Double blind randomised placebo-controlled study done by Department of Neuropsychiatry in Asha Hospital, India on Ashwagandha root (widely used by Western herbalist including myself) showed significant reduction in stress scores and also reduction in Cortisol levels in a treatment group comparing to the placebo group.
A review on the Effects of Certain Anti-anxiety and sedative herbs published in The Neuroscience Journal of Shefaye Khatam revealed that certain herbs have same anti-anxiety effect as diazepam or oxazepam.
Further examples of the issues herbal Medicine can assist you with are* :
~Nervous System Issues: Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Fatigue/ low energy, Headaches
~Digestive Disorders: Constipation, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Bloating, Food Intolerances, Candida.
~Respiratory Ailments: Frequent colds/chest infections, Asthma, Sinusitis, Chronic bronchitis, Hay fever.
~Reproductive Health: Amenorrhoea, Menorrhagia, PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome), PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Endometriosis, Menopause.
~Cardiovascular Complaints: Mild hypertension, Circulatory conditions, High cholesterol.
~Skin Conditions: Psoriasis, Acne, Eczema.
~Musculoskeletal Disorders: Arthritis, Gout.
*The above conditions give an idea of what herbal and naturopathic treatment can support. We assist every person individually. Even constipation could be addressed in 10 different ways according to cause and the person who has constipation.