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D.W. (KENKOU) 2. May 2016

5 Herbs against Stress and Anxiety

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Most people know the relaxing effects of herbs like Valerian or St. John’s Wort. But there are actually a lot more nice things to pluck when going green. Herb witches must have been quite a relaxed group of people – judging from all the relaxing and healthy incredients that herbs have to offer. Some of these make for a delicious tea, others enrich your meals. Here’s a little overview of common herbs and their benefits according to stress:

  1. Fennel
    Calms down the central nervous system
  2. Dandelion
    Fosters recreation via parasympathetic activation
  3. Thyme
    Relaxing and anticonvulsant
  4. Nettle
    Lowers blood pressure and reduces pain
  5. Lavender
    Reduces anxiety, promotes relaxation and a restful sleep