Wired, Stressed Out, and Tired? 15 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

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10. St. John’s Wort

In ancient times, this plant was used to help treat wounds and burns, but more recent studies show that this plant is very effective in fighting depression, so much so that you even find it in many prescription antidepressants. You can buy this plant in many forms including capsule supplements, tinctures, or in tea form.

 

11. GABA

Although theanine seems to increase the levels of GABA receptors in our brains that give us those peaceful feelings, GABA seems to work better when combined with other stress supplements other than theanine. GABA can be consumed via oral supplements to help relieve feelings of anxiety, improving the mood, reducing symptoms of PMS, and improving concentration levels. You need between 200 to 500mg of GABA each day to experience the best results.

 

12. Lavender

Perhaps one of the best well-known aromatherapy herbs for encouraging relaxation. You can drink lavender tea, make your own lavender lemonade, or use the essential oil in your diffuser. You will also find dozens of shower products and lotions that contain lavender. This beautifully flowering herb is perhaps one of the best herbs for those suffering from insomnia.

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