Herbal Tea Remedies for Anxiety
Anxiety and stress are tough to deal with, and with our ever changing climate, more people are looking for safer and natural solutions to relieving stress. One of the great benefits of tea is the ability to calm down frazzled nerves by creating a warm and soothing moment.
When it is just you and the cup in front of you, all stress seemingly melts away as your palate digests the plethora of flavors in your hands. What I love about tea is that its available in large array of herbal varieties, so there is a flavor for each palate and stress level.
We've compiled a list of 7 herbal tea choices to help you reduce anxiety and stress.
Echinacea is the first on our list. This herm has long been recommended as an immune booster and natural remedy to stave of colds and flu. It also has a calming effect that can help reduce stress and anxiety.
This aromatic tea works well to reduce stress and relieves you from anxiety. Drinking hot peppermint tea gives an overall sense of calmness. Because of the relaxing effect of peppermint tea and its lack of caffeine, it makes a wonderful tea to drink before going to bed, and will also help for a more peaceful sleep.
The polyphenol in green tea helps combat anxiety and stress. Although green tea contains a lot of caffeine, it's adaptogenic in nature such that it keeps you alert yet calm enough without making you feel drowsy.
Lemon Balm Tea
Lemon Balm is a calming herb that belongs to the mint family. No wonder it has a natural mint flavor with a slight taste of lemon. It reduces the stress hormone called cortisol and relaxes the body without causing drowsiness. It also helps to elevate the mood.
Sometimes excessive stress and anxiety may cause sleeplessness. Chamomile tea not only reduces stress and anxiety, but it also helps treat insomnia. Just like peppermint tea, chamomile tea has great benefits in relaxing the muscles and reducing irritability.
In addition to its numerous benefits, rose tea also helps remedy stress and anxiety. It does this by easing the mind, thus making rose tea an excellent tea to drink before going to bed. Its calming effect helps you sleep well.
Turmeric has traditionally been used in Indian cooking. The turmeric root is known for adding a vibrant yellow tone to food. However, it can also be used to boost immune systems and it is a wonderful sleeping aid when it comes to anxious minds. Turmeric tea, also known as golden milk is even more wonderful when infused with warm milk. Add a dash of honey to curb the bitterness. Cinnamon can also be added to boost the flavor and add a familiar warm note.
I'm a huge tea drinker so will be having my fill while in isolation.