5 Natural Remedies For Stress That Actually Work
4. Try Some Bitter Plants
Bitter plants can not only help your digestive system but can help you feel less stressed as well - weird but true. Incorporating bitter herbs, plants or vegetables has been shown to help with stress symptoms - as it helps us to utilise our rest and digest part of our nervous system more efficiently.
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But how do they act as natural remedies for stress? Bitter plants activate your bitter taste receptors that you have throughout your body. We even have some on our heart. By activating that receptor, certain plants can help not only the digestive system but your nervous system. One plant that is well known for this function is Motherwort. It works as a heart tonic, helping to support heart function and blood circulation, ‘pounding hearts’ (palpitations). Amazing huh.
All bitter plants (for example; calendula and globe artichoke) will work similarly as natural remedies for stress; and as we know when we are a bit stressed we tend to rely more on caffeine, sugar and alcohol so our liver needs a bit of extra support around this time too. This is why we use calendula and globe artichoke in our Liver Bitters. Try incorporating the bitter taste into your day to see if you notice a difference.
5. Get A Good Nights Sleep
Skye MacFarlane- Naturopath/Medical Herbalist for Wild Dispensary
Advice: Use as directed. Discontinue if any irritation arises. If symptoms persist see your health care professional.