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With the state of the world today, it is no wonder many of us are experiencing anxiety in our daily lives. If you prefer to seek natural treatments for anxiety, there are numerous techniques you can try in your very own home.   

We at Plantie want to provide you with safe and healthy options that may help reduce your anxiety.

One of the most common and simple substances that are known to relax the human mind and body is herbal tea.

Chamomile

Chamomile works to increase your serotonin and melatonin which calms down your body without the effect of drowsiness. Another positive trait of chamomile is it can soothe stress-related physical aches and headaches. Lavender tea alleviates muscle and nerve pains as well as relieving stress and tension headaches.

Want to know what our favorite tea to drink is when we’re feeling anxious?

Peppermint

The ingredient of menthol helps relax muscles and it is an antispasmodic that relaxes the mind. 

Also, the uses of herbs have been thought to help reduce stress, specifically bay leaves. They contain the element linalool which helps produce a soothing effect. If you smell the leaves for even ten minutes it can improve your mental state.

You might be wondering if your plant-based diet can help limit your anxiety? The answer is yes!

Related Article: The Holistic Approach To Treating Anxiety

Certainly, plant-based foods have positive effects of helping to reduce any nervousness or uneasiness you might be feeling. Nuts have high amounts of vitamin B which works to settle your nervous system. The calcium and magnesium in nuts create a natural sedative to physically calm down your body.

And there are foods that are high in vitamin C – such as bell peppers –  support adrenal glands which may decrease as a result of anxious feelings. Bananas are full of tryptophan which is associated with serotonin levels. Eating this fruit can aid your body in regulating your mood and behavior.

Besides, Exercising is another idea you can add to your daily life to help fight off anxiety. Physical activity is not just great for your body, but it can clear your mind and increase chemicals called endorphins. These work to fight off negative feelings and decrease your stress levels.

Related Article: The Positive Mental Effects of Hiking

Similarly, when dealing with mental disorders through a wellness approach, it is important to get into a routine. This can involve taking time for a deep breathing practice, participating in meditation, and even just taking some time out of your day for some “me time” where you can stop and unwind.

Being able to take a moment to step back from the stresses of everyday life will enable you to catch up and overtime find ways to deal with anxiety instead of it taking control.

Hopefully, that even one of these natural treatments for anxiety ideas helps you cope with your anxiety naturally at home.

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