What would you recommend to calm someone who has Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD? I was thinking something like Kava Kava or Gutu kola might be good. Only thing with Kava Kava is that I read it wasn't good to use on a daily or consistent basis. I heard it was more of a once or twice a week only kind of herb to use for anxiety, nervousness, etc or when things got really bad, which wouldn't be good for someone like me who has constant anxiety and nervousness most of the day.
I know my poor sleep has a lot to do with my GAD. My mind isn't rested or rejuvenated after sleep. I tend to have insomnia but have no problem sleeping 7 or 8 hours once I do fall asleep, it's just not a very relaxed, restful or restorative sleep. Sleep disturbances I guess. It's gotten to the point where I'm having cognitive problems (focus and concentration, ADD type symptoms) due to poor unrested sleep. I saw in a post that you recommend kava, scullcap, passion flower, and catnip for sleep. What's your favorite or what would you recommend I try first?