You may not realize that you’ve been dealing with anxiety and stress. In fact, it may surprise you to discover how many of the symptoms you regularly experience, including:
• Heart palpitations
• Irregular breathing
• Loss of focus
• Feelings of impending disaster, or doom
• Lack of motivation
While there are many prescription medications designed to deal with these problems, not everyone suffers to an extent which requires such a solution. You also may prefer alternative solutions that aren’t accompanied by nasty side effects.
The modern world may increase your stress levels. While the advances are wonderful, they come with anxiety and stress. Consider the following:
• The internet is great, but with it comes social media and mobile devices, which we feel tied to.
• Environmental pollution.
• Relationship issues
• Social isolation.
• A hostile work environment.
• The pressures of financial problems.
• Processed foods.
So, when stress takes over, what can you do to relieve your anxiety?
Start with Adaptogens
There isn’s just one answer to handling the symptoms of anxiety and stress. However, adaptogens, a group of herbs, can help you combat these symptoms. Many types of research were conducted on this herbal group, and you can have a look at the findings.
Adaptogens are designed to assist in:
• Maintaining balance in the endocrine, hormonal, immune, and nervous system.
• Boosting your immune system.
• Reducing the symptoms of stress.
• Detoxifying the liver.
• Help in stabilizing mood.
• Working to combat the signs of aging.
While adaptogens are not mood altering, they do assist in managing the above. For optimal effect, these herbs should be taken every day for a minimum of 3 months. The adaptogen family includes:
• Holy Basil (Tulsi)
• Siberian Ginseng, or eleuthero
• Licorice Root
It’s the first on the list that is most effective, and it has been in use for thousands of years.
Holy Basil is frequently referred to as the Elixir of Life, The Queen of Herbs, and even The Incomparable One. You can think of Holy Basil tea as yoga in liquid form. Its powers stretch beyond its ability to relieve stress, and can also assist in:
• Relieving anxiety and depression.
• Encouraging cerebral circulation.
• Protects against toxins.
• Reduces brain fog, especially the fog related to marijuana use.
• It is also anti-viral, antifungal, and antibacterial.
Uses for Holy Basil (Tulsi)
If you’re lucky enough, and able to grow your own Holy Basil, then you can eat the leaves straight from the plant, or you can brew it into tea. The flowers and leaves of the Tulsi plant can be dried and then ground into a powder. The powder can be added to a smoothie, warm milk, or any tea. If you’re not lucky enough to grow it at home, then you can purchase it from any health food store, or online.