Relieve stress and anxiety the natural way

Relieve stress and anxiety the natural way

Do you find yourself feeling stressed daily?  Are you feeling anxious?  Are you finding it hard to sleep due to worry?  Is your memory being affected by the stress?

If you have said yes to any of the above questions then your body needs some help. Modern man lives under a great deal of stress that our bodies were not designed to cope with. From family and work pressures to environmental causes like diet and technology. Not many people take enough time each day to nourish, rest, revitalise and reset. When the body is under constant pressure we will not only feel it mentally, but with an increase in the stress hormone cortisol floating around, our health begins to be affected. Cortisol is attributed to many issues from sleep disturbance, blood sugar dysregulation, weight gain to lowered immune function and raised blood pressure.

This is where traditional herbal medicine has the answers. Herbs like Rhodiola, Withania KSM-66, Lemon balm and Sacred basil all help to relieve nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety without being addictive or having terrible side affects. They are tonics and aid the body to return to normal ie. more relaxed and better able to cope with what life has to throw at us.

Clinical studies have now proven these herbs effectiveness in aiding stress and anxiety:

  1. Rhodiola has been shown to lower cortisol levels in the body thereby improving sleep quality, lower anxiety levels and generally increase well being
  2. Withania KSM-66 in recent clinical trials has helped reduce stress and anxiety, enhance memory and cognition as well as increase endurance and strength.
  3. in a double blind placebo controlled study Lemon balm was shown to increase mood and significantly increase calmness and alertness.
  4. Research into Sacred basil has shown that it can aid in balancing blood sugar, be a significant boost to the immune system and reduce inflammation.

So why continue to put up with stress and anxiety when you could take something as simple as Rhodiola, Withania KSM-66, Sacred basil and Lemon balm each day and gain great results. These herbs all work together to aid the lowering of cortisol and its affects on your health.

If you have any further questions on herbs for stress and anxiety and their benefits for you don’t hesitate to drop in and ask our qualified Naturopaths in store.

Reference: Hyperhealth

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