Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Remedies

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Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder ranges from emotional therapies to natural supplements. Therapy functions to help the individual process through the cause of the disorder and find effective ways to handle the situation. Herbal remedies serve to relieve stress, anxiety and other emotions that are associated with the condition.

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Considered a mental health condition, post-traumatic stress can be described as the result of a terrifying or traumatic event. Symptoms of the condition include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety and uncontrollable thoughts relating to the event. Individuals affected by the condition typically also exhibit symptoms of avoidance, emotional numbing, anxiety and increased emotional arousal.

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, typically manifests as an individual goes through an event that causes intense fear, helplessness or horror. Contributing factors include genetic predisposition, life experiences, personality and brain regulation.

Natural Remedies for PTSD

PTSD often requires therapeutic treatments to enable the affected individual to process through the stressful situation that established the condition. Nonetheless, herbal remedies also offer treatment in terms of relieving stress and the associated feelings caused by the disorder. Green tea, basil and stinging nettle are among the most effective herbal treatment options.

Green Tea

Green tea is an herbal treatment used in mediating a variety of conditions. In regards to post-traumatic stress disorder, the tea strengthens the immune system and prevents acute and long-term illness and disease. The tea also offers relaxing properties to lower stress levels.

Basil

The adrenal glands are typically overactive in individuals with PTSD. Basil is an effective adrenal support that actually strengthens the adrenal glands. This strengthening protects the adrenals as well as the rest of the body from long-term health problems caused by the overproduction of adrenaline.

Stinging Nettle

Stinging nettle also supports the adrenals. This herb strengthens the adrenal glands as well and actually inhibits the production of adrenalin. Reducing adrenalin production lowers an individual’s stress level and shock state.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is considered a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event. Treatment of the condition, including therapy and nutritional supplements, eases the individual’s stress levels and works to naturally relieve the condition.




Bach Flower Remedies, Gelsemium

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Posted by Amrita (Houston) on 12/05/2015
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I have had PTSD after being hit by a car. Found Bach flower essences to be helpful. Also the homeopathic remedy Gelsemium. I also take hops and a herbal combination called twilite time to help me sleep.


Rosemary

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Posted by Anon (Not Canada) on 06/25/2020
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I have had ptsd-like symptoms for many years. Rosemary has been a huge blessing.

Coffee and green tea work somewhat, but rosemary is perfect. Just the scent of it is enough, but I make tea with a teaspoon of dry herb once a day. One cup lasts all day. After drinking it for a few days I didn't need it this morning.

Cake and peanut butter seem to be triggers for whatever reason. Certain smells in the air, too. I actually breathe shallowly for that reason, so I can't smell anything.

Recently I reduced my intake of copper (Alas sweet chocolate and peanut butter! ... One day we shall meet again... *sniffle*) and added high dose vitamin C, diatomaceous earth, molasses for iron, and zinc and selenium.

Only rosemary helps the ptsd.

Going vegan remedied the social anxiety :)


Supplements

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Posted by Rusty (Port Charlotte, Fl) on 05/08/2010

Mind quieting supplements

Due to PTSD I am taking Klonopin and Cymbalta to quiet my mind so I can sleep without grinding and clenching my teeth. Over the years I have worn away all carteledge at the TMJ and now wear jaw separators 24/7. I would like a natural supplement to replace the medications.

Replied by Gabrielle
(Brighton, Ontario, Canada)
05/09/2010
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Try a B Complex to replace the meds for PTSD. It generally will do the trick

Replied by Carolyn
(Hobbs, Nm)
05/10/2010

Response to Rusty.

Rusty, in many cases problems are caused by parasites. Everyone has them. Go to your health food store and they will sell you Black Walnut Extract and Wormwood. Both are very effective. The ACV and honey help also. Everyone needs to do a parasite cleanse once a year.

We get them from our foods. I know this will help you.
Good Luck,
Carolyn