The challenges this new age has brought in our lives have brought constant feelings of stress and anxiety as well. The uncertainty about jobs, health, relationships and finances have become somewhat of a burden on our lives. Gone are the days when people used to enjoy their life to the fullest. So, what should we do to reduce this stress from our minds?
Psychological experts have warned that chronic stress consequences on mental and physical health elevate to an alarming extent if not curbed at the right time. So, before you let the stress get to you, curb it from the stem and try to eradicate it as much as you can. We have compiled a list of natural remedies that might help relieve stress to some extent. Let’s take a look.
Kava RootKava is one of the most effective herbal supplements for stress. Unlike other herbal supplements, kava is effective for relieving stress and anxiety symptoms. The calming effect kava gives can relieve anxiety, insomnia, restlessness and other stress-related signs such as spasms and muscle tension. You can take kava as an extract in tablet or capsule form or take it in form of tea which is most beneficial.
Lemon balm has positive effects on relieving anxiety, stress and other mood disorders. It is recommended that a daily dose of 600 mg of lemon balm can improve mood, and boost both alertness and calmness. You can drink lemon balm in tea form; you will feel calmness seeping into your mind in just a few minutes.
Theanine is derived from Green tea which is an effective stress reliever. When swallowed, theanine easily crosses the “blood-brain barrier,” which allows it to quickly reach brain cells. According to studies, theanine is good for improving brain health, boost cognitive function and elevate calmness of mind and body.
Valerian herbs have been used around the world in many cultures, to help treat insomnia and anxiety. It is among the most effective remedies which promote feelings of peace and calmness. You can take it in form of a capsule or tablet or brew it in form of tea and drink it once a day.
The smell of lavender can provide fast relief for stress and anxiety. It is the most common oil used in aromatherapy. You can mix about 4-5 drops of lavender oil in your bath or you can diffuse a few drops into the in case you are feeling anxious and stressed. Lavender candles are all the rage these days.
Chamomile is a wonderful herb with amazing health benefits. If you are feeling anxious, it will help relax muscles, reduce anxiety, and calm the nerves and help to fall asleep in case of insomnia. It has also been shown to improve digestion and cure headaches. Chamomile can be applied in form of oil on the temple of the head or used in form of tea.