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.
This effect is in contrast to anxiogenic agents, which increase anxiety.
#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).
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.
Now opinions may slightly differ amongst herbalists as to what the best herbal sedative is, but I think we can all agree that the best herb is the one that works best for the individual.