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Posted by: Harry O, Saturday, March 3, 2012, 9:41pm
For years now during the spring time when the wind starts to blow i suffer from anxiety and insomnia as i wonder if we Hunters are affected negatively by high pollen interacting with our highly over active immune and adrenalin systems? It's usually very windy with high pollen counts here in the southern new mexico desert from now until around mid may.

Can anyone recommend a hunter/blood type o friendly anti anxiety herb or tea to help?

Thank you!!
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, March 3, 2012, 11:37pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from Harry O

Can anyone recommend a hunter/blood type o friendly anti anxiety herb or tea to help?

Thank you!!


You could try Valerian or Holy Basil.
Magnolia bark extract is probably the 'strongest'.
An adaptogen such as Rhodiola could work.

There are other possibilities. It might be better to address the issue from the allergy end.
Posted by: Beachgirl, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 5:05am; Reply: 2
Hi Tall-O, I'm an Explorer with a hyper-reactive immune system.  I have a similar climate in southern NV & I am absolutely miserable from Feb-June and then again in the fall.  We always have record pollen counts & high winds & it also creates a state of anxiety within me.  (coupled with a strong desire to flee this dust bowl & move to the ocean!;) )  I find peppermint tea calming, but recently started taking Quercetin (with Bromelain) along with my allergy meds & it seems to bolster the effects of the meds.  It doesn't do anything directly for my anxiety, but if I'm breathing better & sneezing less, I automatically am less anxious.  Good luck!
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 5:24am; Reply: 3
read carefully
http://www.4yourtype.com/2012_newsletter_v9n03.asp
Posted by: Harry O, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 11:51pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Lloyd


You could try Valerian or Holy Basil.
Magnolia bark extract is probably the 'strongest'.
An adaptogen such as Rhodiola could work.

There are other possibilities. It might be better to address the issue from the allergy end.


Thanks for the suggestions Lloyd. I don't have any other symptoms of an allergy or hay fever however it's just a phenomenon that i've noticed over the last sevral years only when the spring winds really pick up and pollen counts are very high and so it's just a hunch about the pollen - hunter geno connection.

Posted by: Harry O, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 11:53pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Beachgirl
Hi Tall-O, I'm an Explorer with a hyper-reactive immune system.  I have a similar climate in southern NV & I am absolutely miserable from Feb-June and then again in the fall.  We always have record pollen counts & high winds & it also creates a state of anxiety within me.  (coupled with a strong desire to flee this dust bowl & move to the ocean!;) )  I find peppermint tea calming, but recently started taking Quercetin (with Bromelain) along with my allergy meds & it seems to bolster the effects of the meds.  It doesn't do anything directly for my anxiety, but if I'm breathing better & sneezing less, I automatically am less anxious.  Good luck!


Hehe i feel exactly like you do Beachgirl as i'm pondering about moving back out to florida next year as i too miss it's beaches and water etc.  ;D

Thanks for the suggestion about peppermint tea.
Posted by: Harry O, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 11:56pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Lola


Thanks for the info Lola and i see the article about anxiety as i'll 'read carefully'  :).

Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, March 5, 2012, 1:36pm; Reply: 7
perhaps you might want to become aware what's the causa for your true anxiety??)
You might want to go for the http://www.enneagram.com and look what type you might be, understanding the integrative and also the oposite; the desintegrative ways might be some of "eye-openers* as well.
Adrenal stress-responses might be also a sort of culprit due to the fact of *doing too much* of all kinds in your life ;)  ;D
The clearer we are, the easier it will be ;) :D......(sunny)
Posted by: cowgirlmama04, Thursday, March 8, 2012, 3:47am; Reply: 8
I used to have the same problem until my homeopathic doctor, who also studied chinese medicine found that all of my symptons were caused by my congested liver. I would be moody, anxious, irritable and downright edgy. My doc told me that Spring is a time of renewal in Chinese medicine and that my liver needed a little extra help. Once I started taking a little extra care of my liver in the Spring, I have been a new woman. My hubby isn't afraid to come home from work any more. ;D
Posted by: 14922 (Guest), Friday, March 9, 2012, 5:39pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Amazone I.
perhaps you might want to become aware what's the causa for your true anxiety??)
You might want to go for the http://www.enneagram.com and look what type you might be, understanding the integrative and also the oposite; the desintegrative ways might be some of "eye-openers* as well.
Adrenal stress-responses might be also a sort of culprit due to the fact of *doing too much* of all kinds in your life ;)  ;D
The clearer we are, the easier it will be ;) :D......(sunny)


The Enneagram cleared up quite a bit for me. Good tool
Posted by: Amazone I., Saturday, March 10, 2012, 10:56am; Reply: 10
;D(clap)(ok)(dance)(smarty)(sunny)
Posted by: Eric, Saturday, March 10, 2012, 7:31pm; Reply: 11
Catechol is a wonderful thing!
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