Nature offers numerous herbs with beneficial effect on overall health, so we have listed some of the most available and useful stress relieving remedies.
LavenderLavender has long been used to treat insomnia, and other nervous system disorders. You can add it in your bedtime bath, or just prepare a nice cup of tea. Lavender relaxes muscles, calms anxiety and nervousness, and it also helps in treating sleep disorders.
Lavender tea is easy to prepare, and you can feel the effect right away. Add 2 teaspoons of lavender flowers in a cup of boiling water and leave it for ten minutes. Filter the tea and add some honey to sweeten it. Drink 2 cups of lavender tea every day.
ChamomileChamomile is a healing herb with the ability to relax muscles and body in general. This herb is common ingredient in any kind of herbal tea with calming effect. Chamomile tea can help in treating insomnia if consumed in large amounts.
ThymeThyme leaves and flowers are the healing parts of this herb, and thyme essential oil has the ability to relax muscles.
Thyme tea is easy to prepare -- add a teaspoon of thyme in 2 dl/7 oz of boiling water and leave it for half an hour. Taking in consider that healing substances found in thyme evaporate easily, it is necessary to cover the tea in order not to lose its healing properties.
FennelFennel can be an excellent stress relieving remedy. It is known for its calming effect and the power to strengthen nerves, which makes it effective in treating anxiety, irritability, insomnia and hysteria.
But you have to keep in mind that taken in large amounts fennel can have toxic and hypnotic effect, and you have to be careful with its consumption.
Lemon balmYou can use lemon balm to prepare amazing bath with calming effect, and it is strongly recommended for people who suffer from insomnia, depression and anxiety. Essential oils found in this herb relax muscles, strengthen the heart and have antibiotic effect.
Boil 10 teaspoon of dried lemon balm leaves in 1l of water, leave it for ten minutes and filter the tea.