There are many ways to manage and deal with stress from a slow walk to a hot bath, yoga classes, reading, exercising or running or just laying low and resting. In addition to these remedies, herbal teas help us to unwind and de-stress, as well as aid sleep and digestion. Herbal teas tend to work in two ways: providing a mix of calming ingredients and simply giving us room to slow down and experience the present. Herbs can exert an effect on the nervous system and reduce anxiety and stress. For some people, simply the ritual and act of making a cup of tea and sitting down to sip it can be a form of relaxation in itself. Preserva Wellness Daily Calm Tea is designed for inducing good sleep, manages stress and anxiety symptoms and is particularly helpful to unwind in times of stress. For an enhanced experience, the flowers and leaves are kept whole so the aroma and colours can soothe the senses.
Liquorice root is one of the adaptogenic herbs (herbs which help you adapt to stress) that is beneficial to use for long term stress and adrenal gland fatigue which is a known cause of stress. Valerian contains valeric acid known for its sedative and anti-anxiety properties which doesn’t just offer a good night’s sleep but can reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure also.
L-theanine derived from Assam green tea, produces a calming effect. The polyphenols in green tea help combat anxiety and stress. Although green tea contains caffeine, it is adaptogenic in nature such that it keeps you alert yet calm enough without making you feel drowsy.
Lemongrass is recommended for people who suffer from anxiety, nervousness or stress. Lemongrass tea is excellent for helping you sleep well, feel more relaxed and avoid insomnia. The scent of lemongrass also has pleasant, relaxing effect on the senses. Rose is useful in calming nervous tension, cell rejuvenation and fighting depression as it contains eugenol and geraniol. It also reduces amyloid β, which is the main pathological cause of Alzheimer’s. When used aromatically, rose calms and soothes the mind. It is also rich in Vitamins A, C, D, E and B3 along with other minerals.
Chamomile soothes tension, alleviates headache symptoms and calms the mind. It is effective in inducing relaxation and also reducing effects of anxiety, depression and insomnia. Mint leaves are a natural muscle relaxant and ease build-up of tension in the body which in turn can reduce stress and anxiety. Hibiscus contains vitamins and minerals which have antidepressant properties and can help calm down the nervous system, reduce anxiety and depression by relaxing the mind and body. Hibiscus is also a very rich source of Vitamin C.
Lavender is considered a nervous system restorative flower that helps improve sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic, attacks, feeling of turning in the stomach and nervous tension.