Stress is physical, emotional or mental strain and tension. Today, most health advocates believe that stress plays a major role in the disease process.
Treatment Plan for Stress
Some stress is good–it is a stimulus for growth and development, but it can become destructive. Stress is more accurately, not the actual noise, pollution, and human interactions that we have to deal with daily, rather it is how we react to those stimuli–how attached we are to them personally, and whether we are able to distance ourselves from their impact. Through the years, many tools have been developed to accomplish this detachment, including meditation, yoga stretching, tai chi, biofeedback, hypnosis, deep breathing exercises, among others. Optimum health through a total health program of diet, exercise, and spiritual work is important.
Herbs for counteracting the harmful effects of stress include adaptogens, nervous system tonics, and relaxing herbs.
Herbal Remedies for Stress
Related Stress conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.