Too much stress isn’t good for the mind or the body. In the long run, it could increase your risk of developing various diseases from heart disease to Alzheimer’s.
There are lots of ways to beat stress from exercising to meditating. Herbal remedies are one popular option for getting rid of stress – many people use them before facing exams or when trying to reduce stress before bed. Below are just some of the most popular and effective herbal stress-busters.
A cup of chamomile tea could be the perfect remedy to stress. This herb comes from a daisy-like flower belonging to the Asteraceae family. On top of calming nerves, chamomile can improve digestion, relax muscles, improve headaches and cure insomnia for some people. Chamomile tea is very popular and you can find it in many supermarkets, unlike many other herbal ingredients which may require visiting a herbal pharmacy.
The scent of lavender has long been used for its calming properties. A few drops of lavender oil in a bathtub could be the perfect stress-reliever while spraying lavender on your pillow could help you to get to sleep if anxiety is keeping you awake. Lavender scent can also be produced using candles, oil diffusers, air fresheners, or by putting fresh lavender flowers in a pot. Lavender is so potent that it can make some people very sleepy – and so inhaling this scent may not always be the best idea before a test that requires alertness.
Passionflower is a popular herbal remedy for anxiety. Only a tiny amount of extract is recommended per dose – many people take it orally in the form of tablets or oil. Passionflower extract is sometimes recommended to patients facing anxiety before surgery. Many people also take it in order to help them get to sleep. As it can be quite potent, it is best not to take passionflower before driving or operating heavy machinery unless you know how it affects you.
Cannabidiol is an ingredient found within the cannabis plant that has been scientifically proven to reduce stress. It can also be used as a form of pain relief as well as a treatment for conditions such as acne. It is possible to buy UK regulated hemp oil containing this ingredient. Such oils do not contain THC – the ingredient found within the cannabis drug that makes you feel ‘high’ – and so you don’t have to worry about any mind-altering effects. Cannabidiol is most commonly taken as an oil, however it is available in many other forms too including capsules, creams, edibles, and vape liquids.
Valerian root is another herbal ingredient that is sometimes taken to reduce stress. It is also used to treat insomnia, as well as being used to treat digestive disorders and menopause symptoms. It can be consumed as a capsule, tea, tablet, or liquid extract. Some people are put off by its unpleasant smell. However, its health benefits have been well studied, making it worthwhile trying if you’re battling chronic stress.
At this difficult time I hope these 5 Herbal Remedies For Stress will be helpful.