All of us face the stress, from time to time. Numerous factors can affect the stress, from everyday life challenges to small things you cannot handle. It is often called the disease of modern times, and it can have an extremely negative impact on the entire health. The symptoms are very different and vary, from problems with the sleep to irritability. The stress is also a leading cause of many diseases, and some of the more common are hair loss, depression, high blood pressure, headaches, drastic change in weight…
The next time you have some of the symptoms or, simply, when you feel that you are stressed, try some of the natural remedies.
If you have trouble sleeping, it would be a good idea to gently spray some lavender essential oil in the air in your bedroom or you can just smell the oil a few times. The researches have shown that the lavender relieves anxiety and calms the mind and body, which causes relaxation. Therefore, it can help you fall asleep faster and easier.
Also, it has been proven that aromatherapy initiates different moods and feelings and it is successfully used for problems such as depression, fatigue, anxiety, headaches, indigestion etc. In order to learn more about the benefits of aromatherapy, it is best to consult a professional.
It is proven that the chamomile tea relaxes the muscles (and nerves) before sleeping. This excellent plant has been used for hundreds of years due to its sedative properties, as well as a food that improves the immunity.
Studies show that consuming only 30 grams of dark chocolate reduces the level of the stress hormones and anxiety in the body. The stress hormone, cortisol, can easily become unbalanced and lead to long-term diseases and dysfunctions. The dark chocolate may help to reduce the level of the aforementioned hormone and therefore, it is recommended to use it more often. However, do not overdo it – as we said at the beginning, 30 grams a day is quite enough.
St. John’s Wort
The researches have shown that this herb improves the mood and behavior in patients with mild depression. It has been used for centuries as a natural anti-depressant, and it is so present in the fields that it is often considered as weeds. Before you use it (you can make tea from it or smell its essential oil) you should consult your doctor or pharmacist in order to avoid potential allergic reactions or improper dosing.