fear. Natural Remedies for Phobia such as herbal remedies or aromatherapy can be really effective in this direction.
Here Is A List Of Common Herbal Remedies For Phobia.
Lemon or Lime
Lemon juice is considered highly effective in alleviating the nausea and dizziness caused by an attack of phobia. This method is commonly used by Ayurvedic practitioners. To obtain complete relief from different symptoms related to phobia, cut the lime in half and smell it for some time.
Chinese Skull Cap
The Chinese skull cap is an herb which can help a patient to get relief from the anxiousness and fear caused by a state of phobia. Traditionally, Chinese skullcap has been used by Chinese herbal practitioners to treat problems related to anxiety and insomnia. One of the main ingredients of this herb is flavonoids such as wogonin, which helps to come down the stress hormone in patients with phobia to a great extent. This herb helps in activating the central nervous system of a person which thereby helps patient to respond more positively to fear and anxiety.
Meadow-sweet is a kind of herb which can be taken by a person suffering from phobia in the form of tea in order to get relief from the discomfort of anxiety and fear. The physical symptoms usually associated with phobia such as palpitations, panic and disturbance in the digestive system can be overcome my ingesting meadow sweet.
Passion flower is a herb which can help to modulate the body’s emotional response to stress and help a person to remain emotionally calm and balanced. This particular herb acts as a natural sedative and can help a patient to overcome extremely fearful situation which can trigger responses related to phobias. The vine of this herb contains many soothing property which makes it an effective herbal remedy for all different kinds of phobias. In many books for Ayurvedic Treatments for Phobia, passion flower tea has been recommended for problems related to nervousness and fear in patients suffering from phobia.
Kava is a herb which is traditionally used in the South Pacific region to prepare ceremonial drinks. This herb is a natural sedative and relaxes the muscles of the body. Root extract from kava is soluble and can be added to water to relieve a person from the symptoms of phobia. Kava is also known to calm the gastrointestinal system and provide a suffering patient relief from phobia related stomach problems such as nausea and acidity.
Some of the common problems which people suffering from phobia experiences are fear, dread and sleeplessness. Chamomile is referred to a nerve relaxant which helps to soothe and relax the nervous system and cure the common problems associated with phobia.
This herb also acts as a natural sedative and soothes the nervous system by affecting the neurotransmitter in the brain in such a way which helps the phobia patient to become more stable and calm.
Anxiety is the outcome of continuous unnecessary thoughts, tension and fear. Apart from Ayurvedic medicines Yoga, meditation and pranayama can be very beneficial in clearing the panic attacks first by phobia. Ayurvedic medicines for phobia in general are very soothing and harmless. However, consult a health care professional before embarking on any line of treatment.