Tensions at work, exams, anxieties, frantic rhythms… we are exposed to many stressful situations on a daily basis. But thanks to their active ingredients, some anti-stress plants have the ability to soothe us and increase our body's natural resistance to stress and even help us sleep better. So here are the 5 most effective anti-stress plants to fight against nervousness and anxiety!
The best anti-stress plants
Rhodiola to reduce the negative impact of stress on the body
La rhodiola also called golden root, is a plant native to Siberia growing mainly in cold regions such as the Arctic or in European mountainous regions. It is one of the most popular anti-stress plants in herbal medicine. It is used for fight against stress, anxiety and fatigue related to physical or mental overwork. Indeed, rhodiola is a plant known as "adaptogen", that is, it allows the body increase your resistance to stress. It would act in particular by regulating the levels of cortisol, a hormone involved in the stress response. Thanks to the antioxidants it contains, it also contributes to protect the nervous system from damage caused by free radicals stress related. It is therefore a real asset for people looking to find serenity after a period of intense overwork.
Hawthorn, the ideal plant against anxiety and nervousness
THEhawthorn is a plant recognized for its soothing virtues. It actually contains powerful flavonoids (mainly hyperoside and vetexin) as well as procyanidins which allow rreduce nervousness and associated physical manifestations (muscle spasms, heart palpitations…). Hawthorn is therefore recommended for its spasmorelaxant and calming properties in order to fight against nervous agitation and associated sleep disorders. Thus, hawthorn is interesting in people with some temporary irritability. The parts of hawthorn used in food supplements for stress and anxiety are mainly the flowering tops, leaves and fruits.
Lemon balm to promote relaxation
La melissa (or Melissa officinalis) is a common herb with a lemony flavor. It is very often found in food supplements intended to improve sleep because it allows to soothe the body and create a state favorable to relaxation. It contains several active ingredients such as aldehydes and terpene alcohols (eugenol, geraniol, linalool, etc.) which have neurotonic and antispasmodic effects, which makes it a very effective anti-stress plant for understand periods of stress and anxiety. It can be taken alone or in combination witheschscholtzia, a plant rich in alkaloids which give it sedative properties allowing naturally defeat the insomnia related to anxiety and mental agitation.
St. John's Wort for mild to moderate depressive states
St. John's Wort is a plant recommended to fight against stress, mood disorders and temporary depression. Its active ingredients namely hypericin, hyperforin and flavonoids act on the neurotransmitters of the brain to regulate attention, emotions and mood, unbalanced in the case of depressive disorders. Moreover, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes as "clinically established" the use of St. John's Wort in the treatment of mild to moderate depression ". However, despite being a natural anti-depressant, St. John's Wort does not appear to be effective enough to manage severe depressive states. Also, it remains important to remain vigilant because St. John's Wort is likely interact with several drugs (contraceptive pills, antidepressants, anxiolytics, antiocoagulants ...) and alter their effects.
Lpassionflower to calm nervous agitation
The passionflower of its Latin name Passiflora incarnata meaning "flower embodying passion" is a plant that has a soothing action. She allows to actively fight against nervous tension, agitation and irritability associated with daily stress. The aerial part of passionflower indeed contains flavonoids, alkaloids and maltol with calming and relaxing effects. These active ingredients make it an effective anti-stress plant for limiting nervous disorders and combating sleep disorders.
Food supplements to fight stress and anxiety
To help you get through the start of the school year smoothly, taking food supplements dedicated to stress management can help restore calm and serenity and thus limit the undesirable effects of stress on the body. Our anti-stress food supplement is thus formulated from Rhodiola, Hawthorn, GABA, of vitamin B6 to limit anxiety and reduce stress damage on the body.