Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. Many diseases are associated with or caused by stress, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or obesity.
Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can give you a jump on managing them.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF STRESS INCLUDE:
-Inability to concentrate
-Increased heart rate
4 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR STRESS
1. SNACK ON CELERY
The phytonutrients called phthalides found in celery have a widely recognized sedative effect, so eat your celery, by the stalk or chopped into a salad.
2. CHAMOMILE TEA
Chamomile tea might help calm you down. Some compounds in chamomile bind to the same brain receptors as drugs like Valium. It helps relax the muscles, ease anxiety and promote better sleep.
Add 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile to a cup of hot water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain, add raw honey as per taste and drink it.
3. HOLY BASIL
According to a 2006 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, holy basil protects against chronic restraint stress-induced changes, through its central effect.
Put 1 tablespoon of fresh basil leaves in a cup of boiling water. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Strain, add some raw honey and sip the tea slowly.
Some studies find that passionflower can reduce symptoms of anxiety as effectively as prescription drugs. It’s often used for insomnia.
Add 1 tablespoon of the dried herb to 1 cup of hot water. Cover and steep for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink this tea while it is still warm.
Note: Children and women who are pregnant or nursing must not take this herb.
If you’re not sure if stress is the cause or if you’ve taken steps to control your stress but your symptoms continue, see your doctor. Your doctor may want to check for other potential causes.
And be sure to get plenty of sleep, eat a balanced diet, and avoid tobacco use and excess caffeine and alcohol intake.