Foods for dealing with Irritability: Aromatherapy for Anger Management

Anger is a very common emotion
Anger is a very common emotion

Irritability and Anger Management

Irritability is a milder form of anger; and may be demonstrated as a behavioral response to physiological, pathological, environmental, situational, and emotional stimuli. It is usually manifested as bad temper, touchiness and petulance.

Anger is a more intense reaction and is related to your interpretation of been wronged, offended or denied; and is a tendency to tackle that by retaliating.

Anger is seen in the facial expression, body language and excessive aggression; and is associated with increased heart rate, raised blood pressure, and elevation of adrenaline and noradrenaline.

Anger becomes the predominant feeling when you make the conscious choice to take action to stop the intimidating or hostile behavior of an outside force.

Dealing with Anger: Foods that Help Fight Irritability and Keep Anger At Bay

Certain foods are known to act on the nervous system and help calm you down. Make sure you include at last 2 of these in to your daily diet. It prevents irritability from escalating in to angry outbursts and promotes peace and a feeling of well being.

  • Spinach: spinach provides you with iron, manganese, magnesium and vitamin B complex. it perks up energy levels appreciably, keeps you feeling cheerful and wards of irritability.
  • Walnuts: walnuts are often called 'brain food'. They step up your concentration power and improve your focus. Walnuts supply loads of omega 3 fatty acid. It also provides the body with arginine, which is essential to prevent shooting of the blood pressure.
  • Banana: banana is an excellent source of potassium and vitamin B complex. Clinical studies state that banana is an important 'mood food'. It elevates your mood, fights irritability and depression and also prevents your blood pressure and heart rate from escalating. Have one banana as a mid morning snack, so that you are fueled for the entire day.

Anger Management Techniques: How to Manage Anger with Aromatherapy

It is very important to understand that you can not overcome anger by expressing it. It can only be diluted or transformed. The intensity of your emotion will reduce gradually, or you could transform the feeling in to patience and tolerance. Aromatherapy can assist you in managing your temper effectively. When used in combination, aromatherapy and meditation yield great results in controlling temper and irritability.

Essential oils that are recommended to treats anger are: Frankincense, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Melissa.

Aromatherapy oils calm you down and soothe frayed and tensed nerves. They help you introspect and analyze your behavior. Using aroma oils to meditate gives your mind a much needed holiday and suffuses you with peace and harmony.

Float one of these oils on the water of your aroma oil burner, and light a candle. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Become aware of the vaporizing oil and focus on relaxing your body. If thoughts crowd your mind, try not to dwell on them, let them pass by. Practicing this daily will proffer brilliant results. Make time to meditate.

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand

Nice hub. I didn't know those foods helped with moods. Haven't done much with aromatherapy. May have to investigate it more. Thanks for the information.


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feenix 5 years ago

DRSHWETAUSHAH, thank you for writing and publishing this hub. It is very informative and helpful, especially for me. You see, I suffer chronic anxiety, clinical depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, I have what are frequently described as "anger issues". So the suggestions that you gave in this post will, I believe, be of great help to me. Thus, I have bookmarked this work. Thank you.


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dariashakti 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Good hub, I have learned that eating cheese makes me angry the day after eating it. It's a good idea when you are feeling irritable, angry or depressed to think back on what you have eaten during the last three days. As one who has salicylate intolerance, I have learned that it can be at least three days before the effects of food reach us. Useful hub...most people don't understand the connection between emotions and food.


ranjit sander 4 years ago

Hello.

I would like to know which is the ideal and best essential oil blend to fully treat anger?

I have looked in the internet and i have studied 24 different websites.

After studying these 24 different websites i have worked out that there are 24 different essential oil blends to manage anger problems.

The problem is that i do not know which website to trust in order to use essential oils to fully treat my anger problems?


Elvira Knous 3 years ago

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Point nicely applied.!.

Several thanks. Excellent stuff.


Luck 23 months ago

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Bella 23 months ago

This is way more helpful than anhyitng else I've looked at.

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