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- 1 Things to consider.
- 1.0.1 1. Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
- 1.0.2 2. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla/Chamaemelum nobile)
- 1.0.3 3. Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)
- 1.0.4 4. Kava (Piper methysticum)
- 1.0.5 5. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
- 1.0.6 6. Gotu kola (Centella asiatica)
- 1.0.7 7. Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
- 1.0.8 8. Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
- 1.0.9 9. Green tea (Camellia sinensis)
- 1.0.10 10. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
- 1.0.11 11. Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum)
- 1.0.12 12. Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
- 1.0.13 13. Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
- 1.0.14 15. Ginseng (Panax spp.)
- 1.0.15 16. Hops (Humulus lupulus)
- 1.0.16 17. Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
- 2 The bottom line
Best tea for anxiety relief.
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Keep reading to learn 20 teas that may help you the next time you feel anxious.
But the Best tea for anxiety relief is not for everyone, and I understand that completely; just keep reading to find out what tea is the best for you.
Things to consider.
Some herbal teas can help remove occasional stress and anxiety, while others may be better used as a routine complementary therapy for an underlying condition.
It’s important to remember that what works for one person may not work for you. Finding the right herbal tea or herbal tea blend can take time.
You should always talk with a doctor or other healthcare provider before adding an herbal tea to your routine.
Read on to learn how these popular teas can help soothe and support your overall sense of well-being.
1. Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
The first tea on this post of the Best tea for anxiety relief is peppermint! You read it right; this tea has so much to offer you. This classic garden plant can be used for more than just seasoning. Some research suggests that the aroma may reduce feelings of frustration, anxiety, and fatigue.
Separate research finds that inhaling the scent of peppermint oil may soothe anxiety in people who were hospitalized for heart attack and childbirth.
2. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla/Chamaemelum nobile)
This daisy-like flower is synonymous with calm, making chamomile among the most well-known stress-soothing teas.
One 2016 study found that long-term use of chamomile extracts significantly reduced moderate-to-severe symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). However, it didn’t prevent future symptoms from occurring.
3. Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)
Lavender is widely known for its mood-stabilizing and sedative effects. But did you know that it may be as effective as some medications at relieving anxiety? My answer would be a big yes! Lavender not only helps you fall asleep but also creates a calming element around you because your mind is calm and not thinking as much.
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4. Kava (Piper methysticum)
A Pacific Islands ritual tea, kava is widely used as an anxiety remedy. It may work by targeting GABA receptors in the brain that are responsible for feelings of anxiety.
One 2018 review suggests that kava extract pills may be mildly effective in treating generalized anxiety disorder, but more research is needed.
5. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Valerian root is an herbal remedy for insomnia and other sleep disorders. It may help relieve anxiety-related sleeplessness, but research has been mixed.
One 2015 study found valerian extract reduced anxiety in women undergoing a medical procedure.
6. Gotu kola (Centella asiatica)
Gotu kola is used as traditional medicine and tonic in many Asian cultures. It’s often used to ease feelings of fatigue, anxiety, and depression.
One 2012 study found that Gotu kola extract may be an effective treatment for acute and chronic anxiety. More research is needed to fully understand its effects.
7. Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
A mint relative with a lemony fragrance, lemon balm is a widely used treatment for sleeplessness, anxiety, and depression. It appears to work by boosting GABA, a neurotransmitter that soothes stress.
Researchers in a 2018 study found that a lemon balm supplement reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, and insomnia in people with a heart condition called angina.
8. Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Passionflower has long been used to improve sleep quality. It may also help ease symptoms of anxiety.
Researchers in 2017 found that a passionflower supplement worked as well as a mainstream medication for reducing anxiety in people having dental work.
9. Green tea (Camellia sinensis)
Green tea is high in l-theanine, an amino acid that might reduce anxiety.
One 2017 study found that students who drank green tea experienced consistently lower levels of stress than students in the placebo group.
10. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb said to help combat stress and fatigue.
One 2012 study found that taking root extract significantly reduced stress levels over a two-month span.
A 2014 review of studies also concluded that Ashwagandha extract helped alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety; however, more research is needed to confirm these effects.
11. Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum)
Also called tulsi, holy basil is related to European and Thai basils.
Research on its effects on anxiety or stress is limited. One older study found that taking a holy basil extract decreased symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.
12. Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Turmeric is rich in the anti-inflammatory compound curcumin. A 2017 research review found that curcumin may have anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects.
13. Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Fennel tea has traditionally been used to calm anxiety.
Although more research is needed, one found that fennel had anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects in postmenopausal women.
14. Rose (Rosa spp.)
The smell of roses has long been associated with relaxation; at least one study supports this.
Researchers found that rose water aromatherapy helped reduce feelings of anxiety in people with end-stage kidney disease.
15. Ginseng (Panax spp.)
Ginseng may not be a universal cure, but research does support certain benefits.
For example, one 2013 study suggests that it may help protect the body against stress. Some research also shows that it might reduce fatigue.
16. Hops (Humulus lupulus)
You can taste bitter hops in certain beverages, but hops are nothing to be bitter about.
A 2017 study shows that a hops supplement can reduce mild depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms.And when combined with valerian, hops supplements may also improve sleep quality.
17. Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
A popular herbal ingredient in colds and flu teas, licorice root, has become a widespread sweetener and candy.
People also take licorice to reduce stress and fatigue, but research is limited. One 2011 study on mice suggests that licorice extract may reduce stress.
Although some herbal teas have a calming effect, more research is needed to fully assess their potential benefits. Herbal teas or supplements should never be used in place of prescribed treatment.
Some herbal teas can cause uncomfortable side effects, especially when consumed in large amounts. Others can result in dangerous interactions with over-the-counter and prescription medication. Many herbal teas aren’t safe to drink during pregnancy.
You should always check with a doctor or other health provider before drinking herbal teas or taking herbal supplements.
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