How to Make Your Own Liquid Xanax

How to Make Your Own Liquid Xanax

Everyone has dealt with anxiety at some point in their life. There are many causes for anxiety and several side effects that can worsen if left untreated including depression, insomnia, restlessness, irritability, skin rashes, and fatigue.

Many of the compounds that have been studied to treat anxiety are water-soluble, which means making your own liquid Xanax is as easy as brewing a cup of tea.

Below are a few herbs that research shows can be effective in treating anxiety. When choosing which herbs to use, consider the possibility of growing them yourself so that you have your own supply on hand.

Herbs For Treating Anxiety

  • How to Make Your Own Liquid Xanax - ChamomileGerman chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is a well-known relaxant that works on both the muscles and the nervous system. Small-scale human trials showed positive results for mild anxiety, well-being, and sleep quality when used for 8 – 12 weeks.
  • How to Make Your Own Liquid Xanax - PassionflowerPassion flower (Passiflora incarnata) leaves and flowers protect neurotransmitters and are a mild sedative and anti-spasmodic. It is believed the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol are responsible for its anti-anxiety properties.
    * Passiflora incarnata, or maypop passion flower, does not contain cyanide so it is not poisonous. However, blue passion flower (Passiflora caerulea) and a passion flower called running pop (Passiflora foetida) are toxic due to the cyanide they contain, especially in the unripened fruit.
  • How to Make Your Own Liquid Xanax - BasilHoly basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum or O. sanctum) is used for a wide range of stress-related disorders, including anxiety, insomnia, depression, and fatigue. Research is limited to a few, small-scale trials though. The leaves, stems, and flowers can be used. Safe to use for 12 weeks.
  • Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaves contain quercetin and kaempferol flavonoids, which are thought to be anti-anxiety compounds.
  • Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) flowers and seeds are a relaxant, anti-spasmodic, and protects neurotransmitters similar to passion flower. It can reduce stress and nervous tension as well due to the mild sedative properties. The phenol baicalein may be responsible for these anti-anxiety properties. Toxic Teucrium species are often confused with skullcap and are sold as such. Brew skullcap tea for 20 minutes.
  • Linden or Tilia (Tilia spp.) leaves are used to treat anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia thanks to the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol in them. It decreases blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and capillaries, especially in the extremities such as the hands and feet, although this can cause mild sweating.  It is used to treat some of the side effects of anxiety, such as heart palpitations. Safe for most people to take for 6 months.

Herbs For Treating Depression


Brew a teaspoon of your chosen herb (fresh or dry) for at least 7 minutes if you are using leaves or flowers.How to Make Your Own Liquid Xanax - Anxiety

When using stems or roots, brew for 10 minutes, except for the skullcap, which should be brewed for 20 minutes.How to Make Your Own Liquid Xanax - depression


Many studies reveal that improvements were only observed when taken for at least 4 weeks, while significant improvements were seen when taken for up to 12 weeks. Therefore, it is important to consider which herbs you are comfortable with consuming over these longer timeframes.How to Make Your Own Liquid Xanax - side effects

Brew your chosen herbs once or twice a day.

Side Effects

Everyone will have slightly different reactions to herbal remedies and it is critical to monitor yourself for any negative side effects. Many apps can help you track your mood and physical condition over the 4 – 12 weeks while taking your DIY Xanax.How to Make Your Own Liquid Xanax - Method


If you are unsure about diving straight into making your own anti-anxiety tea, then start by brewing just one of the herbs listed above. Then, if you don’t experience any negative side effects after two weeks, add another herb to your brew. You may choose to stick with just one or two herbs to treat your anxiety if you feel like you are benefiting from them; it’s about finding what is right for you.

If you don’t want to make it yourself, another option is the Anxiety and Stress Tincture available in the Apothecary.

Sometimes we need a little extra help, especially if we are facing a particularly stressful life event and herbal remedies are a gentle and effective way to brighten your outlook and soothe your spirit.

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  • Anthony Metcalfe Posted December 20, 2021 3:34 PM

    It took me a long time but I finally tracked down a copy of your book. My healing bible

    • Lori Posted December 20, 2021 5:13 PM

      Should include a disclaimer about people already using SSRI drugs that could possibly cause serotonin syndrome with St Johns Wort

  • Lisa Posted December 20, 2021 4:02 PM

    My husband does not care to drink herbal teas and could benefit from these. I have some dried skullcap. Can you make a tincture with any of these and it have the same affect?

