Nervous and Shaky, Adrenal Excess
Answered by: Christine Dennis
Question from: Anonymous
Posted on: December 02, 2009

I am a big fan of the work that you all do. I had a terrible altercation with a family member. Since then I have not been able to stop shaking inside. I feel very nervous and can’t seem to focus on anything. I’m 50 years old. Please help me. Is there anything I can take to bring me back to peace and calmness? I was never like this so I don’t know what to do.

What you are experiencing is a state of adrenal excess from the stressful situation. It is also a sign that your adrenals are hyper responsive and need support. Herbs that are indicated are nervines and adrenal tonics. These would need to be taken for a period of time after the uneasiness stops so that the adrenals are not only calmed down but also are restored.

Good adrenal tonics are Siberian ginseng, Canadian ginseng, nettle seeds, licorice root, ashwaganda, and reishi mushrooms. Good nervines are skullcap, valerian root, wild lettuce, hops and passionflower.

Important foods are essential fatty acids, B vitamins and magnesium to help make you feel calm again.

For more information on adrenals and adrenal exhaustion, please see:

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