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post #21 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 04:55 PM
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Doesn't anything that relaxes you somehow good against anxiety before social engagements or any other activity?

Sometimes I like drinking hot milk with a few cereals in a cup or just plain green tea does the job.

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I bought a sample pack of herbal tea today, there's some chamomile bags in there, we'll see how they do.

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Chamomile works pretty well.
I just bought my second box of Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea. It has chamomile, spearmint, and lemongrass.

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Yeah, not happening. Don't like the taste of it (still finished it though, can't let it go to waste), and it did nothing to me. The apple cinnamon chamomile tea was amazing though.

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I remeber when I was really anxious (not from social anxietty but it steemed from the truoble I had at home, I worried about general things, became sort of a hypochondriac lol and had insomnia for a minute) my aunt introduced me to the tea when I was freaking out , she gave me a big cup... I forgot where we were going but in the car, I fell asleep ! lol and I wasn't tired either, my racing thoughts usually kept me up, but once I drank that tea, i relaxed and fell out XD .. so it defintely worked for me then.... I still buy chamomile from time to time bc I just love tea, but I haven't been drinking it as much, maybe i should start. Anywho, my aunt drinks the tea as well, I guess before social events.. and she said it calms her so maybe it works.
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Chamomile works surprisingly well I usually drink a cup at the end of the day to wind me down.
Frankly, I think almost anything you drink hot or warm that isn't coffee will relax you somewhat. I remember when I was a kid and we used to drink warm water pretending it was tea and I would get that same calm feeling (although very mild) that I get when I drink herbal tea. Technically, warm milk might do almost as well (though the effect will likely wear off as soon as your body temp goes back to normal).

I had some Celestial Seasonings chamomile tea but I drank the last of it a few days ago. They have a lot of different flavors. I didn't care much for the one I had. It was honey lemon or something. Their "sleepytime" tea is probably more effective but I've never tried it. Bengal Spice also gives me a nice calm.
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I tried Chamomile tea, and it doesn't do much for me. The first time I had it, I steeped it for like 10 minutes and I felt slightly drunk for 5 minutes or so...but it wore off very quickly. Now I feel very slightly relaxed, but again, it wears off after a few minutes. I still have it every once in a while, but I prefer other things that are stronger. I recommend letting the tea bag soak in the water for 5 minutes or more before drinking it.
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Just so you know it's not simply the fact that it is warm or that it is tea as studies have found that it is more effective than placebo for general anxiety and this was using chamomile extract capsules. Obviously it's not a cure but everything helps right? Plus it's a non-addictive, easily available anxiolytic
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Valerian and chamomile are a great combo.

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Current treatments - Green tea with Ginseng, Exercise, Chamomile tea, B Vitamins complex, yoga and meditation.
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Love, love it! You may also want to try Kava Kava and Valerian root tea. Has good calming effects too, but may not taste quite as good. Check out health food stores for blended calming teas. Natural is good.
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Hello...I am new to this site, and this is my first time posting, but I wanted to share that I do use Chamomile but not it in tea form, although occasionally I will drink a cup before bed, but in capsule form, and I'll take it at night along with Calcium/Magnisium/Zinc or Born combination to help me sleep, and it does work to help me sleep but if I do not take enough I will not stay sleeping. I do take the Chamomile when I know I have to be around people I do not know, and it does calm me down, and although the anxiety is still there, it does help me from "getting weird" in social situations. It's worked more as just a calming type thing more than anything, and helps me stay more peaceful on the inside.
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made me buy some Chamomile, I ran out of it long ago and didn't even notice.

I haven't drank all that much, but I am testing it now again.
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I can literally feel camomile working - it's great stuff and has more of a pronounced affect on me than kava tea - but maybe I'm just super sensitive to it for some reason. Badia brand here do a camomile and anise tea which is really yummy and only a couple of dollars a box

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This stuff's surprisingly effective when stacked with other stuff. I'm taking it with niacinamide and valerian, and I can totally feel when it kicks in. I get it for 99 cents a box from Wal mart.
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im gonna give this a shot this month and also gonna try valerian tea as well then post back with a review

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I've just started trying the Sleepytime chamomile tea. They have a vanilla version that is really nice if you like vanilla. I take a cup before bed.
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Valerian and chamomile are a great combo.
Indeed. I think between chamomile tea and the valerian brand I usually take, I can get some significant soothing going on pretty much whenever I need it.
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