    • The Lost Herbs Posted December 21, 2021 8:43 PM

      Hi Lisa,

      As you will often find in herbal medicine, there is no one true answer to whether one preparation is better than another. So deciding to go for tea or tincture is more of a personal preference.

      But yes, tinctures are also a good option in this case. Just be aware of the dosage as tinctures are more concentrated than teas. In general, 30 drops of tincture are the equivalent of 1 cup of tea.

      Many blessings and good health!

      • Janice Posted December 22, 2021 1:06 PM

        Hello, I have two of your books and my niece as well. I have a friend in Italy, would these be available in the future in other languages? My friend could benefit from your books. She only knows a little English.

  • Morgan Posted December 20, 2021 4:40 PM

    I’m surprised that mimosa flowers aren’t included in this list. Absolutely a very strong antidepressant herb!

    • Pauline Posted December 20, 2021 10:11 PM

      Which variety of mimosa?

  • Centura Churchill Posted December 20, 2021 5:12 PM

    Which of those herbs can NOT be used if someone is on a Rx anti-depressant?

    • Lori Posted December 21, 2021 6:03 PM

      definitely not St Johns Wort…risk of serotonin syndrome

  • Joanne Posted December 20, 2021 5:29 PM

    Where can I find a brewing carafe like the one you have pictured here?

    • Kim Posted December 20, 2021 6:39 PM

      I just looked at the photo. That’s a French press, usually used to brew coffee. You can Google that and you’ll get dozens of results. I’ve never seen a clear glass type before, but I’ll bet one will come up in your search.

      • Joanne Posted December 22, 2021 12:04 AM

        Thank you! Very helpful.

    • Lynda Kasparek Posted December 20, 2021 6:57 PM

      Look for a coffee press. That’s what that is.

      • Joanne Posted December 22, 2021 12:04 AM

        Thank you!

  • Deborah Pollard Posted December 20, 2021 7:22 PM

    Is Tuduca is the closest substitution for Xanax? Is that correct? I have camomile, Holy Basil, but none of the others, I have no idea where to get the seeds to grow my own. If anyone knows I hope I spelled that correct 🤔 is good for a Xanax substitution, I’ve been looking for a natural supplement so I can get off Xanax, I’ve been thru Severe Trauma. Ty if anyone knows where I can get some of these please lmk. Also, I do have tictures and slaves, cosmetics, using biblical & other Global High Quality Ingredients from TN, Africa, Israel.. Professional.. If u would like to trade. Merry Christmas 🎄🎆✝️

  • Patricia Fiorini Posted December 21, 2021 5:40 AM

    I have been on antidepressants for a long time. Could you tell me what the substitute herbs would be for lithium , quetiapine, lamotrigine and sertraline
    Thank you
    Patricia fiorini

    • The Lost Herbs Posted December 21, 2021 9:05 PM

      Hi Patricia,

      The list of natural antidepressants is quite long and there is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to a remedy for depression.

      Unfortunately, we cannot make any specific medical recommendation without seeing a patient in person first or having access to his/ her medical history.
      It would be best to find a local herbalist and talk to him/her. Afterward, you can look for the plants he/she recommends in this article and in “The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies”.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Sharon Friedman Posted December 21, 2021 8:47 PM

    Is there a “recipe” of herbs that go synergistically better together than others you could recommend for those who are just starting down this path?

  • Beth Posted January 7, 2022 10:20 PM

    We’re can I find A copy of this book do you know???

    • Deborah Pollard Posted January 8, 2022 3:03 PM

      It was giben to me when I bought her book as a added gift in PDF format. Now because of my bone death disease and other problems I can’t even use the hardback, so I’ll probably be returning It. I haven’t even took it out of the package it was delivered in, so that’s where you can get it. It’s an added bonus when you by the book. Which is beautiful, but at the time i thought I would be able to use it, but I’m bed bound now I’ve got her main book of foraging, the book of lost herbs and another one as well if need help on this lmk God Bless you All.

    • Michael M Posted January 25, 2022 12:22 AM

      I purchased a physical copy along with a digital copy from Nicole’s website. Very good books! I have them added to my “The Lost Ways” series by Claude Davis

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