7 natural remedies to soothe anxiety

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7 natural remedies to soothe anxietyAnxiety is an ever growing problem in our ‘always on’ culture.

Demands from work, families and juggling that with trying to meet our own needs means over 70% of people regularly experience symptoms of anxiety and stress.

While we might understand exercise is one of the best things to do, sometimes we just don’t feel like we have the energy or we feel we need pampering rather than pumping iron!

If you’re looking for alternative ideas to beat anxiety; here’s some to consider:

Chamomile

It was good enough for Benjamin Bunny and it’s good enough for us! Chamomile is soothing and calming for the whole family. A cup of chamomile tea before bed can help with a restful nights sleep.

Hops

No, I’m not suggesting you reach for the beer again! Hops is a well known remedy for helping east insomnia. Check out your health food store and you’ll probably find natural remedies made from hops and valerian.

Lavender

Lavender is well known for its ability to bring about a state of calm. Misting your pillows with lavender water or taking a warm bath before bed with two drops of lavender oil in it will help you feel calm and ready for sleep.

Lemon Balm

Run your hand along a lemon balm plant and you’ll immediately feel able to face anything. Its scent is so uplifting. Seep a few leaves in hot water for a soothing tea.

L-Theanine

L-Theanine is an amino acid that increases GABA production and calms the mind, putting you in a more relaxed state. One of the best sources is green tea, so put the kettle on for a cuppa!

Passion flower

You only have to look at passion flower to feel instantly happier.  But it’s not just a pretty face. Passion flower is a relaxing agent and sleep aid which you can drink as a herbal tea.

Valerian root

Valerian root is a popular over the counter remedy for anxiety, helping you control panic attacks, reduce headaches and promote sleep.

What about you? How do you cope with bouts of anxiety?

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