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Anger is a basic human emotion and a natural reaction to situations beyond our control. It is state of mind which reflects an emotional sensitivity. Anger is a reaction to feelings of unhappiness arising because of unfulfilled wishes. There are a number of things that can trigger or contribute to anger such as feelings of hurt, disrespect, stress, humiliation, incomplete goals, embarrassment, unfair treatment, jealousy , sadness, expectations not being met, or even an event (favorite football team is beaten).
Physical symptoms can also involve weakness or damage to liver, digestive problems, and high blood pressure.  This can also happen from foods and poor dietary habits, pollution and most commonly from almost all medications. Spicy and sour foods can feed anger as well as substances that stress the liver, including black tea, caffeine, coffee, soda, tobacco and alcohol. If anger hampers your personal relationships with friends and family, leads to violence, creates trouble in your professional life and people fear your temper, you may be suffering from anger disorders and treating anger becomes essential. Here are some effective herbal remedies to help correct deficiencies and imbalances and may be used in conjunction with anger management programs.



Verbena contains caffeic acid derivatives, flavonoids and iridoide monoterpenes which have specific healing properties for dealing with overcoming sorrow, anger and depression. This herb is also also called vervain, or Verbena officinalis. You may take 2 to 3 cups of verbena tea (don't forget to add the honey to this one!) daily for a couple of weeks to reduce anger. You can also consume vervain in the form of tincture.

2.German Chamomile

Chamomile is an old folk remedy for anger, specifically extreme anger. Chamomile is a relaxant and it gives the inner mind peace and tranquility. Chamomile contains compounds with a calming and sedating action. Chamomile contains flavonoids, cyanogenic glycosides, choline and coumarins which relax and calm the mind. A tea made from this herb may have a calming effect. Consider one-two cups of tea taken three or four times per day or chamomile in a tincture. Alternatively, you may consume chamomile in the form of capsule or extract.


Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) has been used since ancient times as a mild relaxant and has long been hailed as an effective therapy for anxiety, nervous tension, and convulsions. The herb contains iridoids, flavonoids, tannins and volatile oils which help to calms brains and soothes angry feelings. Because of its calming effects on the nervous, the best way to consume skullcap is by preparing an herbal tea from the leaves and flower of the plant.

4.St. John’s Wort

St. John's Wort is very popular for its anti-depressant qualities is actually great for the liver and the nervous system.  It has also been reported to control anger caused due to mild or moderate depression. An herbal tea made from the bright yellow flowers and the leaves of St. John’s wort, or Hypericum perforatum, contains flavonoids, anthracene derivatives, xanthones and volatile oils, may balance moods, manages anger and ease tension.

5.Burdock Root

Regarding anger management, Burdock root is a very effective herbal remedy. Anger comes from a hot, (inflammed), liver. This herb acts as a liver coolant which helps to control anger. It helps to stabilize emotional disturbances. Brew 2-tbsps per quart of water & lightly boil covered for about 10-15 minutes. Drinking burdock tea on a daily basis helps to treat anger.

6.Oat straw

Oat straw (Avena sativa) is most famous for the nutritious cereal grain that it provides oatmeal. The herb known as oat straw refers to the whole plant, including the leaves and stems. These parts of the plant are dried and chopped, and used in both internal and external forms. Many regard it as an excellent tonic for the whole body, and valuable for bolstering physical and emotional fatigue, from mild insomnia to anxiety. Oat straw contains flavonoids, silicic acid, polysaccharides and steroid saponins, which may be beneficial in calming mild anxiety that can lead to angry outbursts. This herb work as a good herbal remedy for anger caused due to tobacco withdrawal symptoms. You may prepare a tincture of oat seeds to treat anger.

7.Passion Flower

Passion flower is very effective to treat the problem of anger. Passiflora incarnata, can help calm you and soothe angry feelings when they are hard to handle - allowing you to approach the situation and express your concerns in a rational manner. Passion flower is a non-addictive herb to promote relaxation. The herb also has a tranquilizing effect, including mild sedative and anti-anxiety effects. You may consume it in the form of herbal tea, capsule or tincture. Take one capsule in the morning and one at night and this may help your disposition.


The herb agrimony is quite effective to treat the problem of anger. It provides relief from pain, anxiety or fear and also cools outbursts of anger. It must be consumed in the form of tea at regular intervals of two to three hours. You may consume agrimony in the form of tincture 2 to 3 times a day. Do not take agrimony if you have diabetes or high blood pressure or take blood thinning medication.


Dandelion with its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities is quite effective in controlling anger. This herb is an overall healer but works best on liver. It provides gentle support to liver. Consuming this herb in the form of herbal tea, tincture, capsule or tablet can help calm you and may be beneficial in mood management.

10.Catnip, Spearmint, Raspberry leaf

Brew ¼ tsp raspberry leaf, ¼ tsp spearmint, and ¼ tsp catnip in a cup of hot boiling water and allow the herbs to infuse for up to 5 minutes. Drink 3-4 cups a day. For flavor-add lemon and sweeten with Stevia or organic honey. These herbs are helpful soothe anger. Reduces stress and helps to relax you. Improves circulation and acts as a sedative.

11.Turmeric, Ginger, Sea salt

Ginger contains an antidepressant ingredient. Steep 1/8 tsp of fresh ginger and 1/8 tsp turmeric together in a cup of hot boiling water and 1-2 pinches of sea salt because the flowing agent in commercial salt contributes to inflammation.

12.Other Herbs

Herbal remedies such as Rosehips, Catnip, Alfalfa, Fo-Ti, Hops, Wild Lettuce, Lemon Verbena milky oats, or even Flower Essences can all help to calm and may be beneficial in mood management.  Used as single dry herbs in a tea, tincture or capsule, are all effective.
Nutritionally greens powders like barley grass, alfalafa, or better still, fresh green juices like wheat grass are all wonderful for stress and anxiety reduction. The chlorophyll will help eliminate the toxins created by anger, thereby reducing recurrences. Flush the physical debris left behind by the emotions.


An individual should use the above mentioned herbs in guidance of a doctor or under the supervision of an herbalist to avoid any side effects. Because herbal remedies are not regulated, products may contain adulterated components, such as herbicides or pesticides.

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