What Herbal Teas Are Good For Stress?

Have you ever wondered what herbal teas are good for stress? Herbal teas are a great alternative to chemically-fueled pharmaceutical drugs in alleviating stress and easing tensions away. They have been used and practiced for thousands of years and across many cultures for its beneficial and medicinal properties.

Stressed?… well, join the club! Whether it’s money worries, family commitments, deadlines to meet or struggling with economic depression, the list is endless… stress can strike upon the old and the young at any time. Sadly, it has become the norm and plays a huge part in our day-to-day life, whether we like it or not. Many will turn to synthetic drugs for a ‘quick fix’ without realising the long term side effects it can place on their bodies and state of mind.

However, not all stress is considered bad. Some people work and perform better whilst under pressure, but if you’re like me, then you fall into the majority of the population that panic when things get a little out of control! Our bodies are designed to handle, and sometimes thrive on, brief periods of stress from time to time – yet too much of it isn’t healthy.

Stress has always existed and has evolved through the ages and the blending and drinking of herbal teas for this common condition still continues today. So, if you feel like tearing your hair out or frustrating your partner with your mood swings, try these herbal tea blends to recapture your sense of sanity!

Catnip

Yes, I know what you’re thinking but it can be consumed by humans too! It’s known as the “anti-stress herb” and has been used in the past to treat nervousness, insanity and in calming children after having a bad dream. It has a soothing and calming action and can also be used to ease the stress and internal tension that you can get from nicotine or drug withdrawal.

Peppermint

In England, this plant is considered a ‘cure-for-all’ and is mentioned in the Bible as one of the herbs used for paying taxes! It has been used to treat hysteria and nervous disorders as well as a good aid in combating stomach-aches and cramps.

Ginseng

Known as the “king of tonics”, the name is said to mean “the wonder of the world” and the Chinese consider this herb a supreme remedy in all diseases. It is a powerful antidote to stress and in the West, it is used to treat loss of appetite, stomach and digestive disorders that arise from nervous and mental exhaustion.

Chamomile

Known as the “all-around comforter”, Chamomile is a natural sedative and is considered one of the best herbal teas to use to calm and soothe frayed nerves. This is due to its anti-spasmodic properties which help to relax the muscles in your body. Because of its powerful soothing and calming effects, it is safe to use on irritable babies and restless children.

Kava Kava

Known as the “mood adjuster”, Kava Kava works by acting and stimulating the nerve centres to help relieve anxiety, tension and emotional stress. It is also a natural mild sedative that can bring about a sense of tranquility that doesn’t lead to any loss in concentration or change in motor reflexes.

Valerian

Nicknamed ‘Phu’ due to its odd and unpleasant aroma, Valerian contains chemicals called ‘valepotriates’, that gives its sedative effects. Also known as “nature’s tranquilizer”, it is a sedative and anxiety healer and was given to civilians during WWII to reduce the effects of stress caused by repeated air raids.

Caution

If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner or medical herbalist before self-administering herbs. Due to their varied actions, nature and properties, some can end up doing more harm than good.

Teresa M

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