Anxiety, a dangerous thing to suffer from. Some people have to deal with it constantly, most of us have to deal with it just whenever it comes up. And… In this age of fast-paced living, with jobs, responsibilities, and a constant flow of information that leads to new fears, worries, and many other things that cam make any man or woman go crazy.
Anxiety is NOT a laughing matter, it’s something that we all have to deal with at some point in our life, some of us more than others, unfortunately.
Today we’ll be talking about a few different things you can use in order to help cope with your anxiety, instead of popping pills that may or may not work, that cost a fortune, that have tons of negative side effects… So enjoy the list, we hope you enjoy it!
1.) Lemon Balm
First up on our list is a little something called lemon balm… It’s leaves have a delicious, lemony, sweetish, scent… It’s quite lovely to smell. Not only that but the reason it’s actually on this list, is because of it’s abilities to relax those who suffer from anxiety. People have supposedly been using it for this very purpose, plus several others, for centuries. Trust me, lemon balm is here to stay. Try it out, we think you’ll like it.
It’s not a coincidence that each thing on this list smells absolutely fantastic. Your nose is connected straight to your brain, so it’s not a coincidence that when your nose is happy, your brain is often more likely to be as well. Lavender is a very common and recognizable fragrance used for everything from candles to air fresheners. To only use this plant for it’s scent would be a shame, as it has well established physiological effects. Lavender has been used for thousands of years as a calming agent, and was used to treat depression, anxiety, and stress. Lavender’s role in combating anxiety has been well researched and confirmed. When used as an aromatic and inhaled, lavender has a calming and sedative effect. Not only will using this herb for aromatherapy enhance your mood and reduce your anxiety, it will make your house smell great.
Chamomile is a well-known type of tea, often it’s used as a relaxing tea, to be used before bedtime and in other similar situations. Not only does it calm your nerves down, but it also tastes and smells delicious. add some honey to the tea and you’ll swear that you’re in heaven. It’s honestly sensational… It’s physiological effects on the body are often overlooked unfortunately. When we need to relax and reduce anxiety, making a cup of tea is not exactly at the top of the list for quick-fixes, but a cup of chamomile tea can provide the reduction in anxiety you are looking for without making you groggy and tired. While chamomile is largely understudied, one randomized controlled clinical study looked at a group of people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and found all participants who took chamomile had a reduction in symptoms.