Coping with Stress: Top Organic Stress Relievers

Health & Fitnessby Mashum Mollah17 October 2020

Stress

Stress is our body’s way of answering any external threat. Sometimes it can be due to deadlines or social relationships or perhaps something else entirely. Although it’s normal to feel a certain amount of pressure and anxiety considering our lives, it’s a problem when the cup runs over. After all, it helps us to keep ourselves motivated and guides us on how to act in an unwanted situation. Stress surges our heart rate and blood pressure for some time. Then it all goes back to normal once the situation calms down.

We all experience a surge of hormones from time to time. According to a survey, 77% of people experience stress on a regular basis. The reason varies from work pressure to an unhealthy diet or lifestyle. The problem is that long-term activation of the stress-response system can cause major diseases, including anxiety, depression, and heart diseases. So how do we cope with it? Well, the best thing to do would be to identify the triggers that are causing stress and then eliminating them. Dietary changes and a healthy lifestyle can help us cope with stress and maintain our overall well-being.

How to Manage Stress with Natural Remedies?

Tests! Deadlines! Traffic! It’s all overwhelming and stressful. But who has the time to prevent and relieve stress when it’s constantly building up? Aside from general recommendations, there are some amazing organic ways to cope with stress. Let’s find out what some non-medication options for treatment are.

Passion Flower

Managing stress naturally starts with tea. We have to get hydrated, and that’s a part of the general theme of better health. Who wouldn’t mind getting essential nutrients from mother nature while getting hydrated? Try passionflower; it’s sweet, flavorful, and an amazing stress reliever. Oftentimes we get over-excited when we are anticipating something. Passionflower tea helps calm our nerves as well as the gastric system. It also helps to sleep peacefully.

Chamomile

It’s a beautiful little daisy-like plant. It has ingredients in it that act on the same receptors as caffeine. However, it does exactly the opposite. It soothes you and provides relaxation to your body. You can add passionflower with it as they both complement each other in their effect and taste. Due to its antioxidant properties, it regulates blood flow and removes toxic pollutants from the brain. Add this to your diet to get better sleep.

Hemp Oil

We still don’t know much about CBD and its effects. Much of what we know comes from personal experiences as scientists are still studying this herb’s adverse effects. However, it’s known to relieve stress, and many studies claim that it helps with anxiety as well. It can be consumed in the form of oil, or you can apply it to your skin. You can also use CBD concentrate to relax your body and calm your nerves.

Kava Kava

Kava kava is an elite drink when it comes to stress-relieving herbs. It’s a part of almost all cultures worldwide, and people use it as medicine and their regular diet. It has amazing properties that help relieve anxiety without losing concentration and relax the mind and body. According to research, its effects are almost the same as modern medication used for treating anxiety. It is also very effective in prolonging restful sleep. According to research, people who suffer from sleep deprivation can effectively improve their sleep quality by using this wonderful herb. Overall it’s a complete package of taking care of your mental health as well as boosting your overall well-being.

Saffron

Saffron is an expensive herb that is extracted from the saffron flower. The unique, organic composition of saffron can help you greatly reduce stress. It’s rich in antioxidant biochemicals that effectively reduce the risk of brain damage. Its calming effect can reduce the feeling of stress and unease. The best way to consume it is by adding it to your tea. You can also add a small amount of honey to sweeten the taste.

You can obtain saffron supplements from herbal food stores or order online. Only a small amount of saffron is enough for acquiring all the essential nutrients and benefits. Don’t consume more than a gram of this spice in a day. Besides consuming it orally, you can simply mix it with any essential oil and apply it to your skin. Research suggests that it elevates mood and relieves mild depression as well.

GABA

GABA is an ‘inhibitory neurotransmitter’ as scientists put it. Meaning that it reduces the activity of the brain. Usually, it’s referred to as an agent that can cause relaxation by countering the excitatory neurotransmitters. It works in harmony with other agents to keep a balance between activation and relaxation. It also functions as the brain’s warden that turns off the lights while going to sleep.

Lack of GABA can result in sleep deprivation. According to research, people suffering from insomnia have 30% lower GABA levels in the brain. Imaging studies have linked lower GABA levels with disruption or lower quality of sleep. In another research, scientists conclude that GABA from fermented rice germ improves the quality of sleep. It also reduces the time that it takes to fall asleep.

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Mashum Mollah

Mashum Mollah is an entrepreneur, founder and CEO at Viacon, a digital marketing agency that drive visibility, engagement, and proven results. He blogs at thedailynotes.com/.

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