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I’m always looking for natural ways to take care of my body. Recently, I purchased a humidifier for my anxiety and the aromatherapy has been working really well. Particularly for my insomnia that’s rooted in anxiety. So while i was brainstorming ideas for my next post, I thought it would be great to write about natural anxiety relief methods that I use.
Note: I am not a professional or expert. If you are struggling with a mental illness, I suggest seeking help from a professional. This is just a recommendation.
Natural Anxiety Relief Methods
Tea has long been proven to treat anxiety, and relieve tension. The best tea for anxiety are green tea, peppermint, chamomile, lavender, kava.
- Green Tea
While most people don’t like the taste, green tea is actually very beneficial for anxiety. It contains an amino acid known as L-theanine that can reduce anxiety and stress. This acid can most often be found in herbal teas.
- Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is another herbal tea that can fight stress and anxiety. My favorite is honey vanilla chamomile tea because of the aroma. Lavender chamomile works quite as well.
- Lavender Tea
I personally haven’t tried Lavender tea itself but it is mainly known for insomnia relief and fighting stress.
Peppermint is my least favorite tea but it does have components that fights anxiety. The menthol in the tea is a muscle relaxer which in turns, promotes relaxation and eases stress.
Kava is a plant that’s mostly popular amongst pacific islanders but it is finding popularity in the US now. Kava tea can be used for high levels of stress and muscle relaxation.
2. Essential Oils
Essential oils can be very useful in combating anxiety. It is currently my preferred relief method because it not only calms down, but it also helps me sleep + breathe better. Lavender and eucalyptus are wonderful options to start off with.
Incense is a great form of aromatherapy that has been used for years for meditation purposes and calming the soul. The best incense for relaxation are chamomile, lavender, pine, and sandalwood.
4. Natural Calm Anti Stress drink
“Natural Calm” is basically a magnesium supplement powder that you can add to water and drink. It has become a before bed go-to drink that i like to have if i’m not having tea. O
I noted earlier that this supplement was found in green tea. But it is also sold in capsules which I have started taking for my anxiety. The effects are naturally stronger than green tea.
Before I started looking into herbal medicine to help with my anxiety, journaling was my go to. Writing your thoughts down is a great way to get things off your chest if you don’t have someone to talk to. I also sporadically do art journaling if I’m feeling creative and it helps a ton!
7. Motivational Quotes
Without a doubt, positive quotes always improve my mood and changes my outlook.
Stepping out in nature is guaranteed to take your mind of stress and put your focus on simpler things. Nothing beats sitting by the beach + watching the sunset and listening to the sound of the waves.
9. Self Care
The purpose of self care is to focus on your wellbeing and make that a priority. When i am feeling anxious, some self care methods i use are singing, dancing, eating my favorite meal, watching my favorite show, reading and listening to music. Additionally, i wrote about 20 simple ways to practice self care everyday.
That’s the end of the post and my hope is that it would be useful to you. I am a big advocate for holistic health and hope that more people would look into the long term benefits it offers.
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