Deal With Stress

The Best Stress Clearing Teas

stress-clearing-teaStress is pretty common complaint. Almost every person would probably agree that they have too much stress in their lives. Having too much anxiety or stress can cause both mental deficiency as well as physical manifestations. But what are the options for someone who feels they have too much stress in their lives. You could speak to a professional or begin a regimen of addictive anti-anxiety medications, but if you want to find some natural methods of alleviating stress, perhaps trying some natural herbal teas could be just the thing you need after a stressful day. Here is a list of the five best stress clearing teas.

1. Passionflower

The passionflower tea has an ironic name in that it means to be full of passion and yet the effects of this tea are very calming and peaceful. Coming from the flower passiflora incarnate, Native Americans were the first to find out the benefit of this plant. By adding a tablespoon of passionflower to boiling water, you too can experience the anti-anxiety benefits of passionflower. The plant also helps to reduce headaches and to calm PMS and menstrual cramps.

2. Chamomile

Chamomile tea is a favorite for those that need help in reducing the symptoms of stress. It helps to soothe nerves and to combat some of the side effects of too much stress such as nausea and the inability to sleep. Have a glass when you need to calm your mind and relax or go to bed. Try not to drink it at the beginning of your day as you could become drowsy and have decreased productivity.

3. Lavender

Lavender is another herb that has some serious benefits for those that are seriously stressed. Lavender has been used for centuries to help calm the mind and ease the tension headaches that develop from stress. Some say that even just breathing in the essential oil has relaxing effects and a pleasant smell.

4. Ashwagandha

The name may be difficult to pronounce, so you likely know this tea as Indian ginseng. Ginseng is a number of natural benefits by providing energy and increasing metabolism, but this herbal tea can also help you feel better. It is defined as an adaptogen meaning that it works with the body to fight back the stress hormones the body produces. Too much of this tea however can cause a loss of productivity and sexual/libido dysfunction so stick to about 1-2 cups per day.

5. Mint

Mint tea is great for some of the more physical symptoms of stress such as upset stomachs and ingestions. The aromatics of the tea can help people find relaxation as well.

When searching for the right tea, be sure to avoid any that have caffeine. Too much caffeine will wreak havoc on a stressed system. Tea is a great thing to drink when you are experiencing stress because it contains water and natural elements to replenish your body. So go ahead and sip up and begin feeling the benefits.


This article was written by M.G. Bachemin in association with Doctors Imaging, a New Orleans medical imaging facility. If you have questions about stress or New Orleans MRI, speak with one of our doctors about your options.  

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