Herbal Remedies for Anxiety and Stress

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Here are herbal remedies to help ease anxiety and stress.

Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.
—Publius Syrus (c. 42 B.C.)

  • Massage the temples with lavender oil.
  • Drink chamomile tea to ease stress.
  • Drink rosemary tea to alleviate melancholy or depression.
  • For a relaxing body rub, soak equal parts finely shopped dandelions, burdock (roots and/or aerial parts), yellow dock, and lobelia in 1 quart rubbing alcohol for two weeks. Apply externally.
  • Trying to remain relaxed but alert? Some studies suggest that the smell of apples, apple cider vinegar, or spiced apples have this effect.
  • A tea of elderberry flowers is considered relaxing to the nerves and is sleep-inducing.
  • For insomnia, drink bee balm or chamomile tea and eat mandarin oranges.
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Catherine Boeckmann

Catherine Boeckmann loves nature, stargazing, and gardening so it’s not surprising that she and The Old Farmer’s Almanac found each other. She leads digital content for the Almanac website, and is also a certified master gardener in the state of Indiana. Read More from Catherine Boeckmann

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