15 Natural Remedies to Alleviate Stress During the Holidays

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15 Natural Remedies to Alleviate Stress During the Holidays

15 Natural Remedies to Alleviate Stress During the Holidays

In this article, you’ll learn and discover 15 natural remedies to alleviate stress during the holidays.

Relaxing supplements and Herbs

Supplements don’t have to be taken in a pill form, you can use a diffuser, teas, bath salts, lotions, and body scrubs.

Some of my favorites for relaxation and stress are:

  1. Lavenders
  2. Passionflower
  3. Chamomile
  4. Rosemary
  5. Eucalyptus
  6. Spearmint

Stress Related Problems  and Solutions

Insomnia

  • Magnesium: Magnesium, Sleep, and Mental Health. Magnesium is well known for its ability to relieve insomnia. One study found that it helps decrease cortisol, the “stress hormone” that can keep you up at night. It also helps muscles relax, to give you that calm “sleepy” feeling and help you unwind after a long day.
  • Melatonin: Melatonin is meant to reset the body’s internal clock — for example, it’s appropriate to use the supplement to counter the effects of jet lag, or help someone sleep if they have an unusual work schedule or suffer from a circadian rhythm disorder. It should not be used for general insomnia.
  • Valerian root: Valerian root may increase the effects of other sleep aids so it’s not recommended to combine valerian with other sleep aids. It should also not be combined with depressants, such as alcohol, benzodiazepines and narcotics since valerian can increase the sedative effect of depressants.

15 Natural Remedies to Alleviate Stress During the Holidays

Headaches

  • B6: Vitamin B6 is needed so the body can properly use serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters are necessary for normal nerve cell communication. Researchers have found lower levels of serotonin in people with migraine headaches.
  • Feverfew: Feverfew is used as a preventative (or prophylactic) treatment for a migraine. A number of people have reported that after taking feverfew their migraine attacks have gradually become less frequent and in a few cases have stopped altogether.

Pain

Pain

  • Omega-3s: Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) as an anti-inflammatory: an alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for discogenic pain.
  • Curcumin: The turmeric plant grows in India and Indonesia and is related to the ginger family (it is a common ingredient in curries). Curcumin is a key chemical in turmeric. Claims: Reduces pain, inflammation, and stiffness related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis.

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Moods and Anxiety

  • Theanine: In recent years L-theanine has been extracted from Green tea, and is now widely used to treat anxiety symptoms and depressed mood in China, Japan, and other Asian countries. The calming effects of L-theanine are believed to compensate for the stimulating effects of caffeine in Green tea
  • Taurine: May alleviate the symptoms of depression and/or anxiety in some individuals. The amino acid taurine is a precursor to GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. The amino acid theanine is an antagonist to glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter.

Fatigue

Rhodiola: Known throughout Europe, this tonic herb fights fatigue, decreases stress and improves energy. Most patients start at 170 mg per day.

Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha proponents claim this herb can be used to alleviate many symptoms of stress, to improve learning, reduce anxiety, stabilize brain-cell degeneration, lower cholesterol, and reduce inflammation. … Ashwagandha is often touted as a wonderful remedy for adrenal fatigue.

Tip for Women

Hormones play a big role when it comes to experiences the woes of stress.   Add some B vitamins and magnesium to your diet.  The combination of the two is said to prevent hormonal decline that is caused by stress.

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Stacey Chillemi

editor@thecompleteherbalguide.com

I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.