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Healthy Options: Root Plants And Herbal Leaves For Stress And Anxiety Management
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Healthy Options: Root Plants And Herbal Leaves For Stress And Anxiety Management

Mariana Seiffert

The demanding world of modern life can, at times, really get to us. The modern world has brought upon this generation of people more challenging and more taxing problems. Along with the benefits of the advancement of technology, several threats against our inner equilibrium have also emerged.

As a matter of fact, according to the 2017 statistic verification of the American Psychological Association, the most common sources of stress or “stressors” of Americans come from worrying about the future of our nation (63%), money matters (62%), work-related stress (61%), our country’s political climate (57%), and the rate of violence/crime (51%).

Meanwhile according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. This condition affects approximately 40 million adults in the United States alone, with the largest demographic being mostly composed of people aged 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population.

Because we only want what’s best for you, we have compiled a list of root plants and herbal leaves for stress and anxiety management that can help relieve or at least alleviate your unfortunate condition. Continue reading below to learn more about the best organic and natural plants out there!

Option No. 1: Root Plants

More and more reliable research has shown the effectiveness of root plants with stress and anxiety-reducing properties. Kava Root and Turmeric are two of the greatest and most effective roots in the field.

According to a research done by the Calm Clinic, “unlike other herbal anxiety supplements, kava is not only effective for anxiety symptoms - it's effective for anxious thoughts as well.” The kava root can be consumed in different forms: it can be in the form of a concentrated extract, in capsule or tablet form or in its most raw and organic state which is in its boiled, liquid form.

Turmeric root, on the other hand, also has very promising benefits for the effective management of stress and anxiety disorders. Both animal studies and human studies conclude that the oral intake of curcumin can significantly prevent anxiety-like behavior and improve mobility.

Option No: 2: Herbal Leaves

Did you know that green tea and lemon balm can alleviate stress and help reduce anxiety? You most probably have these in your pantry right at this very moment. These herbal leaves are most popularly taken in tea form. For a more natural and organic result, boil green tea leaves or green tea pearls in a stainless steel pot. The quantity should be one teaspoon for every cup of water.

Recent studies have shown and proved the effectiveness of green tea in reducing and preventing psychological distress. Some studies have even gotten as far as concluding that stress reduction by up to 20 percent can be achieved.

Also, lemon balm is another herbal leaf that is known to help in reducing stress-related anxiety. For many years now, lemon balm has been used not only to treat anxiety and stress, but also to alleviate symptoms of ADHD, Alzheimer's disease and palpitations.