Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state that involves emotional, cognitive,
behavioral and somatic aspects. It is caused by some stressor, external and internal,
that can be of divergent magnitude. A person who experiences anxiety may feel
fear, uneasiness, worry, and dread. Normally anxiety which lasts for a short while is
considered to be a natural phenomenon when caused by some obvious stressor; however,
chronic anxiety or showing anxiousness in reaction to non-stressor stimulus is regarded
as anxiety disorder.
Homeopathic remedies are useful for treating transient as well as chronic anxiety
disorders. These medicines soothe anxiety and bring the affected person to normal
routine life. Following are some common homeopathic remedies foe anxiety.
Argentum Nitricum: This remedy works when anxiety happens just before some event
of greater importance like public appearance, examination, or job interview. Individuals
who develop this anxiety exhibit fear, dizziness and craving for sweet. They also look
enthusiastic and suggestible having peculiar thoughts and emotions.
Arsenicum Album: It benefits individuals who are profoundly anxious about regarding
health and security. They become obsessive and compulsive about very minute details
and earnestly desire to maintain their control over everything. Such people experience
fear of suffocation while sleeping, irritability, restlessness, insomnia, and thirst. Their
conditions worsen when they contract diarrhea and asthma as a result of excessive
Aconitum Napellus: When all of a sudden a person feels immense anxiety accompanied
by fear, he should use Aconitum napellus. This type of anxiety occurs when people hear
some bad news regarding someone’s death or economic loss. The symptoms of this attack
include strong palpitations, faintness and dizziness, breathing difficulty, and flushing of
Kali Phosphoricum: This homeopathic remedy is appropriate for a person who is
sick and tired of overwork or disease. He feels extreme anxiety and desires to get out
of his problem. Lack of concentration, hallucination, insomnia eating disorders, utter
restlessness, backache and headache are some of the symptoms accompanied by this
Gelsemium: It is helpful for treating anxiety which is characterized by the feelings of
trembling, weakness, and mental dullness. The sufferer goes paralyzed if he has to make
public performance, appear in an interview, or visit a dentist. In addition to anxiety, he
feels nervousness, apprehension, fatigue, aching of whole body, headache, sore throat,
Ignatia Amara: It is beneficial for people who suffer from anxiety as a result of loss,
grief, criticism, disappointment, or loneliness. The person shows abnormal reactions like
bursting into tears or laughter following some typical incident. He develops defensive
attitude and his mood swings frequently.
Natrum Muriaticum: It is a perfect treatment for asocial people who become anxious
when they have to face society. Such people stay reserved, aloof, and pessimistic. They
do not come out of their limited circle of life and cannot even think of change.