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Plants for Stress

by Charles Weller December 29, 2018

Plants for Stress

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in life. Making a public speech, a first date, taking a test are all the reasons for anxiety. It may not always be possible to make our lives or world around us less stressful, but we can create greater inner peace by change how we respond to stress and appreciating plants for their calming effects.

Catnip has not only been a calming herb for cats but can be used for all levels of stress. Serving as a restorative digestive bitter is used for colic, diarrhea, and indigestion.

Ashwagandha has been a traditionally respected herb and gaining popularity in western countries. As an adaptogen, it increases the body’s ability to deal with anxiety and stress. It enhances stamina and promotes general well-being making it popular among athletes.

California poppy is a very calming herb used for reducing anxiety especially those with a hyperactive nervous system. It encouraged relaxing sleep and recommended for children who have trouble sleeping, are overly excited, or are experiencing anxiety and stress.

Hawthorn has a long history of being used to reduce anxiety and as a heart, tonic to strengthen blood vessels and overall cardiovascular system. It’s specific herb used for those who suppress their emotions or have difficulties expressing their feelings.

Hops are valued for its potent sedative properties and relaxing effects on the nervous system. It is especially useful for easing tension, anxiety, and hypertension. Hope is helpful for indigestion due to nervousness, anxiety and being a popular remedy for insomnia.

Lavender is a calming and profoundly relaxing plant known to strengthen and uplift the spirits. It is one the best and go-to herbs to relieving insomnia, headaches, tension, and stress. A lavender bath will do just the trick for a long and stressful day.

Lemon Balm contains volatile oils that have a definite relaxing effect on digestion and nervous system. Its overall medical properties are calming and relaxing, serving as a powerful nervine tonic blended with chamomile and milky green tops of oat.

Nettle’s high calcium content makes it a calming and soothing medical herb used for most anxiety and stress formulas. Combined with lemon balm, oats and chamomile making it a suitable tonic for relaxing the nervous system.

Oats are among the most nutrient-dense herbs making it a useful candidate for soothing anxiety, stress, and irritated and inflamed nerve endings.

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