Herbal can ease anxiety

Scientists have backed two herbal remedies used for centuries to ease anxiety.

They found `strong evidence` that passion flower extract and kava both combat anxiety disorders.

The results are based on an analysis of 24 studies involving more than 2,000 participants.

"Our review and summary of the literature on herbal remedies and dietary supplements for anxiety should aid mental health practitioners in advising patients," the Scotsman quoted study leader Shaheen Lakhan, from the Global Neuroscience Initiative foundation, as saying.


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