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Natural Remedies For Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Updated on July 21, 2014

Avoiding Stress Disorders

Reducing Stress and Anxiety Naturally

Stress can be one of the biggest burdens that can ruin your day. Not only does it take a toll on your mood and your level of happiness in life, but it also can take a toll on your body. Studies show that stress is associated with many different illnesses and diseases, a high stress level can raise your blood pressure, increase your risk for heart disease, it can ultimately lead to anxiety and insomnia and can speed up the aging process in a variety of ways. For this reason it is extremely important to know how you can cope with stress so that you can lower stress levels.

I have personally had my issues coping with stress and anxiety when I was going through a huge transition in life, the biggest transition I ever encountered. I had just got out of a long term relationship, I had to change cities so I had no job and I also had a very undesirable living situation. I struggled with anxiety and anxiety attacks, but the last thing I wanted to do was to start taking prescription medications for anxiety because they can be dangerous and they are very addictive. So I decided to seek natural remedies that help to reduce stress levels and eliminate anxiety and I'm glad I did because these stress remedies don't have any side effects and you can find them online at fairly low prices. Here are some of the best remedies that helped me calm down and relax, and I know they will help you too.

The Lemon Balm Plant

All Natural Remedies For Stress

There are a number of different herbs and remedies that can help to alleviate your stress. By taking care of stress in its early stages, you can avoid sleep disorders in the future and ultimately you will be able to live a happier life. Some of the stress supplements you see below are primarily for helping you sleep and avoiding insomnia, while some of these remedies will be geared towards calming you down.

  • GABA - (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is naturally occurring in our bodies and it naturally works within our brain to create a calming response. It is one of the brain's most powerful regulators of proper functioning. If your brain is not producing the proper amount of GABA already, you are probably suffering from anxiety, insomnia and you probably find it hard to deal with stress many times. GABA is completely safe, it has no side effects and it works to produce alpha brain waves which are the waves that have a calming effect. Studies have been done on people that are afraid of heights or other fears, and after those people took GABA it was shown to decrease anxiety levels when they were presented with a fearful situation.
  • Lemon Balm - Lemon balm is also a gentle herb that helps to promote relaxation. It carries no side effects and it is a member of the mint family. It promotes a healthy nights sleep, reduces stress, and calms you down without making you drowsy. This is a supplement to consider if you have trouble with test anxiety.
  • Holy Basil - Holy basil is an antioxidant and has been used through Ayurvedic medicine for ages and it helps to support a positive stress response and a healthy mood. It is also a member of the mint family and it has a powerful anti-inflammatory response. You can also see how it was mentioned on Fox News as being the ultimate stress buster.

Supplements That Fight Insomnia

Valerian Root - Valerian Root is an herb that helps you sleep at night and it does a great job of making you feel well rested. It does not make you drowsy, but if you take it before bed you will feel like you want to get some sleep. This is probably among the strongest herbs that are mentioned here because Valerian root has very powerful properties. I have always been careful about taking the recommended dose when I take Valerian root so I have a supplement that I would recommend. The sleep aid supplement is called deep sleep and it contains a gentle blend of many soothing herbs that will help you sleep, and one of those herbs is a gentle amount of Valerian root. The sleep supplement contains the following herbs and can be found online: Fresh California Poppy Plant, Fresh Valerian root, Fresh Passionflower herb tip, fresh chamomile flower, fresh lemon balm herb, fresh oat seed in milky stage, and orange peel.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I'm going through a stressful time as I try to adjust to my sister's dementia. I 'm going to try lemon balm. I prefer using natural methods for reducing stress and enjoyed your hub very much I'll be sharing this and thanks.

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