Human life has become very fast and most of us are exposed to stress daily. Stressful situations disturb normal functioning of our organism and leave serious damages to the nervous system and also the whole body.
Stress, nervousness, depression and anxiety are the diseases of our age as well as cause of other serious health disorders. They are mostly treated with synthetic medications that have variety of side effects.
But there is a way to naturally soothe your disturbed nerves and the whole nervous system using only herbs. Listed below there are some of the herbs that are the best therapy for your nerves.
HERBS FOR NERVES
Anise is herb with characteristic intense smell. This plant is used in traditional medicine as a remedy for bloating and it also helps with intense menstrual pain. Anise has the natural properties similar to tranquilizers. It will soothe your upset nerves and strengthen them. This plant will help you with nervousness, irritability, hysteria and insomnia.
This herb will help your whole body relax. It has soothing effect on the tissues and muscles. Strong chamomile tea is also effective in treating insomnia. Chamomile tea has positive effect on your nerves, but chamomile is also common ingredient in natural tranquilizing tea mixtures.
People use lavender as natural remedy for insomnia and nerves for years. The plant has soothing effect on the organism, relaxes the muscles, and treats nervousness and anxiety. Lavender tea helps with sleep disorders and insomnia. Lavender lemonade helps with anxiety. You can also add lavender in your bath to treat insomnia. To prepare lavender tea just pour boiling water over 2 teaspoons of lavender flowers. Leave it to cool for 10 minutes. Strain and add some honey to taste. Drink 2 cups a day.
Lemon balm is a herb with amazing effect on human psyche. It is rich in essential oils that are carrying the health benefits of the herb. It strengthens the heart, relaxes the muscles and also has natural antibiotic properties. You can add it in the mixtures that treat nervous disorders, or just use it plain. Lemon balm tea is effective in treating nervous caused headaches. Add 10 teaspoons of dry lemon balm leaves in a liter of boiling water. Leave on for 10 minutes then strain and drink.
St. John’s wort
This herb is the most efficient natural remedy against depression. It has amazing anti depressive effects that are even used by conventional medicine. St. John’s wort is rich in tannin, hypericine, asulene, essential oils, antociane but unlike synthetic medication it doesn’t cause addiction not have any side effects.
To prepare the tea pour a cup of boiling water over a tablespoon of dry St. John’s wort flowers and strain after few minutes. Drink in sips with time gaps. It is recommended to drink it on empty stomach in the morning and before you go to sleep.
This is herb that contains a range of essential oils that will help your muscles relax. It has perfect benefits for nervous system because it can relax the nerves; soothe anxiety, tension and nervousness. It is also helpful if you deal with insomnia.
To prepare thyme tea pour a cup of boiling water over a tablespoon of thyme. Cover and leave for 30 minutes. Then strain and drink. You can add honey to taste.
Valerian is a plant people use in treating nerve problems for years. Valerian can be used as a tea or tincture and also mixed with other plants that have same effects. One of the most effective mixtures is the one with Valerian root, mint and bog bean.