In our journey towards achieving optimal well-being, we often encounter the unwelcome companion of anxiety, which can cloud our mental clarity and disrupt our daily lives. As we strive to navigate the complexities of a fast-paced world, we must arm ourselves with natural and effective tools to ease our minds and fortify our spirits. There are myriad pathways to tranquility, from the soothing rhythms of exercise to the calming power of relaxation techniques and the natural benefits of supplements like CBD oil and plant-based remedies.

Herbs and natural remedies can be used to help staff off symptoms and feelings of anxiety. This can include exercise, relaxation methods, and supplements like CBD oil and plant-based remedies. More than 19% of people in the US are affected by anxiety disorders, and we’ll discuss home remedies and herbal options for relief.


The Benefits of Plant-Based Solutions

Stress and anxiety relief can often be achieved by eating more plant-based foods like legumes, whole grains, and vegetables while minimizing the consumption of animal products that can impact mental health. Consider that what goes into the gut connects with our brains.

Eating nutrient-rich foods with minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins can regulate mood. High-fiber diets can promote a healthier gut microbiome that regulates hormones, which may lower stress and anxiety symptoms. Omega-3 fatty acids like fish, flax seeds, walnuts, and chia seeds have been linked to alleviating depression and anxiety.


Using CBD for Stress & Anxiety Relief

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the primary active ingredient in the cannabis plant and is helpful for anxiety. In the US, 51% of users stated that CBD helped relieve their symptoms. Research has also been carried out, concluding that anxiety can be reduced with CBD products. Currently, there are several ways to consume this compound.

  • Vapes: These heat CBD oil that becomes an inhalable vapor.
  • Oils & Tinctures: These are consumed by mouth in liquid drops.
  • Capsules: Tablets or soft gel capsules can be swallowed.
  • Gummies: These treats are tasty and sweet
  • Flowers: These dried leaves are generally smoked.
  • Sprays: They typically come in a bottle and are sprayed in the mouth.
  • Creams and gels: Simply apply these to the skin to topically introduce anxiety-relieving CBD and localize certain areas of pain.

It is advised to try different methods and ways to introduce CBD into the body to determine which offers the best anxiety relief. As an example, smoking and vaping are more effective concerning the absorption of CBD into the bloodstream compared to edibles such as gummies. CBD oil and edibles can be found in many alternative shops without a prescription. If the state has legalized medical cannabis, one can obtain a prescription for higher doses of oils.


Additional Plant-Based Products for Stress Relief

Ashwagandha (Witania somnifera) is an herbal adaptogen that affects hormones and systems in the body that regulate stress responses. It has been consumed in Ayurvedic or Indian medication. It can be taken as a liquid tincture or a tablet.

Chamomile: This flowering herbal plant looks much like a daisy and is available in two forms for medicinal use: German or Roman chamomile. It’s available in a variety of forms, including tea, skin cream, tablet, and extract to relieve anxiety and stress

Valerian Root: Valerian (Valeriana officinali) is native to Asia and Europe. People have consumed it for centuries to help with depression, anxiety, and sleep issues.

Passionflower (Passiflora): One of over 550 species of the same name, P. Incarnata passionflower has promise for treating nervousness, restlessness, and anxiety. It can be consumed as a table or liquid tincture.

Lavender: This flowering plant is a member of the mint family. Many consume it in tea or use it as an inhalant or topical essential oil. It’s revered worldwide as a soothing and calming oil that can improve sleep and alleviate anxiety and stress.

Kava Kava (Piper methystucum): Made from a shrub from islands in the Pacific Ocean, Kava kava is a long-standing choice for those who suffer from chronic stress and anxiety. It relieves anxious feelings, but long-term daily use may cause liver damage. It’s best to consult a medical provider before starting a kava kava regimen.

Galphimia Glauca: Native to Mexico, this plant species is often used as a tranquilizer to lessen anxiety.

Get Informed & Heal

Talk to your doctor or a knowledgeable wellness product provider to learn more about herbal and plant-based healing. Then, let the stress melt away.


Brittany Cotton is a Digital PR Specialist and writer focusing on health, wellness, science, and other topics. She reads, tries new recipes in her free time, and enjoys time with her family and dog.

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