Herbs for Anger

Every day we are faced with challenges or situations that can make us feel angry. Some people don’t have a problem dealing with these challenges while others easily become angered and emotionally out of control.

Anger management techniques vary widely in both application and effectiveness. What works for one person may not work as well for another.

Some people choose medication; however, this is often little more than something to dull the senses. As well as basically reducing sensory inputs (and subsequently quashing feelings of “being alive”) most products have other unwanted side-effects.

For those people, specific herbs have healing properties that may prove to be more beneficial in helping them to manage their feelings of anger, without the side effects. Here are a few of those herbs.

Vervain

Chinese traditional medical practitioners use this herb for treating the symptoms of depression, however, it can also help with anger.

The doctors highly recommend that this herb be used with honey, and that it is used consistently. You cannot just drink one cup of vervain tea when you feel like it. For this herb to be truly effective it must be taken consistently, such as at least 2 or three cups of tea each day.

This should be done for a couple of weeks to stimulate the process of detoxifying the body of accumulated toxins, which play a part in triggering negative emotions such as anger. Chinese practitioners believe that a strong emotion, such as anger, is held in the gallbladder. Therefore, by detoxifying the body with the help of the vervain herb, anger will eventually subside and be less likely to recur.

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Dandelion

Dandelion is an herb that many people turn to when needing support for problems in the liver. You may consume dandelion either as a tea or tincture.

When feelings of hostility, resentment, bitterness and anger are building up, your liver is affected and dandelion can assist to restore balance. It contains active compounds that cool down the liver, helping to regulate symptoms of anxiety, anger and other damaging emotions.

Many who use dandelion claim that its active properties work in clearing out their negative patterns of behavior. These patterns of behavior will almost certainly be contributing to the development of negative emotions that includes anger.

Marshmallow Root

If you are too upset and angry to eat, take some marshmallow root. Marshmallow root positively impacts your nerves and digestion, and helps prevent feelings of anger and depression.

If you haven’t had it before, you’ll love its nutty flavor. It also works to help your body absorb water, which is great if you are dehydrated. Dehydration will certainly add to crankiness, anger and other negative symptoms.

Rosemary

Rosemary is known for its ability to boost circulation in the body.  Chinese practitioners believe that with improved circulation an individual will find an increase in love and other positive emotions. A healthy circulatory system has a huge impact on the heart and keeps it strong against negative emotions, such as anger and depression.

If your anger is caused by adrenal burnout, it is even better to use rosemary in combination with another herb called borage. These two herbs will work together to help heal your adrenals.

It can be very difficult not to feel irritated and angry when your health is compromised. Improving physical and emotional health with natural herbs can help buffer against negative emotions.