More and more people are resorting to medication to help them fight stress and anxiety. Such medication is prescribed by GPs or psychiatrists, but they often have unpleasant side effects due to their chemical components. After having asked the advice of your doctor, you can try out this 100% natural remedy which helps fight anxiety.
Ballota nigra: a flower that fights stress and anxiety
You are right to want to get rid of the stress and anxiety that is affecting your life, firstly so you can move forward, and secondly because stress is very bad for your health!
Ballota nigra is a wild flower whose health benefits have been studied and analysed for years, and which have most recently been proven in 2000 by researchers in the University of Lille II.
Written records regarding the benefits of ballota nigra come to us mainly from Pliny the Elder, a 1st century Roman writer and naturalist, and the author of an encyclopedia called Naturalis Historia (Natural History). According to the author, this plant is one of the best remedies for anxiety and associated physiological problems (such as a lump in your throat, knots in your stomach, tightness in your chest, etc.).
Nowadays, it is a known natural tranquiliser and is sold in pharmacies in the form of tablets, gel capsules or liquid extract. It can also be used for:
- its sedative properties: it eases pain
- inducing sleep: it is a natural sleeping pill
- easing respiratory or digestive spasms (coughs, reflux, etc.)
- its diuretic effects
Ballota nigra: what are the contra-indications
Ballota nigra contains substances that are toxic for the liver, which is why it is recommended that you ask the advice of your doctor or pharmacist before taking it, particularly regarding dosage, which will vary according to your age and other factors.
Always respect the dosage prescribed by your doctor, pharmacist or naturopath, as well as the recommended treatment duration. A medical opinion is strongly recommended for children aged 3 to 12.