Lavender reduces anxiety. I carry a bottle of lavender oil with me in case of anxiety. I put drops of the oil on my pillow at night and my skin. I drink lavender tea. I put one tablespoon in a quart of water and spray my home. It eliminates odors, kills bacteria, virus and fungus. It is also good for cleaning surfaces.
I swear by Tension Tamer tea and Rescue Remedy. Rescue Remedy is sorta pricey ($10 for a tiny bottle), but you don't take much. I have major anxiety attacks, and for the worst ones, two droppersful of Rescue Remedy and a cup of Tension Tamer does it for me within 15 minutes.
I've used Rescue Remedy. It's very good. Also learning bio-feedback, where you learn to control your heart rate and breathing is extremely helpful.
Be careful with lavender oil. It is a wonderful relaxing smell, but don't ingest the essential oil and note that some people can have strong (and bad) skin reactions to it. It increases your risk of sunburn.
Why are so many people against taking medication to control anxiety and depression ? When ever I can feel these things getting out of control in myself and I say I need to see the doctor and get some pills - why do so...