Stress is a common problem. It is caused by factors such as work pressure, pessimism, relationship difficulties, financial problems and unrealistic expectations. Nausea, dizziness, mood swings, chest pain, inability to concentrate, depression and anxiety are some symptoms associated with this problem. This medical condition may also result in digestive problems, sleeping disorders, autoimmune diseases and different types of skin diseases. A person can use various types of herbal remedies to relieve the stress.
Rosemary is an anti-stress herb. It is also termed as ‘’Rosmarini Officinalis’’. A person can massage his/her body with rosemary oil on a regular basis to relax the muscles and relieve the stress associated with tension. Application of a mixture of rosemary and lavender oil can also provide effective results.
Tarragon is also termed as ‘’Artemisia Dracunculus’’. This herb has been used for thousands of years to obtain relief from stress. Dried tarragon can be boiled in water to prepare tea and consumed several times in a day to calm the nervous system. Tarragon can be added to salads and soups and consumed multiple times on a weekly basis.
Chamomile is another effective anti-stress herbal remedy for the problem. Intake of a cup of tea prepared with the use of dried chamomile flowers can help in reducing the stress. Another alternative is to massage the body with chamomile essential oil on a daily basis.
Red clover is botanically termed as ‘’Trifolium Pratense’’. It can alleviate the symptoms associated with the problem of stress. Dried red clover flowers and leaves can be soaked in water for a period of 48 hours to prepare an herbal decoction. A person can soak a piece of linen cloth in the decoction and apply it on the body on a frequent basis to treat the skin eruption caused by stress. The headache associated with stress can be reduced with the consumption of red clover tea.
Dill has relaxing properties. The stomach disorders resulting from stress can be relieved with the intake of dill tea on a frequent basis. A few drops of dill oil can be added to a bucket of warm water to be used for bathing. A mixture of dill and carrier oil can also be used in the treatment. Another alternative is to consume a mixture of dill oil (2 drops) and honey (1 teaspoon) on a regular basis. This herb should not be used by pregnant women.
The sedative properties of sage can calm the body and may relieve the symptoms such as anxiety and depression. A person can consume sage tea on a frequent basis to reduce the stress. Application of sage essential oil on a frequent basis can also provide relief.
St John’s Wort
Consumption of St. John’s wort tea can treat the stress associated with depression. Another option is to apply St. John’s wort oil on a regular basis. This herbal remedy is required to be used for a minimum period of 2 weeks to get the desired results.