10 effective Natural Cures for Stress

Posted by Be Fit on May 30th, 2019

10 effective Natural Cures for Stress

 
10 effective natural cures for stress
 
Stress is part of our everyday life. At a small dose, it can be a good stimulant. But when it starts to take on too much importance, it can ruin life (and sleep, appetite ...). Learn to relax and manage your stress with our 100% natural tips, to find your way back to zenitude.
 
Caution: Natural comfort remedies do not replace medical treatments. If your symptoms persist or worsen, consult your doctor.
 
Sophie Cousin
 
Sources:
 
1-Interview with Danièle Festy, pharmacist specialized in aromatherapy, author of My Bible of essential oils and Aroma Psy, Editions Leduc.s
2 - Heal stress and anxiety with the homeopathy of Dr. Albert-Claude Quemoun, Editions Leduc.s
3 - 100 questions about herbal medicine from Dr. Eric Lorrain, published by La Boétie
4 - Get rid of stress in 10 minutes a day, Erica Brealey, published by Marabout
 
 
 

1. Lavender essential oil

 
 
It is a very versatile essential oil, always have in his medicine cabinet. "Among other virtues, it provides excellent rebalancing on the nervous, both in adults and children.In case of anxiety and depression, it will give a little pep. Used late in the day, it helps to de-stress, induce sleep and improve its quality ", explains Danièle Festy, aromatologist.
 
In what ways do you use it? In diffusion (with an electric diffuser) in the living room or in the bedroom; by inhalation directly to the bottle, before going to bed. Another alternative: apply a few drops directly on your pillowcase, relaxation guaranteed!
 
An aromatic bath with real lavender essential oil is also a great option to slip smoothly into the arms of Morpheus. How to use: Pour a dozen drops in a neutral bath base, so that the essential oil disperses and does not rise to the surface of the water. After 20 minutes in this bath, leave without rinsing, so as to keep the aromatic molecules on the skin. For the bath, it is quite possible to mix the essential oils of true lavender and red mandarin. The latter is also very effective to calm the nerves and is a privileged ally for stressed children (from 5 years).
 
Caution: Essential oils are not recommended for pregnant women or young children. The essential oil of tangerine can be photosensitizing, do not expose to the sun after application.
 

2. The essential oil of noble chamomile

 
 
If your sleep is disturbed by too much stress, use it at the last moment, just before turning off the light. Breathe your bottle with 4 or 5 deep breaths. "The molecules of the essential oil of chamomile noble go directly to the brain: theoretically, you sleep within 4-5 minutes!" Says Danièle Festy, pharmacist and aromatologist.
 
It is also useful for children, who have trouble falling asleep: from the age of 3, you can place two drops on their pillow. "Chamomile can also be used during the day in very sensitive children, who do a lot of quirks and cry a lot," says the expert in essential oils.
 
If at night, you wake up and start thinking again, do not turn on the light but breathe again 2 or 3 times your essential oil of chamomile.
 
However, given its higher price, the diffusion of this essential oil is less suitable than that of lavender. Another way to use it is to mix it in a neutral base, in a small bottle, and to massage your feet or sternum with it.
 
Caution: Essential oils are not recommended for pregnant women or young children.
 

3. The marjoram essential oil of the gardens

 
 
Perfect for de-stressing at the moment! The essential oil of marjoram is to use during the day, in case of adrenaline rush, in the office for example. Instructions for use: apply 2 drops on the solar plexus then open the window or go out to take the air and take great inspirations to open the rib cage. "The marjoram will help open the rib cage that had closed and blocked under the action of stress," says aromatologist Danièle Festy.
 
Caution: Essential oils are not recommended for pregnant women or young children.
 

4. Passion flower

 
 
 
Its sedative and antispasmodic virtues have been known for centuries. Its effects are related to the concomitant action of flavonoids, alkaloids and other compounds. A 2001 study * showed that by administering a pure passionflower extract for 21 days, the same anxiolytic effect was obtained as oxazepam (the benzodiazepine family), the reference anxiolytic.
 
According to Dr. Eric Lorrain, it is "the master plant of stress", acting on multiple levels: heart (palpitations, hypertension), digestive (spasms, functional disorders), muscle (pain, contractures).
 
