Feeling stressed? A long list of tasks to do, delays, traffic jams, exhaustion, not enough time to recover and relax? Stress is in fact our natural response to situations and it is almost inevitable in modern urban life. We can not treat the woman, but what we can do is help the body react to stress. Chronic stress has a detrimental effect on all systems of our body, causing hypertension, palpitations, asthma, allergies, congestion, constipation, indigestion, flatulence, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, diabetes, eczema and others.
But do not rush to buy antidepressants with a lot of side effects. These amazing herbs will put you back on track!
Most of these plants are adaptogens that help the body to adapt and cope with stress. They also increase the body’s resistance to various adversities: physical, chemical, biological. They will make you calmer and more effective in what you do.
1. Siberian Ginseng
Siberian ginseng is an excellent plant to increase the capacity of a person to cope with stress when taken over time. It perfectly increases the endurance and resistance of the body in the face of excessive demands and stress. No matter whether physical or mental, they are for our bodies. So, if you feel stressed, exhausted or depressed, you can try this herb safely to enjoy its amazing benefits. Siberian ginseng is usually available as a tablet or powder.
Ashwagandha is a great immune tonic, adaptogen, antioxidant, aphrodisiac. It is often called “Indian Ginseng” because of its similar health benefits. It is commonly used to relieve stress and strengthen the immune system. As it increases stamina, it is a great herb for athletes and helps to increase their energy level, strength, and stamina. Ashwagandha has many other health properties. It has been used in India for over 3000 years in South Asia as a male sexuality tonic, as well as in male sex, impotence cures and increases in male fertility. It can be taken in capsules, tinctures or as a tea. But should not be taken with sedatives and alcohol and because of high iron content. As it reinforces thyroid function it is not for people with hyperthyroidism.
3. Holy Basil
When you feel stressed and depressed, Holy Basil is another herb that could be helpful. It increases strength, endurance, and endurance and allows the body to use oxygen more efficiently. It improves brain circulation and improves memory. This reduces fuzzy thoughts and mental fog. It has many other health benefits, such as balancing hormones, maintaining normal blood sugar, promoting a healthy respiratory system, maintaining a healthy digestive system, relieving cramps and gases. Holy Basil is available in teas. But because of its ability to thin the blood, it should NOT be taken with anticoagulant medications. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor first.
4. Schisandra berries
Schisandra is a good adaptogen that is traditionally used for irritability, exhaustion, depression, forgetfulness, and diarrhea. It promotes gaiety and calms the mind and the heart. This is an excellent tonic to improve vitality, strength, endurance, increasing energy and endurance. Schisandra also improves night vision and reduces hunger and thirst. It can be taken in a tincture or in 3-6 g of berries processed into tea.
Stress exhausts our adrenal glands, which makes it more difficult to manage in case of stress. Borage is an excellent adrenal tonic, it acts as a restorative agent and can revive and renew the adrenal glands. It is also an anti-inflammatory and a good diaphoretic, which means it fights fever and stimulates immune defense systems. It can be taken in tea or infusion form: just pour a cup of boiling water on 2 teaspoons of dried plant and let infuse 10 to 15 minutes. It should be drunk three times a day.
6. St. John’s Wort
St. John’s wort is a good nervous relaxant. In the case of stress and tension, the nerves relaxants can help relieve the disease and make you more relaxed and focused on your tasks. St. John’s wort has a sedative effect and relieving pain, it effectively fights against neuralgia, anxiety, tension, and similar problems. It is especially recommended to use it in case of menopausal changes causing irritability and anxiety. It can be taken as a tincture or tea/infusion: 1 cup of boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons dried herbs to be infused for 10-15 minutes. It is also anti-inflammatory and as a lotion, it will accelerate the healing of wounds and bruises, varicose veins and mild burns.