Whatever the cause of stress, be it physical emotional or mental we all know it’s unpleasant! So what can we do about it? There are available tools out there other than alcohol or the ‘sledge-hammers’ that GP ’s prescribe.
Herbal relaxants and sedatives such as Valerian, Skullcap, Passionflower, Pasque flower, Jamaican dogwood to name but a few are a fast and effective way to deal with short-term stress.
Long-term stress requires the same ‘Nervine’ herbs but also Adrenal tonics that help to off-set the detrimental effects on health. Well known adrenal tonics are Korean ginseng and Siberian ginseng. There’s so many more that are less known e.g Ashwaganda, Rhodiola, Shisandra, Borage, Liqorice etc.
(SUPER HEALTH TIP) – Adrenal tonics are a great way to prevent stress as well by taking them in advance and during a perceived stressful or busy time!)