In this fast paced and competitive world, it has become too difficult, to remain relaxed and stress free for long and you eventually fall prey to stress. With the modern life style and a continuous need to succeed, stress has entered deep, into the lives of many people.
Stress relates to the feeling of pressure, tension and a continuous pressure to excel, which results in anxiety, abnormal behavior and depression. This kind of stress can be caused by extreme work place pressures, family issues, bad financial condition, and also due to lack of sleep. Stress is a problem at any stage, but high stress levels can even lead to several physical and mental disturbances, and agitate entire life of the person.
The problem of stress seems to be rooted deep, within the individuals and the society, and with no accurate and instant medical help available, it seems to be growing even further. But, despite of this, there is no need to panic, or worry at all, as there are some simple remedies, available at your home, which can help you with these stress related problems. These remedies are not only effective, but are also safe and easy on your pockets, thereby providing the perfect solution to this problem.
You can use several aromatic oils, to get relief from stress. Using the essential, aromatic oils for this purpose of stress relief is known as ‘Aromatherapy’ and is recommended by many experts. In this therapy, person can use any of the aromatic oils, like, lavender, geranium, rosemary, peppermint, sandalwood, rose, lemon, and eucalyptus, to spray in his/her room, using a sprayer, for getting a soothing effect at that place.
You can also use any of these oils, or a mixture, to get your work tables and other things cleaned, which will leave the place having a sweet and soothing fragrance, which will help in calming down your nerves, during stress hours. You can also spray few drops of these oils on the objects you use, like handkerchief and tissue. The aromatherapy is extremely useful tool for fighting stress and can be easily applied.
Oats are known for their high health quotient, as they are free from cholesterol. But, this is not all, as they are also known to provide relief from the unnecessary stress, by creating a soothing effect over the human body. In addition to oats, pasta is another food, which can help you fight stress.
It stimulates the body cells to secrete serotonin, which is a chemical, known to fight stress and calm your nerves. Other than oats and pasta, you can also include rice in your diet, to get a similar effect.
Herbs like valerian root, chamomile tea, lemon balm, kava kava, cat nip, St. John’s Wort, and ashwagandha or Withania somnifera, have magical effect over stress. These wonderful herbs are free from any side effects, which normal medications usually bring and therefore, can be used regularly to get relief from stress, in an inexpensive and easy way.
You can wash your stress away, by soaking yourself in hot water containing baking soda and salt. For this purpose, you can take 2 spoonfuls of baking soda, 1 spoonful of Epsom salt, and half spoon of normal salt, mix them together, add it in hot water, and take a bath with this water. You can also add one third cup of salt and similar amount of ginger in hot water, and take a bath, with it. Both these baths have the ability to reduce your stress to greater levels.
Adaptogens are those natural herbs, which help the body, adapt to the environmental factors, by regulating the body metabolism. These adaptogens are said to be extremely beneficial for the entire human body, and are especially effective in stress relief.
The adaptogens like, Rhodiola, American/Asian Ginseng, and Siberian Ginseng, are extremely effective, natural stress busters. You can take one cup of ginseng tea thrice a week, for two weeks, to combat stress, but do not forget to take a break for one or two weeks, before starting it again.
Cardamom is not only useful for improving digestion and controlling bad breath, but it also works wonders in reducing the levels of stress. You can use crushed cardamom seeds in your daily food, like vegetables, lentils and rice, and also add them, while baking biscuits or cakes to get your daily dose of stress busters.
Cardamom tea is also very effective agent for reducing stress, which can be easily prepared by adding some crushed cardamom seeds, to the boiling tea leaves.
This is a very effective method for reducing stress. You can even drink a glass of plain, warm milk before going to sleep, for this purpose, but adding a teaspoon of honey to it, will not only improve its taste, but also enhance its effects, and help you wake up with a fresh mind, free from any stress.
Peppermint is a great stress buster and can be consumed in many different forms, but the best and most effective consumption method, for the purpose of stress relief is, peppermint tea. You can make peppermint tea, by boiling water, and adding one spoonful of dried and crushed peppermint leaves to it. After straining, you should add some drops of honey to this peppermint tea, for sweetening and drink, before going to bed.
Tarragon has amazing properties and it can be easily included in your diet. You can use fresh tarragon leaves into salads and vegetables, or add it to soups, for dressing. The dried tarragon can be added to boiling water and later on sweetened with honey, to drink as a tea, having the quality of calming your mind and reducing stress.
Lettuce leaves contain lacturcarium, which acts as a sedative on human body, and celery contains phthalides, a phytonutrient, which again has a sedating effect, while cherries contain several chemicals that have the capability of soothing the nervous system. So, a salad containing all these ingredients acts as a perfect sedative and reduces stress to minimal levels.
The home remedies are the best way to go for those, who want to get relief from stress, without having to go through another strenuous process of running to hospitals and facing medical bills. These remedies have been found to be very effective and without any side effects for the people undergoing stress.