Herbal teas can be a wonderful alternative to prescription medication to help your body manage stress and anxiety.
According to Dr. Anju Sood, a Bangalore-based Nutritionist, “Herbal teas are very relaxing for the mind as they contain essential oils that are known to cool down the nerve.
Below are three of our favorite teas by Yogi, which is our favorite herbal tea brand. If you have time, you can purchase the actual herbs and steep them, but if you're short on time like we are, these options from Yogi will be much more convenient.
According to WebMD "Kava's calming effect may relieve anxiety, restlessness, sleeplessness, and stress-related symptoms such as muscle tension or spasm. Kava may also relieve pain."
Yogi's version of this tea is rich, spicy and slightly sweet. We like the flavor so much that we don't even need a sweetner with it . This is a great tea for morning or night.
Lavender is known for it's abilities to reduce nervous exhaustion, headaches caused by stress, and anxiety. It also perfect for reducing indigestion problems.
This aroma alone of Honey Lavender is soothing. The lavender isn't overpowering, It's balanced nicely with the addition of chamomile, lemongrass and other herbs. Like Kava, it's slightly sweet, so you might want to forgo the honey so you can enjoy its full flavor.
Chamomile has a very soothing effects with mildly sedative properties that help you switch off on a hectic day.
This tea has an herbaceous and earthy flavor that is very mild and smooth. We like to add a little honey with this one, but it's tastes nice without it also.
What are some of your favorite teas that help you relax? Let us know in the comments below!