It seems as the world grows older and the we evolve as humans stress keeps getting harder and harder to bare. Good thing God created plants and herbs for us to use to combat stress naturally! Here are 6 herbs and plants to help relieve stress naturally.
Plants And Herbs That Relieve Stress Naturally!
The range of health benefits enjoyed by frequent users of skullcap are due to the presence of various phenolic compounds and flavones that impact the body in many different ways. The plant has been used traditionally by Native Americans for hundreds of years, and remains in traditional use in many parts of the country. Chinese skullcap should be prepared in a very different way than American skullcap, so be sure that you are getting the right one. Dried American skullcap can be steeped in a tea and consumed for its many health benefits. The extracts of America skullcap have also proved valuable for certain health conditions. Speaking of, let’s take a closer look at some of those impressive health benefits of skullcap.
This amazing herb, related to ragweed, can be brewed in a tea or taken as a supplement, and it has been used for centuries to ease the mind and calm frazzled nerves. It has a mildly-sedating quality, and is often used for those having difficulty sleeping due to stress. In an eight-week study of 57 patients with anxiety disorders, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School reported that pharmaceutical-grade chamomile extracts (220 mg daily) led to modest improvements compared with placebos.
Health benefits of red rooibos tea include its use as a cure for nagging headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies, and premature aging. The tea is absolutely free from caffeine content and is also low in tannins. You can enjoy the refreshing beverage all day long with no possible side effects. Drinking rooibos tea can further ease severe stomach cramps, as well as bring relief to asthma and other related conditions. It also boosts the immune system of the human body.
The health benefits of red rooibos tea are abundant. This form of tea has traditionally been popular due to its great taste and unique color, while also boosting the health of the body. Rooibos tea or red tea is a medicinal, herbal beverage that is acquired from the Aspalathus linearis bush plant that is found in South Africa. According to the South African Rooibos Council, rooibos is not a true tea, but an herb. The fermented tea is red in color.
Astragalus is a plant within the Leguminosae (beans or legumes) family, with a very long history as an immune system booster and disease fighter. Its roots are in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in which it’s been used as an adaptogen for thousands of years — meaning it helps the body fight off stress and disease. Today, astragalus medicinal healing and treatment uses span many different illnesses and diseases.
Also known as Eleuthero is classified as an adaptogenic herb, a truly sophisticated and powerful group of plants. Unlike so many herbs, these adaptogens seem to work subtly with the body in a systemic way to increase your overall health. They are known for helping your body adapt to changes in the environment. And they can be used safely over a long period of time.
For this reason, traditional Chinese Medicine classifies adaptogenic herbs as Superior Herbs.
But while adaptogens were considered superior, eleuthero was considered a ruler among adaptogens . . .
Eleuthero is such an important, complex, safe and powerful adaptogenic herb, Chinese herbalists also called it “The King of the Adaptogens”.
This remarkable herb seems to help your body contend with one of the biggest health challenges we all face: Stress.
Eleuthero seems to help you contend with stressful living in several ways:
- Eleuthero seems to help your body adapt to stress and makes your stress response more efficient.
- Eleuthero seems to strengthen your memory and help you stay clear-headed even when you’re under pressure.
- Eleuthero helps you enjoy sustained energy over the long-term without the jitters or energy roller coasters of stimulants like caffeine.
Now, to be clear, eleuthero cannot get rid of the sources of stress in your life. However, by strengthening your body, energizing you and helping you stay calm under pressure, eleuthero gives you powerful support for contending with the problems of modern life.
Found in teas—high-quality green and black varieties—L-theanine increases the brain’s alpha-wave activity, leading to less anxiety and a feeling of calm. Higher alpha waves are also associated with greater mental sharpness. One study found that L-theanine reduced negative responses to stress. And in other research, it increased feelings of relaxation by 40 percent among people with serious behavioral disorders. Bonus: L-theanine doesn’t cause drowsiness.
Try out all of these wonderful plants and herbs and see which ones you like best. I love them all and consume them on a weekly basis. Gotta stay stress-free!
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