Although stress and anxiety are a regular part of our lives, they become problematic if they persist. That’s right, guys. If you remain stressed for days or if anxiety is your constant companion, chances are you’re not performing as well as you can at work and you’re tired and frustrated with everything.
It happens to everyone but such a situation must not be ignored and treated right away. A lot of people turn to anti-anxiety medications for it but they’re unhealthy when consumed regularly. Therefore, I suggest you try herbs and plants instead. Yes, certain herbs and plants are known as natural alternatives to anti-anxiety medications because of their stress-reducing properties. A few of them are as follows:
Passionflower, also known as wild passion wine and wild apricot, is a fast-growing stem with tiny flowers. It is added to different dietary supplements because of its health benefits. It significantly helps to relieve anxiety, stress, menopausal symptoms, and heart rhythm issues.
Not just that, people also make a paste of passionflower and apply it topically on their skin. Not only does it nourish your skin, but it is also incredible for treating cuts and burns. Thus, it works as a topical burn-relief ointment, too.
Lavender is a flowering plant that belongs to the mint family. It is famous for its soothing properties and therefore, works well to relieve anxiety and stress. It is mainly the reason most spas offer lavender aromatherapy these days.
Due to the soothing effects of lavender, it relaxes you from head to toe; however, the effects are not long-lasting. Yes, here comes the issue. Lavender is only good for the short-term treatment of anxiety. In case of depression or other major symptoms like insomnia, lavender may not help.
Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is one of the active ingredients of cannabis plants. According to various studies, CBD brings along relaxing effects for the central nervous system. When consumed orally or applied topically, it relieves stress and body aches at the same time.
It is mainly why cannabis aka Canadian budder has been legalized in many states in the US and Canada. Apart from stress and pain relief, CBD is also beneficial for rejuvenating your skin. In fact, it has now become a part of many skin care products from around the world.
If you’re into herbal medicine, I’m sure you’ve heard of chamomile. Not to forget, chamomile tea is quite famous for its amazing antioxidant properties. But do you know how chamomile works excellently for anxiety relief?
Yes, chamomile, the daisy-like plant, is naturally loaded with anti-stress properties and it is added to various dietary supplements for the same purpose. It is also applied topically to the skin as experts believe it helps in nourishment and skin rejuvenation.
It goes without saying that insomnia is often a result of persistent stress. If you’re anxious or stressed, it becomes extremely hard for you to fall asleep, and thus, you keep on suffering. Well, it won’t be happening anymore.
Valerian root, an herb native to various parts of Asia and Europe, has a long history as a sedative. It relaxes your nerves and muscles, eliminates stress, relieves fatigue, and makes you fall asleep within a few minutes. Suffice it to say, it’s the natural alternative to selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
And besides the ones mentioned above, there are plenty of other herbs and plants like kava kava, lemon balm, and ashwagandha that come with natural healing properties. Just give them a try and I’m sure you won’t ever turn to allopathic medicines again. Good day, everyone!