There is medication available for OCD treatment, but there are also many tied and tested natural remedies too. Oatmeal to start the day is one of the most effective ways to treat OCD; it’s also available in the form of a pill or herbal extract. Foods such as leafy vegetables, whole grains and dried fruit are rich in magnesium and are effective in fighting the effects of OCD. Other natural ways to fight the condition are by taking lemon balm or St. John’s wort; mixed into a herbal tea and taken daily, this can be quite effective. Aromatherapy that uses essential oils can also help to calm people with OCD who often feel panicky, depressed or anxious. And although it may not be the first solution that comes to mind, using acupuncture to alleviate the depression and anxiety has become more commonplace.