Stress is the body’s response to some danger. Today, stress has become a part of everyone’s daily life. We must learn how to deal with this phenomenon. Factors that influence the occurrence of stress can be divided into two groups – external and internal factors.
External factors include the following phenomena: problems at home, financial problems, problems at school or at work, major life changes (divorce, moving), bad relationships with others…
As for internal factors, they are: pessimism, chronic diseases, high and unrealistic expectations…
We will list the most common symptoms of stress, so that you can recognize them, both in yourself and in others, and try to find a solution to the problem.
Sleep problems – during the night you sleep very badly and dream badly, you have nightmares and nightmares.
You just got up and you’re already tired – how many times have you heard this sentence? People who are under stress testify that they are tired as soon as they get up, and they need to rest.
Exaggeration of vice – excessive use of alcohol, cigarettes or drugs is a clear sign that something is wrong. Due to the feeling of pressure, people think that it will be easier to deal with the problem if they increase their intake of alcohol or drugs, or if they smoke a whole pack a day instead of a couple of cigarettes. Here we can also mention the addiction to energy drinks or caffeine, that is, you need caffeine or an energy drink to start the day and function.
Appearance of eczema or acne, as well as allergic reactions can be a sign of stress. When you are under stress, the secretion of immunoglobulin E, a protein in the blood that is responsible for allergic reactions in the body, is stimulated.
Sudden change in weight – stress can be the cause of these changes. If you are losing weight or gaining weight without dieting, there is a possibility that you are under stress. Stress affects the work of the thyroid gland, which in many cases is responsible for the change in weight.
Depression is one of the oldest diseases described in medicine. Statistics show that women suffer from depression more than men. Depression is described as a state of sadness and a disorder of emotions.
When you are stressed, do not immediately use chemical tranquilizers. There are herbs that can help you deal with stress, sadness and emotions.
To prepare valerian tea, pour one teaspoon of tea with 2 dl of hot water and let it steep for 5-10 minutes, then drain and drink. Consume 2-3 cups of this tea a day, preferably the third cup half an hour before going to bed, as it will help you overcome insomnia. You can drink the tea for three weeks and then take a break to avoid side effects – nausea and headaches may occur.
Unlike valerian, this plant has a very pleasant smell and is also used as a spice for preparing various dishes. Lemon balm tea helps with many conditions and diseases. It helps with depression, stress, fear, tension. Lemon balm is best known as a natural remedy for these diseases. It is very effective for people who suffer from hypochondria (preoccupation with the thought that they are suffering from some disease). If you feel symptoms of cold and flu, lemon balm tea combined with honey will reduce body temperature and strengthen immunity. Maticnjak is recommended for people who have cardio-vascular disorders, arrhythmia, high blood pressure, cholesterol…
Negative consequences after consuming lemon balm tea are very rare. However, if you are already taking some type of sedatives, as well as thyroid medication, you should consult your doctor about consuming tea. You can find tea in larger health food stores. The preparation is very simple – pour boiling water over one teaspoon of tea, let it stand for a few minutes and then drain. The recommended dose is two to three cups a day.
– Linden tea is an excellent stress reliever. It will help you when you are nervous, irritable, anxious and suffer from insomnia. The flower contains essential oils that have a sedative effect and are responsible for regulating the above conditions.
– Helps with heart disease. Hypertension (high blood pressure) and arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) are just some of the diseases where linden tea can help you.
– Tea promotes the detoxification of the body because it stimulates the flow of bile and the work of the liver. Tea successfully lowers elevated body temperature, causes sweating and acts as an antiseptic.
Unlike other teas, linden tea is recommended for children and pregnant women, of course in limited quantities. You can drink it several times a day and the principle of making it is the same as the previous two teas.
You can also make linden syrup to calm your nerves. Soak two handfuls of linden flowers in a liter of cold water and let it stand for two days in a cool and dark place. After two days, strain the liquid, add 800 g of sugar and stir over low heat until it boils. After that, remove from the heat to cool and add the juice of one lemon and mix. It is best to keep this syrup in the refrigerator and consume one teaspoon of syrup half an hour before meals, up to three times a day.
Interestingly, you can add linden tea to your bath water before bed to help you relax.
Hawthorn is recommended for people who have heart problems, with weak nerves, as well as women who are in premenopause and menopause. Tea will also help you fight viruses and bacteria and strengthen your immunity. If you feel any changes on the skin (redness, rash, irritation), stomach pain, weakness, dizziness, you should stop drinking the tea. If these side effects do not go away and you continue to experience them, contact your doctor.
Dried berries of this plant, as well as powdered berries and leaves, are usually used to prepare tea. Before making tea, it is recommended that the berries stay in water for 12 hours. Pour ¼ cup of berries with 3 glasses of water and put it to boil. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat and simmer until there is one cup of water left in the pot. Strain the water and sweeten with honey to taste.
The tea will help calm your nerves, help you fall asleep and breathe easier.
Lavender tea is one of the best teas for calming, nervousness and stress. We often choose lavender for the scent of fabric softeners to fall asleep with the help of this plant’s scent. To further relax you can put lavender in the bath before going to bed. Lavender tea regulates digestive problems – soothes the stomach, relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract, reduces stomach cramps and reduces gas. Lavender oil can help with pain. For example, if you have a headache, rub a few drops into your temples and you will soon see an improvement. You can also apply the oil to the site of the insect bite.
Calming lavender tea is very easy to make – pour two teaspoons of dried lavender flowers over hot water and let it steep for ten minutes. Strain and sweeten with honey.
In addition to the above, this plant also helps to alleviate menstrual cramps, prevent colds, improve the appearance of the skin…
For tea, you can use dried or fresh chamomile leaves, pour hot water over them, let it stand for ten minutes and the tea is ready… Unlike other teas of this type, chamomile tea is not addictive.
We have all gone through some moments in our life that created pressure and nervousness, when we thought it was impossible to find a solution to the puzzle called life. Do not give in to stress and nervousness. Try to ease your condition with the simplest tricks, for example, calming teas and good music or a book. Try to help yourself, and as a last resort, turn to a psychologist for advice.