Book Chapter

Herbal anxiolytics with sedative actions

J Sarris, E McIntyre

Evidence-Based Herbal and Nutritional Treatments for Anxiety in Psychiatric Disorders | Published : 2016


This chapter will present evidence from human clinical trials regarding the efficacy of herbal treatments with a primarily sedative mode of action. These are most relevant for chronic (everyday) supplementation to address anxiety symptoms. • Kava (Piper methysticum) • Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) • Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) • Galphimia (Galphimia glauca) • Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) • Valerian (Valeriana spp.).