Natural ingredients like tea plants to calm the nerves are one of the most effective anti-stress remedies. Although stress is considered a modern evil, our ancestors also suffered from it. But they were able to discover the benefits and therapeutic properties of each of the plants that can easily relieve us.

People who suffer from chronic stress or anxiety have the following symptoms: tension, worry, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, impatience, panic and lack of concentration.

But there are certain relaxing and calming natural remedies that are very effective in helping these people to release all the accumulated tensions. And find a balance between body and mind without causing side effects that could make your condition worse .

The best types of tea to calm your nerves and how to prepare them

Physical or psychological stress can be the cause of nervous agitation. Symptoms of nerves or anxiety may include restlessness, increased fatigue, trouble concentrating, or increased sweating. In addition to relaxation exercises, or meditation on the move, tea preparations to calm the nerves can be an effective solution .

This is a list of the best herbal teas you can drink to calm your nerves and reduce anxiety:

1. Linden and chamomile

Herbal teas made from linden and chamomile can be found in abundance on supermarket shelves. Since these two ingredients are widely used around the world for their soothing properties. 

These two medicinal plants have relaxing, slightly sedative and antispasmodic properties. In addition, they can relax the body and mind, promote digestion, and also have antiseptic, analgesic and disinfectant effects that facilitate the expulsion of toxins. 

To consume them, soak a teaspoon of each herb in simmering water for no more than five minutes. And drink this infusion a few minutes before going to bed.

2. St. John’s wort to calm the nerves

St. John’s wort, or St. John’s wort, is not a widely known herb. However, it is a very beneficial and effective medicinal plant in treating many ailments. When consumed regularly, it is a remedy for relieving anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, seasonal depression, anxiety attacks, or even panic attacks. 

Simply put, it is a natural antidepressant that promotes the secretion of melatonin , which is the main hormone that regulates chronobiological rhythms, often called the sleep hormone. 

You can infuse St. John’s wort throughout the day to treat anxiety and stress symptoms by mixing a teaspoon of flowers in a liter of water. It is recommended not to drink more than three cups a day and preferably consume them without meals.

3. Hawthorn

Despite its strong thorns that give it a threatening appearance, hawthorn is considered the heart plant, because it helps treat chronic stress, but also heart failure. 

Because this medicinal plant is rich in tannins, drinking hawthorn herbal tea can be good for relieving nerves, offers benefits for the heart, and will also produce calming effects on the cardio-circulatory system. 

To take full advantage of all its benefits, it is recommended to drink hawthorn infusions regularly for at least two months . To do this, you can infuse a teaspoon of this plant in a liter of water and drink about two cups a day for twenty days a month.

4. Passionflower and valerian

These two medicinal herbs are very effective in combating mood disorders, anxiety, stress, and insomnia. They are also widely used by herbalists and herbalists to treat pathologies that damage the central nervous system . 

These two combine very well, as passionflower has calming, antispasmodic and sedative properties, while the sedative effect of valerian is much milder. To prepare an infusion of these two plants, infuse a teaspoon of each of them in a liter of water and drink a cup of this infusion twice a day, preferably at night.

5. Lemon balm 

Lemon balm, which is a cousin of mint, is a medicinal plant that promotes digestion and brings calm and serenity. In fact, it has powerful relaxing, antispasmodic, and antiviral properties that are great for treating anxiety, digestive, and heart disorders . 

It is especially recommended for people who want to stop using chemical anxiolytics to treat their nervousness. Lemon balm can be consumed in the form of herbal tea prepared by infusing dried leaves or fresh leaves for ten minutes in boiling water.

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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