Stress is a natural reaction of your body to the demands of daily life. When you cannot cope with these demands, you react with mental, physical and emotional symptoms. During the period of stress, your body uses up its nutrients quicker than usual. If these nutrients are not replaced, your nervous system becomes depleted, and thus your resistance is lower and you become rundown and experience other symptoms.
Herbal Remedies for Stress
The use of herbal remedies, along with a change in diet can relieve the stress and all of its resulting symptoms such as bowel and stomach problems, skin problems, allergies and high blood pressure. It’s a good idea to drink herbal teas or take tinctures of ginseng, vervain, skullcap or wild oats three times per day to increase resistance and to support your nervous system.
Herbal treatment for depression will uplift you and help you to attain clarity and inner strength. You will be able to cope with your feelings and will be strengthened as a result.
To lift your spirits and as a nutrient replacement, drink herbal tinctures or teas made from ginseng, vervain, wild oats or skullcap each day. Basil, wood betony and St John’s wort are good for soothing the nerves and lifting your spirits.
Exhaustion or tiredness
Chronic stress can cause your vitality to decrease, which in turn can affect your body’s resistance. Sage and garlic are great aids in fortifying your nerves and your immune system.
To help you recover from stress, drink a combination of licorice, skullcap, wild oats and vervain in the form of herbal teas or tinctures.
Stress can cause you to have an overactive mind and to be run down. Before going to bed, you can take a herbal bath with lavender, limeflower, rose, neroli or chamomile oils or infusions. Your tense muscles will relax and your mind will be calmed.
It is also a good idea to drink herbal tea before going to bed, made from hops, catnip, limeflower, lemon balm or chamomile. Another good idea would be to use a fragrant and relaxing sleep pillow filled with dried lavender or rosemary.
Headache or migraine
A migraine or headache could be a sign that you are suffering from stress. Again, a herbal bath containing strong oils of peppermint, lavender or marjoram is beneficial to you in soothing the pain and relaxing you physically and mentally.
Head, neck and foot massages with a liniment using these herbs can bring you rapid relief. Massage your temples with lavender or rosemary oils.
When you first detect the pain, it is best to drink a feverfew, rosemary, wood betony or passionflower tea.
As a prevention of stress and stress-related symptoms, herbal remedies can be very efficient. Drink teas made from the following herbs, either on their own or combined: meadowsweet, feverfew, rosemary or wood betony.