Tea for anxiety: 7 types that help relieve symptoms
The tea of some plants and fruits acts as a natural tranquilizer, ideal for cases of mild anxiety. Check out!
Anxiety is often considered a normal feeling. Whether it’s anticipation for an expected event or a protective instinct, feeling anxious at times is to be expected.
However, when anxiety causes direct damage to everyday life, causing symptoms such as insomnia and social isolation, Generalized Anxiety Disorder is determined. In these cases, seeking psychological and psychiatric follow-up is indicated.
Now for the mild and punctual anxiety, some habits can help to deal with the problem. Among them is the inclusion of teas that help with relaxation – consequently relieving symptoms.
“Certainly, the use of plants with calming properties and which have an effect on behavior is very widespread. This knowledge has been passed on through the generations”, says pharmacist Paula Molari Abdo.
Discover seven tea options that can help relieve anxiety symptoms:
1- Lemon peel tea
The chemical component limonene, present in lemon, is known for its calming effect. In this way, tea prepared with the fruit peel promotes a feeling of tranquility and comfort, helping to relieve anxious symptoms.
Know more: Lemon peel tea benefits
2- Lemon balm
Also called melissa tea, Paula Abdo explains that the drink has properties that help relax smooth muscles (those that make up the internal organs). In addition, substances bind to neurons, keeping them “busy” and, consequently, causing them to relax.
Some compounds present in lavender help to stimulate the area of the brain responsible for mood, which has a calming effect. Tea made with the plant can also help improve sleep quality, relieving insomnia.
According to Paula, valerian tea causes the increase of a substance in the brain that acts as an inhibitor. “This substance blocks nerve impulses, reducing the activity of neurons and, in this way, causes relaxation.”
5- Passion fruit
Just as the juice is popularly known as a natural tranquilizer, passion fruit tea contains components that provide relaxation. Among its effects is improved sleep and reduced stress.
Possibly the most popular choice when it comes to relaxation, chamomile tea contains substances that have a calming effect on the nerves. “Technically, chamomile has a similar action to synthetic drugs for anxiety”, says Paula.
Mulungu is a plant native to Brazil known for its series of health benefits. Flavonoid substances, hyperforins and alkaloids, present in tea, have a sedative, calming and relaxing effect.
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