We live in a very fast paced world and we hardly have the time to sit back and address certain issues that concern us. You may be working too hard and keeping yourself busy and not giving enough time to yourself. Relationships are also more complicated as it gets difficult for two busy people to balance their lives out.
There is competition in every field and that could contribute towards stress as well. Nine out of ten people suffer from stress very often and four out of ten suffer from acute stress from time to time. There are many ways by which you can combat stress like meditation, taking up a sport, dancing or a break from your monotonous life once in a while.
Anti-depressant drugs and sleeping pills cause more damage than they do good and they are very addictive as well. If you want to fight stress do it the natural way and there are many herbs that not only fight stress but also have a whole lot of other benefits as well. There are many herbal remedies for stress and the most famous ones are the following.
The root of the Ashwaganda or Withania somnifera has many stress busting properties. Ashwaganda is known to relax brain waves and reduce stress. It is also known to help fight fatigue caused by over work and sexual incapacity.
Another great herbal remedy for stress is the passionflower. Scientifically known as Passiflora incarnata, passionflower has long been used by tribals to fight insomia. Passion flower is also helpful in inducing better job performance as it does not make one drowsy, but relaxes them. The side effects of passion flower may include nausea and rapid heartbeat. The extract of passion flower can be compared to that of benzodiazepine drugs.
Piper methysticum more commonly known as Kava, is found extensively in Polynesia. Kava has been used extensively as a sedative and anesthetic but when used without supervision, Kava can cause severe damage to the liver. Some people who have used Kava extensively have had to undergo liver transplants.
This sweet smelling herb, scientifically known as Valeriana officinalis was used as a perfume in the late 16th century. It blooms during summers and has pretty white and pink flowers. This herb has been used the world over to treat insomnia. It is also used as a sedative for extreme nervousness, excitability and the inability to relax. Valerian is used also as a nutritional supplement but excessive use can cause central paralysis.
The Reishi mushroom or the Chinese lingzhi is another very effective herbal remedy for stress. Reishi is known as Phantom mushroom in Japan and it has been lauded for its medical properties and it has hardly any side effects. Reishi relieves insomnia, weakness and fatigue. Reishi mushroom extracts are also known to give a great boost to the body’s immune system in general and it is also prescribed for altitude sickness. Fight stress the herbal way and you will not only feel relaxed, but rejuvenated as well.
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