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Which Herbal Teas Are Good For Stress?

Drinking and blending a cup of herbal tea can be good in soothing those irritable moments that we all experience at some point –  Which Herbal Teas Are Good For Stress explores some of the popular herbs used for treating stress and other nervous disorders.

Feeling stressed? Well join the club!… Stress affects us all and can be caused by many reasons.  Whether it be work, family, money, the economy, the environment or even nuisance neighbours, the list is endless. Stress now plays a huge part in our day-to-day hectic lifestyles and sadly, even children are affected by this common condition.

Certain herbal teas can help with stress by calming the nerves and changing the moodsPeople react in different ways and to different scenarios. Some us can work well with stress and perform better under pressure, while the majority of others panic and worry if things get a little out of control (myself being placed under this category!).

Our bodies are designed to handle, and sometimes thrive on, brief periods of stress from time to time. However, too much of it isn’t good for either mind, body or soul!

So if you’re pulling your hair out or biting your nails to the bones, try these herbs in your tea to redeem your sense of sanity!….



Not just for cats, the plant is known as the “anti-stress herb” and can be consumed by humans too! It has a soothing and relaxing action and is a great all rounder in stress relief. Can ease internal stress, nervousness, soothes digestive problems, stops internal spasms, can help in eliminating indigestion, heartburn and gas.



Known as the “all around comforter”, it has a natural sedative that calms the central nervous system and can soothe those frayed nerves! Can also help in relieving stomach aches, menstrual cramps and healing minor wounds.



Ginseng flower
Ginseng flower

Known as the “king of tonics”, Ginseng is a powerful antidote to stress and has the ability to keep the balance in the body when a stressful situation arises. Also a popular remedy for fighting exhaustion, depression and increasing mental ability.


Kava Kava

Known as the “mood adjuster”, it is a mild sedative that brings about a sense of tranquillity that doesn’t lead to any loss in concentration or change in motor reflexes. It helps to relax the muscles and ease stress and tensions away.



Known as “the soother”, Liquorice has a tonic effect on the adrenal gland (which produces numerous hormones that affect our ability to cope with stress). Also good for allergies, asthma and indigestion.



Known as the “marvel of menthol”, a herbal blend of peppermint tea can soothe you all over and has been used in the past to calm heart palpitations and treat hysteria and nervousness.



Dried Valerian root
dried Valerian root

Known as “nature’s tranquilizer”, this herb is a natural sedative and anxiety healer and can help soothe the brain and nervous system (but shouldn’t be taken with sleep-inducing drugs as it will enhance their effect). Also used to strengthen the eyesight and in the past used to treat hysteria and epilepsy.



Known as the “nerve tonic”, it is a natural sedative to your nervous system and can help calm you down and increase your ability to withstand stress. It also has aphrodisiac properties that can ease anxiety, depression and irritability.


Does stress affect you? Have you tried any of the herbs above to deal with this? Has it worked for you? Maybe you’ve tried one that isn’t mentioned. I’d love to hear your comments, thoughts and experiences on this. Thanks for reading and peace be with you.



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  1. Ilias

    Hi Teresa, I like to drink chamomile daily. I have heard again that it relief from stomach pain or headaches but I did not know that it reduces stress levels too.

    It is great to learn that drinking your favorite tea is a healthy habit.

    Nice article, I will try your other recommendations too.

    • Teresa M

      Hi Ilias

      Chamomile is definitely one of my favourites especially before I go to bed. Due to its sedative and relaxant properties, its great to chill you out! Plus, its great for crying babies and upset toddlers! Thanks for stopping by!

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