Back to School Stressing Still?
School is carrying on, sports are ramping up, and we are all trying not to stress out! We have suggested some essential oils that may help you in counteracting some of the effects of that stress, including anxiety, fatigue, and depression. But as we like to say, natural things effect everyone differently! Perhaps you would like to try herbs instead of oils! We have some of those to suggest to you as well!
Ashwagandha: This is a very important herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It is classified as an adaptogen: this means it can help your body manage stress. How does it do this? Ashwagandha may help reduce cortisol levels, which is a stress hormone. It also regulates chemicals in the nervous system to block stress pathways. Research shows it also may help alleviate depression! Ashwagandha has been shown to boost testosterone levels and and antioxidant levels, reduce inflammation, and help with overall health and wellness. Some even have studied its effect on the brain, and research has shown that it may help the brain function more effectively, improve memory, and help you complete tasks! (Although Ashwagandha has been shown to be safe for most people, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid it to be safe!) We carry this herb in a powder and in capsules!
St. John's Wort: This herb has been used in herbal medicine as early as 1st Centurn AD. Though it has long been used to support the nervous system, and has most recently been used to help those suffering from depression. This herb has also been used to help those with anxiety, seasonal effective disorder, insomnia, and tension. However, St. John's Wort has also been shown to help relax the muscles and ease pain. St. John's Wort can be used as a supplement or in a tea. (Women who are pregnant should take care when using this herb!) We carry this herb in loose and in capsules!
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