A symbolic plant has been used in Native medicine for centuries to treat anxiety. This ancient purple flower has none of the side effects of a prescription.

The Secret of the Natives for Treating Anxiety

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Too much anxiety poses a serious threat to your health. Worse than you probably realized. For example…

If your stress levels are too high too often, you’re 33 percent more likely to experience a stroke.1 And while doctors are happy to hand out antianxiety meds, you already know what a bad idea that is. (Or you should by now.)

Native Americans have used a certain plant for centuries to treat anxiety and as a sedative. It is similar to valerian and kava. But milder. Spanish missionaries thought it was a “gift from God” when they first came across it in the New World.

The good news? The power of this plant goes beyond superstition—it’s backed by modern science.2

Oxazepam is a common antianxiety drug. But studies show that this extract is just as effective. Researchers did find one major difference though. You can probably guess what that was… The people who took oxazepam had significantly more performance and impairment issues.3 This natural solution worked just as well without those side effects.

That’s not the only study that supports its power, either.

This breathtaking purple flower is much safer—but just as effective—as a prescription antianxiety drug.

Passionflower gets its name from conquistadors who thought the flower resembled the crown of thorns worn by Christ during his crucifixion.4

In a different study, patients who took passionflower before having surgery experienced less anxiety. And their recovery time from surgery didn’t take any longer despite the sedative effect of the passionflower.5 It helped calm their nerves but it didn’t interfere with the anesthesia.

Our recommendation? If you’re feeling overly anxious, skip the meds. Taking passionflower promotes calm and keeps anxiety under control. You can find it as a supplement, but you can also use it to make tea. It’s a safe, natural way to control your anxiety.

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1 http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/12/27/anxiety-linked-to-stroke-risk/
2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20929532
3 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11679026
4 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11679026
5 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18499602