Are You Under Pressure? Here are 10 Natural Remedies for Stress

Why spend money on expensive products, when healing is practically within a hand reach. More and more people take industrial calming medicines, and the proof of this is the fact that every year, the amount of money spend on this kind of meds just rises and rises.

Are You Under Pressure? Here are 10 Natural Remedies for Stress

Psychologists consider that the overall social situation might be one of the reasons for this increases in antidepressants consumption.

Frequently, these pills are taken without a recipe, without a doctor’s consultation. This only complicates the problem because there should be no attempts to resolve a condition without a doctor’s consultation.

Stress is a condition, it is not a disease, but it is a condition that causes a disease. Stress weakens the immunity, the organism and then the organs, which contributes towards appearance of disease. Therefore stress is a category that has to be taken seriously.

Sometimes even a regular walk can have a stronger effect than Prozac or similar drugs, and even though we walk over herbs we still reach towards consumption of chemical products.

Do not spend away money on tablets, when you can have an alternative in a cheaper, natural way.

Here is what products that you have at home can be efficient and long-lasting stress remedies.


You cannot sleep because of work related pressure, and you are way past the deadline for your tasks? Try lavender aromatherapy. It has been proved that lavender cures insomnia. You can use dried lavender flowers and lavender essential oil. Every lavender ingredient has healing characteristics. You can make it as tea, as aromatic candles or body lotions.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potato is a natural enemy of stress because it is sweet and full with carbs. It is rich with fiber which helps easier food digestion, and this affects our emotional and physical calmness. It also maintains the feeling of satisfaction.


At night, someone’s body “shuts down” while someone’s brain “shuts down”. When the body shuts down, chamomile helps. It has been proven that when we consume chamomile tea, the intensity of muscle cramps decreases, successfully calming the body.

Dark Chocolate

It must be nice for chocolate lovers to know that there is a reason behind the fact that chocolate should be regularly consumed. 1,4 oz. of chocolate daily, decreases the level of the stress hormone – cortisol and catecholamine, and this eliminates anxiety. Enjoying the chocolate releases endorphin in the brain, which brings us better mood.

St. Johns Wort

This plant grows everywhere around the world and is used for depression treatment, if it is consumed as tea or food supplement. There is proof that it significantly improves the mood and interest in mildly depressed persons.


Many people become sleepy after drinking a cup of milk, because the milk contains tryptophan, which is an amino acid found in turkey. If you drink a cup of warm milk, this will make you sleepy mainly because it brings out childhood memories.

Passion Flower

This herb successfully treats tension and anxiety. You can use it as food supplement, especially before important meetings or exam, because it helps us relax. This flower was used as recommended sedative that was bought without a prescription until 1987.

Peanut Butter

If you feel your body losing strength because you did not get enough sleep, peanut butter is the solution because it works as body fuel. It contains a lot of vitamin B6 which regulates blood pressure and increases the mood.


Thanks to this herb people were getting a good rest for centuries. Hippocrates was the first which wrote down its utilization, as a herb that affects the organism as sedative. It can be found in more than 50 forms, and your doctor should tell you which one is the best for you.

Whole Grain Cereal

For better mood eat a big portion of carbs which release serotonin. Whole grain cereal are ideal, or maybe whole grain bread, brown rice or beans.