Natural Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Explore these natural methods to treat symptoms of PTSD.

| January 2019

a woman with PTSD
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can follow a life-threatening, terrifying, and/or horrific event. Sufferers may experience flashbacks and have feelings of guilt and anxiety. Women are more susceptible than men, and multiple trauma increases risk.


Herbs can support emotional healing gently and powerfully. They can be used to ease the associated numbness and pain that accompanies PTSD and to restore strength, helping to calm the nerves and lift the spirits.

Rose is emotionally uplifting, strengthening, and has a mildly sedative action. Infuse 2–6 teaspoons rose petals in 14 fluid ounces to 1 pint (400–600ml) boiling water. Add to a warm bath, with some rosebuds floating on the water.

Oat straw is a nutritious and restorative nerve tonic, ideal for long-term convalescence. Avoid taking with gluten sensitivity. 

 Remedy: Nerve-strengthening tonic: Infuse 1 each oat straw and hawthorn with a few rose petals in 6 fluid ounces (175ml) boiling water. Drink 3 times daily. 

10/23/2019 1:21:29 PM

I've dealt with what I was told was Chronic Fatigue. I had absolutely no energy to much more then get up to sit down, I wanted to take a nap in hopes that it was just a lack of sleep thing. It's really hard to home school 4 kids & take care of livestock when you have no energy. I don't know if I had the ME version of CF or mine was simply going through way too much constant stress & some traumatic stressful situations on top of being overweight & having high blood pressure. But I do know that I took 3 supplements (not over the counter -herbal/EO a blood pressure supportive, a probiotic & an enzyme supplement) that gave me my life back....literally. Before you jump into taking the herbs above (or even what I'm taking), do a blood test to see where your various levels are. Look at your diet, your environment, your life in general, the blood test will show if you have liver issues, diabetes issues, etc. Your life will show if your under so much stress that it's devouring you. Make some changes. Including the above herbs or through the largest online health & wellness company in NA :o)

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