There are many traditional conventional medications to treat anxiety. There are also many complimentary /integrative therapies to treat anxiety. Some of these treatments involve botanicals as Lemon Balm, Chamomille, Valerian, St Johns Wort and California Poppy.
Preclinical studies report anxiety-reducing effects of aloysia (Aloysia polystachya, Verbenaceae), a plant grown mainly in Argentina and Uruguay. These authors conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 clinical trial to test whether aloysia is superior to placebo in treating anxiety-related symptoms in adults
This study was preliminary data was published in the American Botanical Council’s most recent , HerbalClip .Each treatment capsule contained 300 mg powdered aloysia.
Limitations of the study include its small sample size, high dropout rate, and the absence of an assessment of the reproductive/hormonal status of the females in the study. Furthermore, the results cannot be generalized to patients with more complex psychiatric disorders.
The authors conclude the "administration of powdered leaves of A. polystachya, rich in acteoside, carvone and limonene, to adults with anxiety-related symptoms was significantly superior to placebo in decreasing HAM-A scores after 8 weeks This study was written in the ABC Herbal Clip
Carmona F, Coneglian FS, Batista PA, et al. Aloysia polystachya (Griseb.) Moldenke (Verbenaceae) powdered leaves are effective in treating anxiety symptoms: a phase-2, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.. J Ethnopharmacol. October 2019;242:112060. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2019.112060.