Aerophobia is a disease of the Mind.
An Abnormal fear of flying in aircrafts is Aerophobia. A person is not able to fly in an aircraft. He feels the lack of oxygen and it causes panic attack. People with Aerophibia avoid to travel through Aircrafts. This may disturb the quality of life.
Causes of Aerophobia
News of other plane crash
Acrophobia ( Fear of Heights )
Fear of terrorism or being hijacked
Experience of traumatic Flight Crash
Claustrophobia ( Fear of small Places )
Differential Diagnosis : Aerophobia may be associated with Claustrophobia and Acrophobia. The fear of being in small places is Claustrophobia and an abnormal fear of heights is Acrophobia. These are dealt with separately.
Materia Medica for Aerophobia Single Herb
Boil 1 tablespoon of dried Skullcap in one cup of water for 25 minutes. Strain it and drink thrice daily.
St John’s Wort for Aerophobia
Prepare a tea from St John’s Wort dried herbs. Boil one tablespoon of this herb in one cup of water for 25 minutes. Add half teaspoon of Honey in it. Strain it and drink once a day.
Steep 2 tablespoon of dried Valerian's root in one cup of very hot water for 15 minutes. Strain it. Drink twice daily.
Steep 1 tablespoon of fresh leaves of Passion Flower in one cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Strain it and drink two times a day.
Steep 2 tablespoon of dried Kava root in one cup of very hot water for 15 minutes. Strain it and drink once a day.
Put dried Chamomile Flowers in one cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and add half teaspoon of Raw Honey in it. Drink twice a day.
Chew 2-3 Fennel seeds once a day.