Stress affects our body in the same way as the food we eat. It can be defined as a state manifested by a specific syndrome that consist of all the non-specifically induced changes within a biological system. Any condition that harms the body or cells damages or causes the death of a few or many cells is termed as stress. It is an unavoidable consequence of life. The body tries to repair the damaged cells but sometimes the rebuilding of cells is not able to keep co-ordination with the destruction as a result the condition of stress occurs. Many diseases are associated with stress and they are heart disease, diabetes, headache and peptic ulcer. Other diseases resulting from stress are ulcerative colitis, chronic dyspepsia, asthma, psoriasis and sexual disorders.

Causes of Stress
The various factors responsible for the stress are:
  • Hormonal factors
  • Chronic disease
  • Overload of work
  • Feeling of inferiority
Home Remedies for Stress

Yogurt is the best home remedy for stress. It is rich in vitamin A, B complex and vitamin D. It provides relief from insomnia, migraine and cramps associated with menstruation. It is a best diet for stress.

Make a tea by pouring a cup of boiling water over one teaspoon of dried sage leaves. Strain and sweetened, with honey, if required. This is also good natural remedy for stress.

Blackstrap molasses are another effective food remedy. It is a by-product of the sugar refining process and is rich in iron and B vitamins.

Alfalfa and sunflower seeds are also effective in the stress treatment.

Sprouts are also effective diet for stress as they are rich in calcium.

The leaves of holy basil known as tulsi are highly beneficial in the stress treatment. Chew 12 leaves of basil twice a day morning and evening for preventing stress. Tulsi is known as adaptogen or antistress agents.

Using various ayurvedic herbs like brahmi, ashwagandha and St.John Wort are also highly beneficial in the treatment of stress. These herbs can be taken as capsules or can be infused in boiling water to make tea. (Available at Good home remedy for stress.

Hot water bath is one of the beneficial water treatments in providing relief from anxiety and stress as it relaxes the whole body. Good home remedy for stress.

Stress cure - Brisk walk for at least 45 minutes daily is also effective in dealing with stress.

Smoking or sniffing ajwain seeds frequently also provides relief from stress and anxiety

Yogasanas like pavanmuktasana; sarvangasana, halasana, ardhmatysyendrasana, bhujangasana, dhanurasana, yogamudra, padmasana and trikonasana are also beneficial in the treatment.

Various yogic kriyas like jalaneti, kunjal, pranayamas such as kapalbhati, anuloma-viloma, shitali, shitkari and bhramari are also effective for stress.

Meditation is also effective stress remedy to provide relief from stress as it diverts the mind to some good thoughts.

Chew twelve leaves of basil two times in a day for preventing stress. This is one of the simple and effective home remedies for stress.

Pantothenic acid is very important in preventing stress.

Coffee, soft drinks, salt, smoking and alcohol should be avoided as they all deplete B vitamins that are considered necessary for reducing stress.

Add some fresh Rose petals to a cup of boiling water and add sugar and drink as and when there is a feeling of depression. This is one of the good and effective home remedies for stress.

Regular physical exercise also plays an important role against stress as exercise provides relaxation and recreation. This is one of the simplest and effective stress remedy.

Drink a hot cup of milk mixed with honey and cinnamon. It will help calm you down and is good natural remedy for stress.

Soothing drinks for stress
  • Warm milk and honey with little amount of cinnamon It is the best drink to be taken at night that helps in relaxation.
  • Honey Take one spoonful of honey in hot water to get immediate relief from stress. This is a very simple home remedy for stress.

