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Home remedies to help with Stress

Home Remedy suggestions for Stress relief

Chamomile tea

Ever since ancient Greeks began enjoying chamomile tea, it has been praised for its healing properties. Today, when an estimated one million cups are drunk each day throughout the world, herbalists and naturopathic doctors praise chamo­mile as a wonderful remedy for stress. Drink one cup three times a day.

Lavender oil

Fabulous for stress, headaches, insomnia – use on pulse points or in the bath or inhale on a tissue or dilute and use as a massage oil or pop some on your pillow at night

Rescue remedy

Well documented for acute stress – sip drops in water or place directly on tongue. They now do gum and pastilles!

Siberian Ginseng

Bolsters the adrenal glands – help the body adapt to challenges by helping the body to naturally balance stress hormones as well as increasing blood flow which carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. You should rest one week a month from taking ginseng.


High in folic acid – a stress reducer

Salmon and other oily fish

Omega-3 fatty acids help brain cells to function more collaboratively, helping you to deal with stress more effectively.

Dark chocolate.

By far the most potent endorphin-producing food on earth, chocolate contains more than 300 different compounds, including anandamide, a chemical that mimics marijuana’s effects on the brain, and theobromine, a mild stimulant. Scientifically shown to reduce Cortisol the stress hormone! Look for imported dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 75% or more.

Black tea.

A study by University College London shows that drinking black tea four times a day for six weeks lowered the stress hormone Cortisol after a stressful event.

Green tea

Packed with theanine, which increases the brain’s output of relaxation-inducing alpha waves and reduces the output of tension-making beta waves.