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All Natural Cures For Stress Relief!

In today’s society many people struggle with mental health conditions. High levels of stress or anxiety can be common. Especially with college students. College students face lots of challenges and pressures that can cause them to feel overwhelmed or anxious. This can lead to feelings of anxiety. Don’t worry if you have felt this way, you are not alone! Many students face these feelings at some point throughout their higher education experience. Here are five all natural cures, that are easily accessible for college students, for when these feelings come up-no doctor needed.

Holy Basil

Holy Basil is an excellent herb for stress-relief. Holy Basil is valued for its ability to alleviate stress, improve mood, and promote relaxation in modern herbal practices. It works as a nervine, calming the mind while also increasing brain circulation. This may also help reduce “cloudy thinking” As a bonus, this could also improve overall mental clarity and focus.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is a citrus-scented member of the mint family. The health benefits of lemon balm can be found noted in many ancient texts and early works on herbal medicine. It’s leaves and its flowering tops have been used for thousands of years for its abilities to improve mood and calm stress/anxiety. Lemon balm can be found commonly found in tea.

Green Tea

Green tea has been well-known for its variety of health benefits, green tea is an excellent source of L-Theanine, this is an amino acid that relieves stress and relaxes your body and mind. Green tea contains antioxidants that have been linked to improve cardiovascular health, greater immunity, and to enhance the central nervous system. The combination of nourishing while also stimulating compounds found in green tea make it ideal for uplifting mood, as well as promoting mental clarity and focus.

Lavender

Lavender is an aromatic flowering herb that has been used in herbal medicine for thousands of years. Lavender has a unique combination of aromatic oils that have relaxing and uplifting effects. It is recommended for irritability, nervousness, as well as mild muscle tension and upset stomach that can accompany stress. Also, who doesn’t love the smell of Lavender?

Skullcap

Skullcap is a flowering herb that was traditionally used by the Native Americans. Today in herbal medicinal practices skullcap is recommended to ease nervous tension and reduce anxiety. Skullcap contains many important compounds that produce it’s anti-anxiety effects, one of which is glutamine. When you go through intense or prolonged physical or mental stress, your body may require higher levels of glutamine than your body can produce on its own. This why skullcap containing high levels of glutamine is believed to be known for its stress-relieving effects.

So if school or life is starting to get too overwhelming, relax and renew your mind with these all natural stress relievers!

 

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