Instructions for use: in herbal tea, extracts or capsules, ask your pharmacist for advice.
 
* Akhondzadeh S, Naghavi HR, et al. Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety: a dual-blind pilot randomized controlled trial with oxazepam. J Clin Pharm Ther 2001 Oct; 26 (5): 363-7.
 

6. Eschscholtzia or California poppy

 
 
This plant has a recognized sedative and anxiolytic action. The California poppy contains alkaloids (pavines, protorpines) responsible for its natural neuro-sedative action *. It acts on the brain in a similar way to benzodiazepines. Some of its constituents would be able to inhibit the production of catecholamines, a family of hormones to which adrenaline belongs, the rate of which increases in case of stress.
 
If your nervousness prevents you from falling asleep quickly, bet on this plant in the evening. In case of restless nights, with multiple nocturnal awakenings, the eschscholtzia is also very effective to find a restful sleep. It can also be useful during the day, especially in case of stress at work. In this case, do not hesitate to use it in combination with other plants. For hyperactive and anxious people, you can add passionflower or griffonia. For the more introverted people who tend to ruminate, valerian (sedative action) and griffonia are added.
 
Instructions for use: in herbal tea, extracts or capsules, ask your pharmacist for advice.
 
* Rolland A, Fleurentin J, Lanhers MC, Younos C, Misslin R, Mortar F: Neurophysiological effects of an extract of Eschscholzia californica cham. (Papaveraceae) PTR. Phytotherapy research vol. 15, 2001
 

7. Argentum nitricum in homeopathy

 
 
This homeopathic remedy is for you if you are always in a hurry and you always have several things to do at once. A negative precipitation because it prevents you from overcoming your tasks. The proof: your office is in constant disorder, with many files open, which does not facilitate your organization. According to pharmacist Albert Claude Quemoun, the other possible symptoms of this "profile" of stressed people are an attraction to sugary foods, which aggravates your upset stomach, disturbed sleep, hypertension and vertigo.
 
Your homeopathic prescription: take Argentum nitricum 5 CH every day, 2 granules 3 times a day and Sunday, a dose of 15 CH.
 

8. Tarentula hispanica in homeopathy

 
 
For the stressed hyperactive version. Do you constantly shake your arms, your legs, you have trouble staying in place? During your childhood, did you have a hard time not getting up from the table, at home or at school? Today, it is by phoning or your office that you move in all directions. As a result, it is difficult for you to stay focused for a long time on the same task. The symptoms that may be associated in your case are: palpitations, sexual hyperexcitation, tendency to hysteria with hypersensitivity to noise, light and odors.
 
Your homeopathic prescription: take Tarantula hispanica 9 CH daily, 2 granules three times a day until symptoms improve. And on Sunday, complete with a dose of 15 CH.
 

9 Nux vomica in homeopathy

 
 
It is the homeopathic remedy indicated for those who are too sedentary, who abuse copious and watered meals and excitants (coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, medicines) to "hold". Problem: Because of your heavy workload and lack of time, you have done a cross on any sporting activity, which could really de-stress you. Here are other symptoms you may be experiencing: drowsiness after meals (improved by a small nap), sleep disturbed by worries and insomnia of midnight, hypertension, varicose veins, liver problems, aggression towards others and yourself .
 
Your homeopathic prescription: take Nux Vomica 5 CH every day, 2 granules before each meal and on Sunday, a 15 CH dose.
 

10. Magnesium

 
 
Faced with any state of prolonged stress, it is necessary to consider a deficiency of magnesium, essential mineral to a good nervous balance. Any magnesium deficiency causes an increase in stress hormones, especially norepinephrine. The symptoms of this deficiency may be the following: eyelids quivering, cramps in the calves, legs without rest, fatigue, irritability, etc.
 
According to the SUVIMAX * study, 75% of the people monitored have magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is of course present in some foods (chocolate, almonds ...), but a cure can be useful in addition.
 
Marine magnesium is ideal because it is globally very well digested. What is the recommended dose? 6 mg / kg / day of magnesium (the only contraindication is renal failure).
 
* Study launched in 1994 by Professor Serge Hercberg to constitute a source of information on French food consumption and nutritional status.

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