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Best Herbs for Relaxation

These days, most people lead stressful lives. People have to complete lot of tasks during a single day. Such fast life leads to anxiety and tension. We can help ourselves if we turn to relaxation techniques for anxiety as well as natural remedies such as herbs that have calming effect. Such herbs are widely available. We can take them as a tea or even pour it in the bath water or foot bath. In traditional herbal medicine herbs that are used to promote calm and alleviate stress include:

chamomile, lavender, rose, skullcap, passionflower, and Valerian.

On the other hand, if you suffer from chronic stress relaxing herb will not be enough and you should seek doctor’s help.


Chamomile tea is a widely used herb for relaxation. Chamomile is recommended for treating insomnia due to its sedative properties. Chamomile tea is excellent remedy for the most stomach symptoms as well. It is one of the safest herbs that can be given to children. You should drink cup or two in the morning as well as in the evening before the bed time.

LavenderLavender is another herb with calming effect. It is used in cuisine as a spice and in aromatherapy as well as to repel insects. It can be often found as an ingredient of shower gels and bath shampoos. Whenever you need to relax, you may use some of these products or you can drink a cup of lavender tea or pour it in your bath water.


Rose is an excellent herb for promoting emotional balance and relaxation. It has uplifting mental characteristic, and calming and sedative effect. It is also widely used in aromatherapy. You can put few drops of rose essential oil into your bath water, use rose scented baths or drink tea prepared from rose petals. This will definitely relax you.


This herb is used to relieve nervous tension due to its calming effect. It is also helpful in treating insomnia and is most effective when taken during evening. For relaxation, it is best to use skullcap tincture. You can pour few drops of this tincture into a glass of water and drink it.

PassionflowerPassionflower is very sedative herb and one of the best tranquilizers that can be found in nature. This herb is a good remedy for treating anxiety and insomnia. When you feel stressed you may try drinking passionflower tea.


This herb has a quality of a gentle sleep aid and it is also used to relieve nervous tension. You can prepare and drink calming nerve tonic tea of Valerian root or you may use Valerian tinctures.

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