I say stay away from all stimulants when you have anxiety. But Panax Ginseng is very healthy, and does has a calming effect, the stimulating effect seems to not be conducive to healing anxiety. It isn't stimulating like caffeine, but still. There are other herbs it seems like to take before ginseng when healing anxiety. But then again, maybe some people got results with it. I just know for me. I used the Eastern Essentials Calm and Relaxed remedy which was strengthening but not stimulating.