If you're someone who struggles with anxiety, it's likely you've experimented with a few different treatments. You may have tried therapy but found that it's too expensive to go every week. You might have tried anti-anxiety medications but suffered too many side effects to make it worth it. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone; anxiety affects 40 million adults in the United States.
You may have also considered trying herbal supplements, but it can be hard to find reliable information about how they're regulated and whether or not they'll work. After all, herbs can cause both positive and negative symptoms—many of which haven't been studied very well. But despite the limited data on herbal supplements, there are a few reliable studies out there that tested different herbs for anxiety relief. Here's an overview of the medical data available from the last few years. Please consult your doctor or medical provider before trying any of these options: