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How to fight with anxiety & stress. Natural methods by Marysia

This time I decided on a text about spiritual hygiene, so often forgotten by us. Read how to fight the feelings that have recently overwhelmed us.

Chronic stress impairs adrenal gland function, which can lead to a weakened immune system and degenerative diseases. Although herbs are wonderful allies during times of stress, it is important to identify the underlying cause of anxiety rather than rely on the power of sedative herbs!

Chamomile and catnip herbal tea
Herbs are wonderful allies during times of stress. Chamomile and catnip are relaxing and mildly
sedative.
250ml (8fl oz) boiling water
I teaspoon dried chamomile
I teaspoon dried catnip
Pour the boiling water over the herbs. Cover, steep for ten minutes, and strain. Sweeten with honey if you desire. Drink three cups daily. Catnip has relaxing
properties.

Eat well for stress protection
The adrenal glands are an integral part of the endocrine system of hormones. They play a key role in regulating the body’s response to stress. Avoid foods that tax your adrenal glands, particularly caffeine, sugar, and alcohol. Nutrients that are important for supporting adrenal health are vitamin C, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B6, magnesium, and zinc. Vitamin C is found in many fruits, vegetables and herbs, including wild rose, blackcurrant, parsley, kale, cantaloupe, broccoli, red peppers, oranges, and strawberries. Rich sources of pantothenic acid include beer yeast, wheat bran, avocados ( I recommend to consume and ground stone, in them is a multiple of avocado properties. Also helps to absorb all the vitamins and microelements found in dishes to which you add it), fish, milk and dairy products, eggs, chicken, mushrooms, nuts, fruits: oranges, bananas and melons, potatoes, broccoli, brown rice, soy and pulses. Lentils, tempeh, trout, tuna, and bananas are as well good sources of vitamin B6. Zinc is found in pumpkin and sesame seeds, black beans, oysters, and mussels, linseed oil, wheat germ. Foods rich in magnesium include almonds, corn, halibut, tofu, and peas, cereal preparations, first of all buckwheat, millet, brown rice, whole-grain bread or oatmeal.

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Supplements for combating stress
Various supplements will fortify the body against emotional stress. These include vitamin B complex (take 50mg twice a day), which supports the adrenal glands; and magnesium (take 500mg once a day)
and calcium (take 1,000mg once a day), which both have natural tranquilizing effects.

Take time out for yourself
Think you cannot possibly take time to relax? That’s a clear signal that you really need to. Schedule a minimum of two 15-minute breaks every day to calm and centre yourself. Meditate, soak in an aromatherapy bath, listen to calming music, or just do nothing. In addition, schedule an appointment
with yourself once a week for tea, a massage, a walk with a friend, or something else that makes good. Record these times on your calendar just as you would you feel any other important appointment.

Lavender inhaler
To relieve stress and anxiety, place a drop of lavender essential oil on a handkerchief or tissue, and inhale as often as desired.
A good way is to sprinkle etheric oil on a wooden, lava, clay bead. Wear it on your wrist or as a necklace.

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Improve stress resistance with ginseng
Siberian ginseng is excellent for strengthening the adrenal glands and helping the body adapt more easily to physical and emotional stress. Buy an extract that has been standardized for eleutheroside (regarded primary active compound in ginseng) and take approximately 250mg twice ,a day. It is safe to take for up to six weeks.
Caution: If you have high blood pressure, consult your doctor before taking any type of ginseng.
It should not be taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. In addition, contraindication to the use of ginseng is advanced atherosclerosis and certain heart diseases. Due to stimulation of the brain, ginseng should also not be used in cases of insomnia and hyperactivity.

Valerian sedative tea
Valerian is a powerful but safe herbal sedative and is helpful in cases of extreme stress and anxiety.

250ml (8fl oz) boiling water
One teaspoon dried valerian root.

To prepare valerian tea, pour the boiling water over the dried root and cover to prevent the evaporation of
the herb’s therapeutic essential oils. Steep for ten minutes, and strain. Try to drink up to three cups a day. Because valerian has a strong flavour, you may prefer taking the herb in a capsule or as an extract. Take one or two 300–500mg capsules, or a half to one teaspoon of extract, up to three times a day.

Caution:
Valerian may cause headaches and muscle spasms.
Do not exceed the quantities or take it for long periods.

Stress-relieving bath
Lavender, sandalwood, and ylang ylang essential oils make a soothing bath. Epsom salts are rich in magnesium, which helps to ease physical and emotional tension.

250g (8oz) Epsom salts
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops sandalwood essential oil
drops ylang ylang essential oil

Add the Epsom salts as you fill the bathtub with warm water. Add the essential oils to the bath, stirring the oils into the water just before you enter the tub. Relax deeply in the bath for at least 20 minutes and make the experience more luxurious with candlelight, a bath pillow, and a thick robe to wrap up in afterward.

Breathe to relax
Consciously slowing down your breathing into a rhythmic pattern gives your body and mind the
message to relax. Sit or lie in a comfortable position. Take a deep breath. Exhale completely through
your slightly open mouth. Close your mouth and inhale slowly through your nose to a mental count of five. Hold your breath for a count of five. Then exhale completely through your mouth to a count of ten. Take your time but make your exhalation take twice as long as your inhalation. Inhale again and repeat the cycle for a total of five breaths. Practise this at least twice daily, and whenever you feel
tense or anxious.

MarysiaStay beautiful and healthy. Remember to cultivate gratitude, generosity and boundless love, it raises our body vibrations and thus improves the immune system.
With love and gratitude Marysia
Author: Hey, I’m Maria Magdalena Knapik. I live in the Czech Republic but I am Polish. For several years, I had been fascinated with all sorts of activities, now it is Slavic Gymnastic. A few years ago I chose a new way of life. It is associated with Zero Waste live style, herbal and alternative medicine, Slavic practices. Being on this path I try to help myself, the planet and others in a more beautiful and healthier life.

 

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