If you're one of the 40 million Americans dealing with an anxiety disorder, you already know that the mental and physical toll they take can be tremendous. With symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension, irritability, and digestive issues, finding ways to ease your stress is of utmost importance. For centuries, herbal remedies — including tea — have been used to mitigate stress, with a 2007 study showing that these methods have only increased in the past decade. The best teas for anxiety will help to soothe your worried and body. Read on to find out how, and which ones to choose for maximum results.
How does tea help with anxiety?
While many of us turn to a cup of a tea as comforting pick-me-up, scientific research suggests there's more to it than a soothing warm temperature and calming scent. Though there is no cure for anxiety, drinking teas made from herbs with reassuring calming and sedative properties may help with symptoms associated with chronic stress, anxiety, and depression on our bodies — something scientific evidence has backed up through research.
A 2009 study from the University of Pennsylvania, for instance, found that ingesting the herb chamomile "may have modest benefits" for some people with mild to moderate generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
A 2010 study, meanwhile, proved that silexan — an oral lavender oral — reduced generalized anxiety in a manner similar to that of prescribed medications.
In addition, the simple action of incorporating a relaxing activity into your routine, such as a drinking a cup of tea, meditating, and doing deep breathing exercises, can also help to ease a troubled mind.
What teas are best for anxiety?
If you want to know which types of herb-infused teas you should be drinking for maximum results, we've got you covered. Keep scrolling to find out FIRST for Women's picks for the nine best teas for anxiety and get ready to unwind.
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