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Anxiety and Stress Remedies

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Catherine Boeckmann
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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), eyllow 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.