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#1 - Casey - 11/15/2007 - 11:43
I find that crying while watching Days of Our Lives helps me. And then it makes me weep all night. I want to end it all! No! Help me!
#2 - Humberto - 06/16/2008 - 19:49
passion flower tea releives stress.
#3 - jess - 06/27/2008 - 05:06
Chamomile tea help with insomnia and anxiety. Drink a cup when you about to go to sleep.
#4 - Stella - 07/13/2008 - 07:00
My mom has a lot on her mind and all of that stuff makes her stress out. She takes it out on me, my sister, and my dad. I know she doesn't mean to be so hateful, but she is killing all of us. She just needs something to ease her mind. Help! :-(
#5 - Autumn - 07/22/2008 - 17:58
A great cure for baby rash is Mylanta or Maalox! Anytime my baby has the slight sign of a rash, I dab a little on his bottom with a cottonball and next time I go to change his diaper, it's gone!
#6 - Bel - 07/29/2008 - 09:53
There is no cure for stress. It is inevitable. We just need to take precautions to not be swept up with all the menial tasks of life. Take a trip every year or so and give yourself a day off once a day. The sabbath was originally created for this reason. the makers of this were well educated in the needs of the body.
#7 - ____ - 10/07/2008 - 23:18
I find that lavendar is the best stress relief for me. I put some leaves in the bath (or just buy a lavendar bubble bath) and I keep some lavendar leaves in a small bag under my pillow. Some lavendar essential oil is good in a candle oil burner too. Its also good to help me sleep.
#8 - Maria - 10/10/2008 - 11:33
Remdies that help would be to go to your room (CLEAN ROOM)...lock your door, turn off the t.v, put the cellphone on silent.. light french vanilla candles...rub bergamont or jasmine oil on the tip of your nose or on your chest....lay down in bed (CLEAN BED!!) with mp3 or ipod or cd player with your favorite tunes and just zen out...smoke a joint...and get laid free stuff you can do everyday..IT HELPS!!
#9 - Diamond - 01/07/2009 - 14:34
B-)got to say i love the message above ha ha . Try a bit of bob marley or dylan light some incenses and let the power of music take you away , as music is the weapon of the future . If your not in to music try getting in to it , find something meaning ful to you and its gurenteed that 98% of the time you will relate to a lyric in a track good luck people XXX
#10 - xxxxxx - 01/07/2009 - 17:09
Strees is your own deal you either cause it or let stress bother you.So you just have to live stress free i know you say how but... when something goes wrong or your late it is not the end of the world you move on and DON"t stress out!!!!and if it is the end of the world then you wont have to worry about it then. you live day by day take in all the good thing and forget the bad and if that don't work the do the do # 10 that sounds good too.:-D
#11 - sus - 01/17/2009 - 23:07
yeah i just was broken up with ,and i lost my job . wait theres more i got kicked out of where i was staying. i just cant eat or sleep or basic function .. please help.....
#12 - toni - 04/23/2009 - 10:05
I feel bad for the last person who posted because I can completely relate. It [@] having all those things happen at once; so don't feel bad about how you're feeling; but also, you can't let it control your life. You need to eat and sleep to function so try that first. Talk to someone; I once went to an onlkine help group for problems in dealing with the care of handicapped parents and a family that wouldn't help. It's hard; but you have to take control and not let the bad stuff take over and you lose your health and spirit. Good luck. I did it and you can, too.
#13 - smylz4me - 05/25/2009 - 22:24
i got like 8 exams this week and im flipping out. i brought some tablets which stimulate the brain to help me but dnt know if theyll work. to relieve stress,try listening to classical music eg. yiruma-river flows in really soothes yr mind.
#14 - sara - 05/31/2009 - 17:59
I sit still on my bed like meditation position. Take about 20 deep breaths and relax my mussles when i exhale. It usually helps...also some stretching afterwords and deep breathing, then a warm bath :-)
#15 - notsoshady - 07/06/2009 - 11:07
Always be positive, think positive, neglect the things which triggers you in bad feelings and fall you in STREES. Avoid the people who spread negativity around you.
#16 - AZ - 07/12/2009 - 05:36
Has anyone tried Kalms - do they work?
#17 - Scooby - 07/27/2009 - 07:40
What I do is stay with friends and family and mediate a bit in order to relive stress and it has also helped me excersise better and i lose weight more (also helps with my singing and dancing to feel he beats!)
#18 - Aliyah - 10/28/2009 - 18:18
The milk,honey,and cinammon really works. You need to take it for about a week and then somehow you feelhappy and energetic.
#19 - jessie - 11/26/2009 - 18:49
smoking marijuana always helps me relieve should try it:-D
#20 - ohsolovely - 12/28/2009 - 00:52
I have a hubby who keeps quarelling for everything. Makes the house dirty the moment I clean it.. Does not allow me to do well in my job. I also have a wonderful kid who is almost always sick. The stress is killing me and I have no one to turn to for support. My folks have decided to stay away becoz of my hubbys attitude.. Hate life but have to live for my kid..How to think positive in such a situation.
#21 - Somebody - 02/08/2010 - 03:19
Eating Whole natural Almonds also helps with reducing stress.

Music helps with coping with stress as does relaxation and meditation.
#22 - LittleRose68 - 02/14/2010 - 07:20
if i could smoke weed for stress i would but i cant i have no money and no car what should i do
#23 - tulsayoung man - 03/01/2010 - 17:08
First , Catch someone sleeping on a couch , and sneak up and fart right on there face , and then just set back and laugh so hard , rolling in the floor ! Keep watching the victim though, the look on there face will keep you rolling ! It helps to have 2-3 people watching / laughing or even tape it . Laughter is the best way to kill stress ! You or the group can also smoke a joint right before you fart on the victim to intesify the laughter .
#24 - Gas Man - 03/15/2010 - 00:20
Hey Gas Man , that really worked ! I Farted in a sleeping guys face , we all laughed for hours ! The sleeping guy really didnt get it though , he seems really stessed out now. :oops: :-o
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#26 - Lisa - Stress management - 03/16/2010 - 01:47
im about to try the massage thing in a little helps me relieve my stress a great deal.also try jazz music & a glass of wine.
#27 - jay - 03/16/2010 - 11:55
ikain nyo lang yan tapos itulog...gutom lng yan;-)
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#29 - Susan - Stress Management - 06/28/2010 - 07:14
If you are in college and need help with stress just take a long nap. I have bipolar disorder dogg. Don't think I don't know bout stress man. Eat and drink your favorite food and beverages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>-(
#30 - erik - 08/25/2010 - 00:30
I'm stressed because I take care of my two kids one four year old boy and an infant five months. We hired a nanny but she adds to my stress doesn't do well in household chores and kinda dirty because I'm a little o.c. We live away from our families and I don't even have time to see friends because I don't have friends here. I don't have any adult to talk to. My husband is kind but always tired from work and we don't talk that much because there's nothing to talk to. I just want to work again but with the situation I'm in right now, it is really impossible.I cannot give up smoking because it really helps me with my depression
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#32 - Aislin - 07/09/2013 - 20:26
sobrang hirap kumilos pag stress lahat ng gingawa ko mali,,, alam kong kaya ako naiistress dahil sa kakaisip... pero khit iwasan ko mag isip ay d ko magawa hirap!

#33 - jhen - 01/25/2016 - 00:17
When someone stresses me out I want to set a large fire does that mean I need counseling
#34 - SHARLENE - 03/26/2017 - 20:58
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