Natural Remedies to Alleviate Stress: All You Need to Know

By Felicia Eisnnicher •  5 min read

A lot of people’s lives are spent in a state of perpetual stress. It’s not hard to see why people are so stressed nowadays since things are getting a lot more expensive, there aren’t as many jobs, and the country is divided politically. However, just because there is a lot to be stressed out about, that does not for a second mean that you should just accept stress and try to ignore it. No, you should take action and try to overcome your stress. Only by working through it can you resolve whatever issues you are facing.

Here are some natural remedies that you can use to treat your stress:

CBD Oil

CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil, is a derivative of the Cannabis plant. CBD is one of the plant’s main chemicals. It does not produce a high, however. The chemical responsible for producing the high associated with Cannabis is called THC. While some CBD oil products do contain THC, it is usually in minute amounts and is rarely ever enough to cause psychoactive effects. CBD is, in many respects, a wonder drug. It can be used to treat a huge number of conditions, ranging from diabetes all the way to epilepsy. If Cannabis is legalized where you live, then you will be able to buy full-spectrum CBD, which is the most effective type of CBD. If it is not, then you will probably only be able to buy CBD isolate, which is still useful, but not as useful as full spectrum. CBD can help you to relax and unwind.

Ginger

Ginger has been used as a herbal remedy for thousands of years. It’s usually used to treat sore throats, colds, and the flu. However, it can also be used to help people to relax. Boiling ginger in hot water, and then drinking it, can be a very effective way of de-stressing. Part of the reason why people think ginger is so relaxing is its strong smell and pleasant flavor, coupled with the warmth of boiled water. Ginger can also increase serotonin and dopamine levels, making you feel happier.

Lemon Water

Lemon water is another herbal remedy that has been used in the past to treat anxiety, depression, and stress disorders. Lemon water can help you to relax because it hydrates your body, clears out impurities, and can calm down your nervous system. You can either steep lemons in water overnight and then drink the water, or you can boil lemons in water. Boiling lemons is a much faster way of consuming lemon water, though not as effective. Steeping lemons overnight is probably the best way to prepare lemon water.

Natural Remedies to Alleviate Stress: All You Need to Know
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Eating Garlic

Eating raw garlic can be a good way of eliminating stress, too. It’s not something that a lot of people do, but it can be effective. Garlic can improve the body’s ability to fight stress, especially when eaten raw. However, raw garlic can also cause headaches in some people. If you’re new to the consumption of garlic and are experiencing headaches, then try to boil it or roast it before you eat it.  Boiling or roasting it will help to make it taste more pleasant, too. Raw garlic has a very strong taste and can be uncomfortable for some people to eat.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is a very effective remedy for stress. It’s something that’s widely available, too. You can go out and forage for chamomile, then boil the flowers, but that’s not really necessary. It’s a lot easier to just buy chamomile tea from the supermarket, and then prepare it as you would an ordinary tea bag. Chamomile tea can also help to treat headaches, too. Headaches are often caused by stress, so drinking chamomile tea could be a good way of eliminating them (if that’s what’s causing them for you). Chamomile tea is also very cheap, making it a great solution to your problems.

Meditation

Finally, consider meditation. While meditation is not ‘natural’ in the same way that chamomile tea and CBD are, it is a way of treating your stress that doesn’t involve pharmaceuticals or anybody else’s help. Mindfulness meditation is the most effective form of meditation when it comes to treating anxiety and stress. If you are somebody who is new to meditation, then definitely consider watching online videos first. Online videos can help you to get a hang of meditation and familiarize yourself with it. Proper technique and form are essential if you want it to work.

You don’t have to rely on pharmaceutical drugs and therapy to treat stress, you can do it yourself, at home. The solutions outlined here are all highly effective ways of overcoming stress and finding peace in your life.

Felicia Eisnnicher

I am the Lead Author and Editor at Gemstagram. I am responsible for creating and editing content about the power of gems and crystals. I also teach about Self-knowing, self-understanding and personal empowerment through numerology. My mission is to help people understand the power of gems and crystals, and how they can use that power to improve their lives. I believe that by understanding ourselves better, we can become more empowered individuals who are able to create our own destiny.