If you're anything like us, you might need a little extra support to get you through the seasonal chaos. Our Anxiety Ally tincture is soothing to the mind and nurturing to the nerves. It is one of the formulas that has a foot in two categories: its great for reasons and seasons. Especially the holiday season. Check our How to Do Herbalism for a Reason, Season, and Lifetime to learn more about our formulas.
We love Anxiety Ally as a daily tonic to help us get on top of our nervous system health, but we also love it as a rescue. It works great in the moment when taken in higher doses to soothe intense unease, overwhelm, and distress.
What is Anxiety Ally?
Anxiety Ally is full of go-anywhere, take-anytime herbs that calm frazzled nerves on the spot. Dose a dropperful when you need to cool out, calm down, and ease your mind.
If stress makes you overly sensitive to sounds and smells, or you find yourself reacting uncharacteristically to small setbacks there’s a good chance Anxiety Ally is right for you!
5 Signs You Need Anxiety Ally
1. You feel frenzied and frazzled
If you feel like you're bouncing from task to task, having trouble completing what you started, and feel in general like there's just too much to do and it will never be done. First, if it feels that way, it likely is that way. Herbs are here to help you slow down and smooth out.
2. You're having trouble saying "No"
Boundaries are the first to go when we're in over our heads. Frustratingly, they are the thing that keep outside forces from messing with our inner peace, so when they fall apart it can be hard to put them back in place. The herbs in Anxiety Ally can help you start to rebuild those boundaries.
3. You feel like you’re floating above your day-to-day
Come back down to earth! There's really nothing like a strong dose of herbs to help you plant your feet and remember what planet you're on. Getting grounded is the first step to feeling like you're in control of your day.
4. You've got travel booked
Traveling is stressful on the body, mind, and spirit. Whether you're traveling by car, train, or plane starting a daily dose of Anxiety Ally at least 4 weeks before your scheduled departure date can make your trip a whole lot breezier.
5. You need help resting
Not being able to rest can look a lot of different ways. Maybe you stack your schedule and are left with little downtime (the thought of sitting still is...terrifying), it's hard to turn down at bedtime, you're exhausted but can't nap, you wake up from sleep with whirring thoughts and worry, or you sleep OK but you wake up exhausted. Anxiety Ally can help balance your circadian rhythm and help you make time in your schedule to relax.
Meet the Herbs in Anxiety Ally
Holy Basil is a mild adaptogen for fatigue that helps clear mental fog and improve memory. It increases cerebral circulation to improve cognitive function. As a gentle stimulant it improves immune activity, and also helps to support digestion.
Skullcap is commonly found in temperate woodlands, it tones and supports the nervous system over time. A calming nervine, skullcap can help release pent-up emotions, soothe muscle tightness and spasms, and bring you peace in moments of high intensity.
Ashwagandha is a soothing and supportive adaptogen. It mildly uplifts our moods and helps us find rest so that we are better able to meet stressful circumstances with more comfort and ease. A relative of the tomato, ashwagandha is native to Asia and Africa but grows well in containers and home gardens.
Oat Tops are exactly what they sound like: the young, milky tops of the oat plant. Just as oats are good for the belly, oat tops are fantastic food for the nervous system, especially for people who burn the candle at both ends.