Stressed? You’re not the only one. A lot of people experience it too. Each one of us goes through life experiencing stress. The intensity of stress felt varies from one person to the next. Now here’s the bad news: no universal cure for stress exists. Don’t count on a stress relief method your friend used that worked for her to work for you too. The good news is that there are all sorts of different ways to approach stress management. For many people, medication is the key. For other people, herbal remedies are most effective. Today, we’ll share with you a few herbal stress remedies you might want to try.

Many people swear by valerian when they feel stressed.

Studies show that valerian helps people with insomnia. Also, many have used valerian to help them deal with their anxiety. In general, valerian is used as one of the ingredients in supplements and you can get these supplements from most drug stores and vitamin shops. If you want the best results, make sure you take the valerian supplement each night an hour before sleeping. Make sure, however, that you have your doctor’s okay before taking valerian. Valerian can react negatively with some medications you may be taking. Chamomile has become famous as an herbal way to alleviate stress. Its medicinal properties have been known to help calm the nervous system. If you are experiencing digestive stress, it is quite helpful there too. Chamomile is also a well known anti-inflammatory agent. It can be taken in all sorts of different forms. A few people enjoy taking it in a highly concentrated form via supplements. Chamomile tea is another popular method. The tea method is much cheaper and is easier for your system to take. The heat carried in the tea can also help to physically soothe you, which helps you benefit from the chamomile more quickly.

If you feel a lot of stress you might think about taking St. John’s Wort. This remedy is used by many who are experiencing mood problems. It can help with depression and anxiety as well. You can take it as tea or in supplement form.

Some people take up to 300 mgs of the herb each day. If you want to go the tea route, you might need to drink as many as four cups. And it can’t be emphasized that you need to get your doctor’s approval before you start taking this herb to be safe. Handling stress is sometimes no more than a matter of being diligent in the use of natural methods. Some of these easy methods of stress management have been discussed here. Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive list by any means and you’ll need to keep testing things out to add to your own stress management toolkit. If you keep working toward that goal, you’ll get there. Being relaxed is a worthy, attainable goal.

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