"Long gone are the days of sitting on the porch with your friend chatting your worries away. "

 

DEB SMITH

Teas & Herbal Preparations

When it comes to supplements, herbs and teas ALWAYS consult with your medical practitioner before starting any new product.  Most of these products do not interact with other medications but you ALWAYS want to be sure.  Please see my disclaimer for further information on this topic.

 

Teas

 

Chamomile Tea – A University of Pennsylvania study showed a significant decrease in anxiety among subjects who drank Chamomile tea daily

Green Tea – Contains an amino acid L-Theanine which has been shown to calm heart rates, calm blood pressure rates and  reduce anxiety.

 

Herbs and Supplements

(For dosing consult your nutritionist, health practitioner or other qualified consultant)

  • Magnesium: Among many benefits – reduces anxiety and improves mood

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Among many benefits – reduces anxiety and improves mood

  • B complex (*B12): Among many benefits – reduces stress and has a calming effect

  • Vitamin D: Among many benefits – improves mood

  • L-lysine: Among many benefits – reduces anxiety and stress hormones

  • L-theanine: Among many benefits – reduces anxiety

  • GABA: Among many benefits – has a calming effect and improves mood

  • Tryptophan (5-HTP): Among many benefits – reduces stress

  • Ashwagandha Root: Among many benefits – reduces stress

  • Brahmi: Among many benefits – has a calming effect

  • Valarian: Among many benefits – promotes restful sleep 

  • Lemon Balm: Among many benefits – promotes restful sleep & reduces anxiety

  • Passion Flower: Among many benefits – promotes restful sleep & reduces anxiety

  • Probiotics: A healthy gut promotes a healthy brain!

 

This list is in no way complete – it is simply a starting point.  So start!

 

And don't forget the lavender we talked about in Eat, Sleep & Be Merry-use it in your bath, a diffuser or just a little on a tissue under your pillow.  It has a very calming and comforting effect!  

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