5 Adaptogenic Herbs to Fight Anxiety & Stress

At some point in our lives, all of us have suffered from stress and anxiety. While the chronic and more serious forms of stress should be dealt with by a specialist only, mild stress has many solutions from meditations to herbal medication – both of which can be used as per the discretion of patient to ease the symptoms. Today, we will talk about adaptogens that help us combat stress and anxiety. 

If you are wondering what an adaptogen is, let me enlighten you. As it is clear from its name, a herb with adaptogenic properties allows the user to adapt to a better health condition. It is a non-toxic, non-addictive health treatment that can positively impact your mental health condition. I will list a few adaptogens below that can help you deal with your anxiety and stress.

Chamomile

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Have you ever noticed the sudden shift in your mood after sipping at a warm cup of chamomile tea? That’s the kind of effect I am talking about. It is a slow, yet effective treatment. Adding chamomile tea in your routine is a ritual that you will become addicted to in a good way. It eases the mind and helps you sleep better. So, if you have insomnia, chamomile tea is a better remedy than sleeping pills. Chamomile also helps with indigestion and helps boost metabolism. 

Kratom

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Kratom is a somewhat new drug on the market. It is a tropical drug usually found in Southeast Asia. There are various ways in which kratom can be consumed; including using the extract or a pill, brewing a tea of dried kratom leaves or simply chewing the leaves.

Kratom was primarily used as a painkiller; however, it does more than just relieving the pain. It works like opioids do, and induces a sense of pleasure and sedation. Kratom can help you sleep better as well. Small doses of Kratom are highly effective, and they do not make the consumer high. If you are seeking high-quality Kratom, check this: bestkratomcanada.ca/is-kratom-legal-in-canada.

Ashwagandha

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A popular herbal medicine from the ancient Ayurveda, ashwagandha is a solution to so many of your problems that you cannot even count on your fingertips. Ashwagandha’s primary task is fixing the hormonal system of the body. As it is well known, much of our health ailments stem from unbalanced hormones levels in our body.

This herb restores the balance and thus induces a state of relaxation in the body. A lot of women who suffer from PCOS complain about stress and anxiety; ashwagandha can help cure both along with fixing the menstrual cycle irregularities. 

Lavender

5 Adaptogenic Herbs to Fight Anxiety & Stress

If someone steps into my home, a strong note of lavender fragrance would hit their noses. If I told you I was biased while explaining to you the wonders lavender could do, it wouldn’t be a lie. This herb is one of my favorites, and nothing helps calm my anxiety as well as a whiff of lavender essential oil does.

I like to put pouches full of dried lavender in my wardrobe. It gives my clothes a faint scent that is very calming for the senses. If you have trouble sleeping, I recommend you spray a lavender mist on your pillow for a good night’s sleep, Miranda Kerr swears by it.

Weed

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While some may frown upon this choice as an adaptogen, some firmly believe that certain strains of weed could help cure stress and anxiety. A lot of people swear by the results; in fact, many doctors now administer weed to their patients under supervision due to its health benefits. And while it is a healthy and organic way of relieving stress, make sure you do not consume more than the prescribed amount of drug. 

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