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5 Herbs To Fight Stress And Anxiety

5 Herbs to Fight Stress and Anxiety

How to Cure Anxiety?

Dealing with anxiety is possible by choosing some simple herbs, food items and making lifestyle changes. Using herbs to deal with anxiety is the natural way to overcome this problem.

Healing herbs are a well-known method for ages to deal with anxiety in the form of home remedies and medicines. Physicians and healers of different cultures and civilizations are using it since long to soothe the nervous system to protect human body from anxiety and stress.

Making bitters from special herbs and flowers can be a simple way to naturally de-stress yourself. These herbs work efficiently to produce a calming effect to slow down the stress level. Alcoholic preparation flavoured with botanical substance makes perfect bitters. Let’s explore how bitters can help:

Lavender – One of the most effective and popular anti-anxiety herbs. You can make an effective bitter by combining it with passionflower and valerian root to fight stress.

Lavender is beneficial for overall mood, sound sleep, and calm anxiety. Passionflower boost GABA level (Gamma-aminobutyric acid).

Interesting facts about GABA: GABA is associated with a neurotransmitter that sends messages through the nervous system and brain, it plays an important role in behaviour that body responds to stress. GABA helps to control anxiety and fear when neurons cell (a nerve cell) become overexcited.

The Passionflower promotes relaxation and eases down anxiety levels. Valerian root is often paired with passionflower because it promotes the calming effects similarly. Valerian root commonly used as a sleep aid.

Lavender, valerian root and passionflower, all these herbs are safe to use. But do not mix them with other GABA promoting medicine treatment (like anti-depressants or benzodiazepines).

How to make Bitters?

Find here the interesting recipe to make bitter:

  • Take one ounce dried lavender leaves
  • One tablespoon dried valerian root powder
  • Two tablespoons dried passionflower
  • One tablespoon dried orange peel
  • Half tablespoon dried ginger powder

Also, use six ounces of alcohol (preferably proof vodka) to make bitter

Instructions

  • Combine all the above-given ingredients in a mason jar and pour alcohol on top.
  • Seal the jar tightly and store it in a cool and dark place.
  • Let the bitters infuse for about 2 to 4 weeks. Shake the jars regularly, at least once a day.
  • When you find it ready, soak the bitters with a muslin cheesecloth or tea filter and transfer it in an airtight container, now store it at a normal room temperature

How to use Bitters?

Mix a few drops of this anxiety-fighting bitters in sparkling water, cold or a hot tea, or you can also take as a tincture before bed or during moments of increased stress and anxiety. You can use pure vanilla bean or cinnamon to add a sweet taste to the bitters.

How to Cure Anxiety?

Do not stop using your anxiety medication without consulting your physician if you are undergoing any anxiety treatment

Anxiety and increased stress levels make our life difficult and complicated in various ways. Many People often seek advice on how to cure anxiety, and the answer is; they can deal with it simply by making themselves calm, by opting bitters of simple herbs, eating homemade food items and making some lifestyle changes.