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Anxiety Remedies – Top 4 Chinese Herbs for Anxiety

Posted on: December 10th, 2018 by kirstin No Comments


Chinese Herbs for Anxiety & Stress

When stress and anxiety are paired together manifesting as recurring and intrusive thoughts, insomnia, disturbed sleep, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, hypervigilance, anger and irritability it is considered to be a pattern of Liver constraint with excess liver fire, and shen disturbances with heat in the heart. In this condition there is not enough water to cool the fire so it manifests as heat symptoms. These may include irritability, insomnia, red cheeks, night sweats, low afternoon fever, damp palms, damp soles of the feet, dry mouth, low back pain, involuntary seminal emissions, ear ringing, red tongue, and blurry vision. Kidney Yin deficiency often occurs in thin people since yin corresponds to substance. Recommended Formula

Chinese herbs can be very helpful to spread liver constraint, clear heat form the liver, calm the shen, and tranquilize the heart when you’re looking for a modern day formula look for one containing one or more of the following herbs:

Huang Qin or Huang Lian which helps to clear heat and relieve irritability

Bai Zhu which helps strengthen and harmonize the middle jiao and prevent the Liver from overacting on the Spleen.

Chai Hu which disperses stagnant Liver qi and strongly moves the liver


Avoid: hot foods, spicy foods, smoking, alcohol, stress, and strong emotions

Eat more of the following foods:

ApricotsAsparagusAvocadoBananaBitter GreensBlack Jujube DateBok ChoyBroccoli

Brown RiceFigsGarlicJujube DateKaleSalmon SoybeansYogurt


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