8 natural remedies for reducing anxiety and stress

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Chronic stress impairs adrenal gland function, which can lead to weekend immune system and diseases. Although herbs are wonderful allies during times of stress, it is important to identify the underlying cause of anxiety rather than rely on the power of sedative herbs.


1. Chamomile and catnip herbal tea

Herbs are wonderful allies during times of stress. Chamomile and catnip are relaxing and mildly sedative.

250ml (8fl oz) boiling water

1 teaspoon dried chamomile

1 teaspoon dried catnip

Pour the boiling water over the herbs. Cover, steep for ten minutes, and strain, Sweeten with honey if you desire. Drink three cups daily.


2. Eat well for stress protection

The adrenal glands are an integral part of the endocrine system of hormones. They play a key role in regulating the body’s response to stress. Avoid foods that tax your adrenal glands, particularly caffeine, sugar, and alcohol. Nutrients that are the important for supporting adrenal health are Vitamin C, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B6, magnesium, and zinc. Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables, including cantaloupe, broccoli, red peppers, oranges, and strawberries. Rich sources of pantothenic acid include avocados, eggs, chicken, mushrooms, salmon, and yogurt. Lentils, tempeh, trout, tuna, and bananas are good sources of vitamin B6. Zinc is found in pumpkin and sesame seeds, black beans, oysters, and mussels. Foods rich in magnesium include almonds, corn, halibut, tofu, and peas.

3. Supplements for combating stress  

Various supplements for combating stress. These include vitamin B complex (take 50mg twice a day). Which supports the adrenal glands; and magnesium (take 500mg once a day), which both have natural tranquilizing effects.

4. Take time out for yourself

Think you cannot possibly take time to relax? That’s a clear  signal that you really need to. Schedule a minimum of two 15- minute breaks every day to calm and centre yourself. Meditate soak in an aromatherapy bath listen to calming music, or just do nothing. In addition, schedule an appointment with yourself once a week for tea, a massage, a walk with a friend, or something else that makes you feel good. Record these times on your calendar just as you would any other important appointment.

5. Lavender inhaler 

To relive stress and anxiety, place a drop of lavender essential oil a handkerchief or tissue, and inhale as often a desired.

6. Improve stress resistance with ginseng

Siberian ginseng is excellent for strengthening the adrenal glands and helping the body adapt more easily to physical and emotional stress. Buy an extract that has been standardized for eleutheroside ( regarded as the primary active compound in ginseng) and take approximately 250mg twice a day. It is safe to take for up to fix weeks. Caution: If you have high blood pressure, consult your doctor before taking any type of ginseng.

7. Valerian sedative tea

Valerian is a powerful but safe herbal sedative and is helpful cases of extreme stress and anxiety.
250ml (8fl oz) boiling water
1 teaspoon dried valerian root
To prepare Valerian tea, pour the boiling water over the dried root and cover to prevent the evaporation of the herb’s therapeutic essential oils. Steep for ten minutes, and strain. Try to drink up to three cups a day. Because Valerian has strong flavor, you may prefer taking the herb in a  capsule or as  an extract. Take one or two 300- 500mg capsules, or a half to one teaspoon of extract. Up to three times a day. Caution: Valerian may cause headaches the quantities or take it for ling periods.

8. Tress – relieving bath

Lavender, sandalwood, and ylang ylang essential oils make smoothing bath. Epsom salts are rich in magnesium, which helps to ease physical and emotional tension.
250g (8oz) Epsom salts
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops sandalwood essential oil
2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
Add Epsom salts as you fill the bathtub with warm water. Add the essential oils to the bath, stirring the oils into the water just before you enter the tub. Relax deeply in the bath for at least 20 minutes and make the experience more luxurious with candlelight, a bath pillow and a thick robe to wrap up in afterward.

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