Hand tremors, also known as trembling hands, are a common symptom triggered by a nervous disorder. From eating and holding a cup to writing and shaving, everything becomes tough for a person who experiences these tremors.
Some studies suggest that eight out of 10 individuals living a normal life could suffer from hand tremors. While tremors can occur at any age, they are commonly observed in individuals over 40 years old.
While hand tremors are usually triggered by an emotional imbalance, stress, exhaustion, caffeine overdose or a dramatic change in temperatures, one should never neglect this phenomenon as it could be an initial sign of Parkinson’s disease.
It can be very frustrating to suffer from hand tremors. Fortunately, there are some effective herbal remedies that can help you lower the intensity of the tremors and keep them at bay.
The following are natural remedies to help you find relief from uncomfortable hand tremors:
Valerian herb has been used since the 17th century to treat all sorts of nervous disorders and to help ease hand tremors. There are numerous ways to introduce this root to the body, but the most popular way is through tea.
This powerful herb has been traditionally used to treat anxiety, the biggest cause of hand tremors. Its calming effect eases tension and relaxes the nerves. Prepare a nice warm cup of chamomile tea and have it twice daily to reduce hand tremors.
- Add 2 cups of boiling milk to 1 tsp powdered skullcap and steep for 10 minutes.
- Option to add a dash of honey for flavor.
- Drink this twice daily for better results.
Gotu kola has been used for its effects on the central nervous system as an anti-epileptic and anti-depressant for years. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties strengthen the brain and spinal cord and reduce hand tremors.
Prepare a cup of gotu kola tea and drink it twice daily to relieve hand tremors.
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