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Natural Stress Relief Remedies

by Tiffany in Health & Healing

Natural Stress Relief RemediesMost of us spend our lives running to and fro, having meetings, meeting deadlines, and doing tons of stuff that leaves us stressed and frazzled at the end of the day. I know stress first hand…I have been fighting cancer for months now, I have 3 very active kids, and I run several online businesses from my home….and I do it alone 95% of the time. Yeah, I know about stress. :)

Stress can be horrible for our health; it keeps us from sleeping, zaps our energy, makes us look and feel older, and can even lead to various diseases and disorders. That’s why it’s important to take time out of your hectic day to relax. One of the best ways to do this is with herbal remedies. Just drink a tea or take a natural supplement to help you feel calm and relaxed. There are a lot of remedies for stress out there; here are some of the most effective:

* Kava kava. This herb has not only been used for stress relief and relaxation, but also for easing anxiety and curing insomnia. The effects are considered to be similar to the prescription drug valium, but generally without the “mental fog” feeling. Since the effects are so potent, you should be careful what you do after taking it until you know how it affects you.

* Lavender. Many people rely on lavender and other essential oils to soothe crying, fussy babies. These oils have the same calming effect on adults as well. You can massage them into your skin, put them in a bath, or just rub a small amount on your temples for a soothing and relaxing effect.

* Valerian. This is one of the most widely used herbs for curing insomnia. It calms the nervous system, making you feel calm and relaxed instead of stressed. In addition, since it helps you get a great night’s sleep, you’ll feel more refreshed and ready to face the next day.

* Reishi. This is a great supplement to take if you find your stress is caused by a constantly racing mind. This herb produces a calm, clear mind and helps cure anxiety without making you feel sleepy or sedated. It can also help you sleep if you have trouble “turning off” your brain at night.

If taken properly and with patience, these remedies can provide a natural and effective alternative to drugs with fewer side effects. You should also talk to your doctor before starting any herbal supplement because they may have drug interactions.

Hopefully one or more of these remedies will help you to calm down and lead a more relaxing and peaceful life.

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

12 Comments on Natural Stress Relief Remedies

  • Char

    I found your site thanks to Wendy and the BlogJolt. It is beautiful! I love all of your tips as well. I will jolt you later on today.

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  • Kari

    I love valerian and kava kava! I have both of those on hand at all times :)

  • Sharon

    I really enjoyed this post. I occaisionally have insomnia myself and mt daughter is plagued with it frequently. I’ve been aware of the natural herbal helps and keep valerian on hand but I appreciate the reminder about kava kava.

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  • This is a good post. I’ve tried Kava Kava in the past but not the Reishi. Sounds like that would be helpful while working on the help desk :-)

    Regards
    David

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  • What a great site, so enjoyed reading your post. I always use lavendar when I have a heavy project to complete I didn’t even know that it helps with stress levels…it certainly helps me with my project:-)

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