You’re anxious. It might be a hundred things going on at once or just one really big thing that you can’t put from your mind. And while it may seem like the last thing you have time for is a cup of tea, drinking tea can help ease your anxiety!
Natural medicines are becoming increasingly popular and there are a myriad of herbs that work to calm anxiety. One of the best ways to incorporate these herbs in your day is with a cup of tea. The mere act of drinking tea is relaxing in and of itself. You stop. You sit down. The steam wafts to engulf you with its sweet aroma. You sip. The cup warms your hands. Already you’re experiencing some anxiety relief.
But medicinally, tea can do even more than that. Relief can come as quickly as it takes water to boil.
- Green tea contains L-theanines, an amino acid that soothes by producing alpha brain waves. Additionally, it stimulates the release of dopamine. The largest quantities of theanines are found in Japanese green teas as opposed to the American variety, which contains less.
- GABA tea uses the leaves of red tea, processed in such a way to raise levels of GABA that it contains. GABA is what makes people happy. It’s the main calming transmitter whose purpose it to release endorphins. Raising levels of GABA guarantee anxiety relief and GABA tea can help with this.
- Passionflower can be very helpful for those who have a flurry of thoughts ceaselessly rushing about in their heads. Studies show that it can also be helpful to combat withdrawal symptoms. Passionflower can often be found in the form of extract, which is recommended to take in doses of 30 drops 3 times a day.
- Magnesium can be found in black teas. Although, if you’re trying to avoid caffeine, chrysanthemum, parsley, red clover, and dandelion are also rich in magnesium. As one of the leading causes of anxiety, avoiding magnesium deficiency is important in those seeking anxiety relief.
- Ashwagandha is a type of herb that controls the stress that spurs the release of adrenaline. It’s also found to have antioxidants that work to provide anxiety relief from a number of causes.
- Brahmi tea is known for stimulating cognition. It’s widely used in India for those attending school. It has a slight sedative effect as well, resulting in slowing swirling thoughts so they can be sorted more easily. And studies declare is to be equal to Lorazepam in providing anxiety relief.
So, go shopping. Buy a tea that will make you feel better. Feel good about choosing a natural remedy and about the money you save avoiding prescription drugs. Put a pot of water on to boil and find a good book you can enjoy while you sip your tea. Secure yourself some space and enjoy. You deserve it. Make this a regular part of your routine. And remember, no matter what’s going on in your life, you can’t give it your all if you’re not at 100%. So slow down and invest in your health. From the money you save to the joy of shopping to the time alone to the cup of tea, happiness replaced anxiety.
But if you absolutely refuse to slow down, there’s still natural relief for you. People who understand the demands of life and the burden anxiety can cause have developed convenient supplements for anxiety relief. Containing the natural ingredients listed above, these capsules can be just the thing for anxiety relief on the go. Look into the option that’s best for you. And be happy.