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- Antidepressant Properties: Hibiscus tea contains vitamins and minerals like flavonoids which have antidepressant properties. Consumption of hibiscus tea can help to calm down the nervous system, and it may reduce anxiety and depression by creating a relaxed sensation in the mind and body.
- Those who suffer from mood swings and depression will find that drinking just one cup of hibiscus tea each day will significantly improve those moods. It has been used for centuries to treat anxiety and other mental related symptoms.
Chamomile – Matricaria chamomilla, fam. Asteraceae
- Traditionally, chamomile preparations such as tea have been used to treat insomnia and to induce sedation (calming effects). Chamomile is widely regarded as a mild tranquilizer and sleep-inducer.
- Chamomile may be particularly suited to those that who take a long time to fall asleep (sleep onset latency) or those who wake up multiple times across the night, as well as those who have an adverse reaction to their current insomnia medication.
- When phytochemicals in chamomile such as chrysin bind to GABA receptors, they reduce brain activity and produce an overall calming effect in the central nervous system.
Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia, fam. Lamiaceae
- Lavender has been suggested as an excellent natural remedy to treat insomnia and improve the sleep quality. Studies investigated the effectiveness of lavender on quality of sleep showed that lavender improved the mean scores of sleep quality in fifteen healthy students, in sixty-four ischemic heart disease patients, and in thirty-four midlife women with insomnia. Ten individuals with insomnia, verified by a score of 5 or more on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), were treated with lavender.
- In folklore, pillows were filled with lavender flowers to help restless people fall sleep. Scientific evidence suggests that lavender may slow the activity of the nervous system, improve sleep quality, promote relaxation, and lift mood in people suffering from sleep disorders.
- As well as its variety of physical health befits, rose tea can be used to calm the mind and elevate your mood. Stress, anxiety and depression are becoming ever more prevalent conditions in today’s modern world.
- Drinking rose flower herbal tea is a great way to relax after a busy day at office, as it can calm the central nervous system, reducing the chance of depression and anxiety.
- Dried rose tea can also benefit victims of chronic fatigue and nervousness when drinking one or two cups per day. The tranquilizing and anti-depressant compounds in rose buds help in promoting quality sleep and help relieving stress.
Calendula – Calendula officinalis, fam. Asteraceae
- Soothes emotional upset, moodiness, irritability, very calming, harmonizing, and centering.
Corn Flowers – Centaurea cyanus, fam. Asteraceae
- Cornflower has a calming effect on the nervous system and it therefore beneficial to those suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, and other nervous system disorders.
- A tea made from blossoms has been known to reduce anxiety and stress. Whether you take your cornflower tea after your anxiety has started or just because you are prone to anxiety and want to do something preventative, it may be effective for you.
- Consume the mixture half an hour before meals. Drinking the tea will also boost immune system function, calm anxiety and quiet a rumbling tummy.
*All information presented here is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as fact. No statements have been approved by any accredited health organizations such as the USDA or Health Canada. Consult your healthcare professional with regards to your specific health situations, your medication and these herbs. The information is all stuff we have found useful in our lives. The information will be changed over time as we learn new things and want to present it more clearly for those who may find this information of use. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions; here are some things we’ve found useful for ourselves… Enjoy!