Natural antihistamines are a viable alternative treatment for dermatographism or other skin conditions that result in hives or itch.The role of antihistamines is to block the release of histamine or reduce the effects caused by histamine that is produced by the body in response to an allergen. Skin problems such as dermatographism are usually treated with over-the-counter or prescription oral antihistamines and sometimes a combination of both.The good news is that over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines tend to be very successful in relieving the symptoms caused by dermatographism and other skin problems that cause hives and itching.
This nervine herb is also “antispasmodic” which makes it great for people with constant nervous twitching.
#2 Ashwaganda- This is probably one of my favorite herbs, which is why it got the award for “Best Herb of 2007.” Unlike most of the herbs on this list that are designed to be taken at night or at least late afternoon, both ashwaganda and schisandra (listed below) are terrific “adaptogenic” herbs that help us tolerate our stressful days that much better.
Anxiolytic medications have been used for the treatment of anxiety disorder and its related psychological and physical symptoms.
Anxiolytics have been shown to be useful in the treatment of anxiety disorder.
#1 Passionflower- The intricate purple flower pictured above was shown to be as effective as sedatives in the benzodiazepine (valium) family, the aerial parts of this herb are great for nervous tension and anxiety.
In recent research, passion flower extract at 45 drops daily (tincture) was shown to be as effective as oxazepam (similar to valium).
Light therapy and other interventions have also been found to have an anxiolytic effect.
Barbiturates exert an anxiolytic effect linked to the sedation they cause. Many experts consider these drugs obsolete for treating anxiety but valuable for the short-term treatment of severe insomnia, though only after benzodiazepines or non-benzodiazepines have failed.
Antihistamines are available as tablets, syrups, inhalers, nasal sprays, and eye drops.