Natural Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Explore these natural methods to treat symptoms of PTSD.

| January 2019

a woman with PTSD
Photo by Adobe Stock/Ipopba

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. 



September 12-13, 2019
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania

Fermentation Frenzy! is produced by Fermentation magazine in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. This one-and-a-half day event is jam-packed with fun and informative hands-on sessions.


Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

click me