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6 Herbal Supplements to Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Today, the biggest worry eating up man's energy is anxiety and stress. Here are some herbs you can trust on to ease the most impacting factor for all ages and fields of life.
PsycholoGenie Staff
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2018
Stress and anxiety are interrelated yet sometimes differ in their symptoms. Due to fast moving lifestyle, battling against both of these issues is becoming a matter of concern. Lack of time, does not allow practice exercise or meditation. Let us look at some herbal supplements that can help:
It consists of 35 different herbs and is sure to help relieve stress and anxiety. Chyawanprash acts as a brain tonic and nourishes the nerve cells. Brahmi, Abhrak Bhasma and Mukta Pishti, the key elements in this nutritive jam play a significant role in the smooth functioning of the nervous system.
This herb is also known as the "Indian ginseng" as its value in the Indian Tradition is as high as that of the ginseng in the Chinese Tradition. This herbal supplement significantly inhibits cortisol (the stress hormone) production, cures insomnia thus, reducing the stress. Ashwagandha also aids in boosting the mental health of an individual.
Bacopa being the botanical name, is well known in India as “Brahmi”. This herb in Chyawanprash plays a vital role in reducing stress and anxiety levels in the brain.  It helps in achieving calmness, emotional stability of a person during mental conditions like depression and bilpolar disorder.
It also helps during PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), a condition that may develop after going through an extremely stressful situation. Bacopa being anti-oxidant in nature, reduces the oxidative stress, caused due to aging of brain.
Kava Root
Studies have shown that the presence of an active ingredient “kavalactones” in these tropical evergreen shrubs help suppress anxiety and stress. It helps in proper functioning of neurotransmitters and increases the quality of sleep.
Although kava root is widely consumed in the form of powder, its extract also helps a great deal in treating anxiety. Kava roots help deal anxiety in women during menopause.
Valerian Root
This important herb is being used since ages to treat anxiety and nervous imbalance caused due to anxiety. Valerian root improves the GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) levels of the brain that promote calmness. It contains linarin, a chemical that creates sedative effects, thus, increasing the quality of sleep.
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine research shows that the valerian root helps suppress both the psychological as well as physical stress levels.
Lemon Balm
Leaves of Lemon balm are mainly used to curb stress and anxiety. The active compound, namely “rosmarinic acid” significantly increases the GABA levels in the brain, helping the person to remain at emotional stability.
Did you know, even smelling the lemon balm scent can help you mitigate your stress level! Also, drinking lemon balm extract with a fruit sweetener can abate the anxiety level!
Coping up with stress and anxiety is the need of the hour. So start using these herbal supplements daily to improve your mental health and enhance the quality of life!
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for entertainment and reference purposes only, and is not meant to serve as actual medical information. For advice about any of the illnesses listed, please visit a qualified physician.