Stress combines an emotional and physical state that develops in a large part of the population . It is due to various factors that occur in a stage of nervous tension, personal or work situations, anxiety and traumatic circumstances that may have been experienced over time. Stress can occur in an isolated and temporary way or in a recurrent and prolonged way, it depends to a great extent on who suffers it.

The consequences of stress can not only affect a person’s mood , it can also harm overall health. In the same way, it can cause bodily damage that reduces the quality of life such as dry skin , headache and nervous tic, among many other consequences of stress. In extreme cases, obesity or overweight, depression, hair loss, acne, reduced sexual desire, among other conditions can occur .

Natural remedies to combat stress

Fortunately, there are natural remedies for stress that can help combat it and improve the adaptive capacity that is experienced every day, reducing the levels of anxiety that are causes of stress.

Basil infusion

Basil leaves contain substances called adaptogens that help the body to have an extra performance, both physical and mental, providing protection against stress . Its calming and sedative properties make it the best ally to relax all kinds of tension; and for its preparation the following is required:

  • 5 grams of basil leaf
  • 1 cup of water


First you must put water on the fire and when it starts to boil add the five grams of basil leaves. Let it boil for approximately three minutes and then remove it from the heat, now it must rest for at least eight minutes. When it is warm the infusion is strained to remove the remains of the plant and ingested without any problem. To see the effects in a short time, it is recommended to take two or three cups a day (in the morning, in the afternoon and at night).

Bitter orange infusion

Thanks to its antispasmodic and calming action, the bitter orange leaf helps to release tension from work and combat stress . In addition to helping to relieve muscle tension, it reduces the production of digestive gases. To prepare a natural infusion of this herb, the following ingredients are needed:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 bitter orange leaves


So that the properties of the bitter orange tree can be used to the maximum, it is necessary to put it when heating the water in a container. When it begins to boil, it is turned off and placed in a cup where the leaves have been previously placed, let it rest for approximately 10 minutes and when the infusion is ready, it is taken. For a quick effect it is necessary to drink up to three cups a day, one after each meal.

Infusion of lemon balm


The lemon balm plant contains relaxing properties that help to eliminate stress in a short time, it is beneficial to combat a nervous state and to control high blood pressure . To alleviate the symptoms caused by various life situations, it is necessary to get the following ingredients:

  • A cup of water
  • A tablespoon of lemon balm


Put the water to heat in a container and when it starts to boil add the tablespoon of lemon balm, trying to keep the boil over low heat for at least 15 minutes. Then the infusion is left to rest for ten minutes, when it is ready it is strained to eliminate remains of the plant and it is taken. The idea is to drink four cups a day, at any time, to notice its effect.

Ulmaria infusion


The meadowsweet plant is another powerful ingredient recommended as a natural treatment, which serves to eliminate stress , has analgesic and antispasmodic properties that relieve physical fatigue. To benefit from this plant, a homemade infusion with the following ingredients is required:

  • A cup of water
  • Two teaspoons of meadowsweet


In a cup boiling water is poured with two teaspoons of meadowsweet, covered the preparation is left to rest for approximately 10 minutes. Then the remedy is strained to remove the rest of the plant and it is taken when it is warm. You can take up to three cups a day so that the effects are seen in a short time.


  • To combat stress , a constant exercise plan is required to release anxiety and reduce the appearance of its symptoms.
  • You can opt for relaxation methods such as yoga, which helps the feeling of well-being.
  • Avoid consuming processed foods and carbonated drinks, this can help not alter the person’s mood.
  • Don’t pay too much attention to stressful circumstances to avoid startles. And it is advisable to perform tasks, such as crafts or sports, so that our mind can focus on other circumstances.
Dr. Eric Jackson

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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