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12 natural home remedies for Depression, Stress, Fatigue, Anxiety

With the competitive & busy lives we lead today, anxiety, tension and stress are almost inevitable. Besides the busy life, a few are prone to anxiety & nervousness by nature than the others.

There are several factors causing this issue such as disturbed sleep, depression, nutritional deficiencies, adrenal disorders, nicotine, thyroid disorders and being on certain medications.

Common symptoms of anxiety

Following are few symptoms of anxiety:

Constant state of nervousness/worry
Shortness of breath
Heart palpitations
Difficulty to sleep or staying asleep
Dry mouth
Fatigue & dizziness
Chest pain
Inability to concentrate

Similar to most other psychological disorders, anxiety is a bit tough to detect, especially since most of the symptoms are typical human reactions.

Natural home remedies Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Fatigue

1. Fennel

Fennel calms the nerves and reduces anxiety and depression. Fennel seeds and oil contains volatile oils which gives anxiety-relieving effect. It also reduces a gastrointestinal symptom that often occurs with anxiety.

1. Drop down few drops of fennel essential oil on your handkerchief and inhale the smell of it for about 30-40 minutes. Repeat smelling after regular intervals as needed.

2. Add 1 teaspoon of fennel seed powder in your regular boiling tea and drink it 3 times a day. 

2. Lavender

Lavender has a soothing & calming effect on one’s nervous system. It stimulates relaxation and alleviates depression.

1. Take 2 cups of water and boil it. Take two to four drops of lavender (in the form of essential oil) and add it to the boiling water. Inhale this steam. Repeat as and when needed. This will ease anxiety.

2. Another method: Take a teaspoon of almond oil/ olive oil (or other base oil). Add three to four drops of lavender oil to this. Massage this oil onto your back, shoulders & neck. This can be repeated every day or few times ever week until anxiety subsides.

3. Almonds

Almonds are rich sources of nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids which improves our mood and reduces anxiety, depression, tiredness and fatigue. omega-3 fatty acids has anti-inflammatory properties which fights cellular inflammation that breakdowns the signaling system between brain cells.

1. Soak 5-6 almonds in water overnight. In the next morning, remove the skin and grind them or crush them to form a paste. Mix this almond paste wth 1 tablespoon of ginger paste or powder in glass of warm milk. Do this on regular basis until you see desired improvement.

4. Green Tea

Green Tea or herbal tea is very beneficial in anxiety and depression treatment. It contains amino acid called L-theanine which maintains moderate level of heart rate and balanced blood pressure.

5. Chamomile

Matricaria Recutita  is a compound chamomile contains. This helps one to calm down and eases anxiety. Some people suffer from mild to moderate Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Chamomile helps ease anxiety symptoms in such people. It also provides relaxation and makes one feel drosy as it has a mild tranquilizing affect.

1. Take two or three teaspoons of chamomile (dried ones - especially German chamomile) add this to a cup of hot water and let it remain for three to five minutes time. Now, strain it. If you prefer, you can add few drops of honey and even cinnamon to this. This mixture should be consumed few times per day for a month (can continue until there is an improvement in anxiety levels).


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