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4 Herbs to Reduce Stress

4 Herbs to Reduce Stress

by Elizabeth Renter

June 5th, 2013

English: Leaves of the plant St John’s wort (H...

English: Leaves of the plant St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum). The species name ‘perforatum’ refers to the presence of small oil glands in the leaves that look like windows (translucent dots), which can be seen when they are held against the light. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Stress can come from work and school, or home and family life. It can be the crushing stress of a pressing deadline or past due bills, or it may be that constant low-grade stress of not be able to get everything done in a day’s time. No matter where the stress comes from, however, it can be seriously damaging.

You don’t have to have a stress headache to be experiencing the physical effects of mental stress. As a matter of fact, stress puts you at risk for far worse than an occasional headache. Depression, heart disease, and even infectious diseases are more common among the seriously stressed.

Managing stress isn’t as simple as taking a vacation, though that might help temporarily. No, managing stress requires ongoing effort. A proper diet, regular exercise, and meditation are a good place to start. But there are also herbs that can provide effective stress-busting benefits.

4 Stress-Reducing Herbal Remedies

Here are 4 herbs you can use to reduce stress.

  • 1. Valerian Root – This herb has been used for centuries as a mild sedative. It works great if stress is keeping you up at night or you need a way to wind down that doesn’t involve a glass of wine.
  • 2. St. John’s Wort – Another popular stress-buster, St. John’s Wort is probably the most popular choice. It can usually be found in a tea at most grocery stores. It combats stress, anxiety, and depression.

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