Herbal tea for anxiety is a simple, effective, all-natural way to promote positive feelings and help in relieving worry, tension, or stress.
While some people seem to be rarely affected by apprehension, unease, or worry, others of us feel fretful or tense far more than we'd like. If you do have feelings of mild anxiety, always remember that you're not alone (almost 20% of us struggle with anxiety), so don't be fearful or self-conscious about seeking support or asking for help.
If you've been feeling stressed, a helping tea for anxiety may aid in easing worry and tension. Here are more well-loved herbal teas known for their anti-anxiety support (if you'd rather start from the beginning, our Tea for Anxiety section begins here).
Choose lemon balm tea to help soothe nervous tension, combat fatigue, and alleviate feelings of anxiety and melancholy. Calming and restorative, lemon balm herbal tea may also ease stomach upset and encourage a deep, peaceful sleep.
If you tend to be especially susceptible to seasonal viruses when you're under stress, you'll also appreciate lemon balm's antiviral properties. This nurturing herbal tea's lemony aroma will boost your spirits, too.
St. John's wort tea, when consumed regularly, may provide support in easing anxiety, melancholy, stress, and nervous tension. If you have occasional sleeplessness or have been feeling irritated, mentally or emotionally fatigued, or simply off-balance, this helping tea may soothe and strengthen you. Before you steep some St. John's wort tea, please read up on precautions and safe-use tips for this tea.
Soothing and cooling, cleansing and strengthening, peppermint herbal tea can leave you feeling positive, refreshed, and relaxed. The high levels of menthol in peppermint tea may help to calm and settle an anxious mind and loosen up tense muscles.
If your worrisome thoughts have left you with an achy head, tummy troubles, or nausea, this herbal tea is well-known for providing fast, effective support for headache and digestive upset, too.
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Herbal teas aren't only wonderfully therapeutic as beverages - these amazing helpers may also provide wellness benefits when used topically in a tea bath or tea compress, or in a comforting tea steam.
For additional support for stress, tension, or worry, calm your body, mind, and spirit with a nurturing herbal tea bath before bed (or any other time you would benefit from a tranquil soak). Effective, soothing choices for an herbal tea bath include chamomile, ginger, lemon balm, lavender, and valerian tea baths.
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And, if you're feeling fretful or anxious and a tea steam sounds appealing, try a calming chamomile, lemon balm, or peppermint tea steam. Tea steams are comforting, gentle remedies that may lift emotional stress and fatigue, help us breathe easier, and leave the complexion looking and feeling softer, smoother, brighter, and younger.
Your natural healthcare practitioner can be a wonderful resource for ways to reduce anxiety and stress naturally. She or he can help to ensure you're getting the essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you need to stay mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy, vibrant, and balanced.
And please have a chat with your healthcare provider about tea for anxiety, too, to make sure the teas you're considering are best choices for you (this is especially important if you are being treated for any health condition). Take some time, as well, to learn about the benefits and any potential precautions about any teas you're adding to your overall wellness plan.
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