Stress, anxiety, and depression are becoming quite common these days. According to a few health surveys, causes related to stress and depression are increasing every day in the society. As a result, people are suffering from poor mental and physical health. In fact, the constant pressure can lead to high blood pressure, cardiac arrest and also other fatal diseases. Thus, it is high time that we work towards it. Luckily, we have solutions right in front of us in the form of stress relieving plants. You will not have to depend on medicines alone to fight this battle.
Lets find out more about the stress relieving plants on this healthcare engagement platform.
The Stress Relieving Plants
Some of the most effective and popular plants are:
Chamomile tea acts as a great stress reliever which helps you to sleep better. It is rich in quercitin and caffeic acid which helps in falling asleep faster and also improves the quality of sleep.
Lavender has been used for years to relieve stress and its scent does wonders. It is one of the essential oils whose scent provides several benefits including relief from stress and anxiety. You can grow it at home also; it is easy.
This plant can be eaten. It is packed with magnesium which is vital to the biochemical reactions in the brain improving your energy levels. In fact, people suffering from depression and anxiety are diagnosed with low levels of magnesium.
Black-eyes peas contain very high level of folate which plays an important role in secreting dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin chemicals promoting better sleep, reducing irritable behavior and enhancing memory. So from next time, don’t just listen to your favorite music but also use the peas in your recipe.
Oregano is an herb which is quite popular as a condiment in various dishes. However, not many of us are aware that it is rich in rosmarinic acid, quercitin, caffeic acid which fight depression, anxiety, stress and also fatigue. So, pour more oregano from next time on your pizza.
Blue potatoes are rare but help in reducing inflammation that cause mood swings. The skin is full of iodine aiding in stabilizing thyroid hormone level thus reducing mood swings. These are treated as anthocyanin antioxidants.
Cherry tomatoes not only look and taste good but also contain a phytonutrient called lycopene which prevents accumulation of inflammatory compounds associated with depression. The skin is the most important part and thus the cherry version is better than a full-sized one.
Sunflower seeds are rich in phenylalanine which is an antidepressant and an amino acid that our body turns into norepinephrine.
This wildflower’s seeds are rich in tryptophan which boosts the secretion of serotonin that elevates mood. You can easily have the seeds by grinding them and including them in your food.
The flowers and leaves of this plant can be brewed into a tea that clams down your mood and produces a better one. However, before starting to take it consult a doctor because it can react to other medicines.
Apart from these, you can use Jasmine, peppermint, and blueberries to relieve stress in normal life.
Lets plant these stress relieving plants in our home and surroundings to breathe a stress free healthy life!