Natural remedies for anxiety include physical activity; avoiding sedatives, such as alcohol, and stimulants, such as caffeine or nicotine; getting adequate sleep; and eating a healthful diet, notes Mayo Clinic. Mindful breathing, experiencing nature, practicing forgiveness of yourself and others, and practicing gratitude are suggestions from the University of Minnesota.
Drinking relaxing beverages such as chamomile or green teas may help reduce anxiety as well, reports Health.com. Other oils and extracts, such as lemon balm, can be effective in alleviating the symptoms of anxiety. Hops, valerian and lavender can also promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety. Hops and lavender work well in aromatherapy, and valerian is available in capsules.