Basil or “the queen of herbs” is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine, and is a member of the mint family. This plant is a powerful antioxidant. While people have used it for a variety of treatments, it’s most significant potential might be for stress-relief and relaxation. People who take it often report that it gives them a calming energy and a general sense of well-being.
If you are feeling jittery, chamomile will help relax muscles, calm nerves, reduce anxiety and help with insomnia. It also improves digestion and decreases headaches. The popular way to consume chamomile is in tea form.
In 2012, An Indian study published that, patients were given 300 mg of ashwagandha root extract twice a day for 60 days. The participant’s scores of
perceived stress dropped by 44% and their levels of the cortisol (which goes up when stress levels are high) decreased by 28%.
4. Lemon Balm
Lemon balm is a perennial plant found in gardens all over the world, and has been used since the middle ages to treat stomach aches, insomnia,
The smell of lavender can promote quick stress and anxiety relief.
Mix about 5 drops of lavender oil in your bath or diffuse a few drops
of it into the air when you are feeling stressed out.
It can boost your mood and help offset the impact stress has on your body.
A 2016 study showed that taking 500 mg of curcumin twice daily, with fenugreek, considerably reduced stress, anxiety, and fatigue while significantly increasing the quality of life in people suffering from extreme occupational stress.
Green-tea-derived theanine has become a well-known stress reliever. Theanineis readily absorbed and easily crosses the “blood-brain barrier,” allowing it to quickly reach brain cells. Studies suggest theanine has the ability to support brain health, promote calmness and boost cognitive function.
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