Tips to relieve anxiety, stress … with plants

For him, more doubts, trust the therapeutic power of nature can reduce the option drugs, whose limits are recognized today. Demonstration with plants to discover to relieve anxiety , nervousness or hyperactivity of children.

Laurent Chevallier

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The brain is the seat of the regulation of the body with its environment and the relationship with others. It can react inappropriately, causing many disorders that should be corrected, essentially natural.

Anxiety disorders tend to develop in today’s societies, with negative effects such as difficulty concentrating, sometimes debilitating fatigue, irritability, memory problems and sleep disturbances that alter the quality of life.

Conventional treatments

– benzodiazepines: Tranxene®, Lysanxia®, Nordaz®, Xanax®, Lexomil®, Temesta®

– antihistaminique : Atarax®.

Plants have their place to fight these disorders when they are not major, that is to say when they do not cause what is called generalized anxiety disorders (GAD). The side effects of conventional benzodiazepine-type drugs are multiple, especially on alertness, memory … and they can create dependencies. Their catch should not exceed 12 weeks (according to current regulations).

Alternatives exist because of the plants that in most situations should be taken first.

My herbal tea to relieve anxiety – Hawthorn (Tranquilizer): 40 g- Sweet Flavors (soothing properties): 40 g- Melissa (Antispasmodic, especially during digestive disorders associated): 30 g My capsules of plants (dry extracts, composition by capsule) – Hawthorn: 0.15 g- Valerian (Anxiety disorders associated with a depressive note): 0.15 g

My essential oils (HE)

To apply in massage on the temples and in the solar plexus.

– HE Lavender: 2 ml

– Vegetable oil of hazelnut (Soothes tension): 36 ml

My diet

Avoid caffeine-based drinks (coffee, colas …) and eat the most balanced meals possible to relieve anxiety. Dairy products have an effect considered relaxing because of the presence of casein.

Beware of fake friends that are alcoholic beverages: they have a sedative action but cause a poor sleep that ultimately increase anxiety disorders.


From nervousness and jitters to panic attacks of post-traumatic neurosis

Many people are prone to inadequate responses, sometimes close to real distress in the face of a stressful event, in the short or long term.

Conventional treatments

– benzodiazepines: Tranxene®, Lysanxia®, Nordaz®, Xanax®, Lexomil®, Temesta® …

– antipsychotics (during severe disorders of post-traumatic neurosis): zyprexa®, Xeroquel®, Risperdal®.

Plants are particularly interesting in all benign forms of stress, stage … which are disabling in everyday life. They must be associated with a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet and a sufficiently sustained and regular physical activity.

My soothing herbal tea without losing my intellectual means – Odoriferous scent (Help to better control his emotivity): 40 g- Tilleul (calming): 50 g My essential oils (HE) Massage of the temples before a possibly-sante-health situation (exams, maintenance hiring …) .- HE ylang-ylang: 2 ml- HE lavandin: 2 ml

– Vegetable oil of hazelnut: 36 ml

My diet

Know that any food imbalance aggravates the disorders. Before a situation that could be stressful, anticipate preparing yourself as an athlete for a “test”: drink (only water or thyme tea); starchy rice or some potatoes steam; salmon type fish or some lean meat such as chicken breast; and fruit or compote.

Agitation, hyperactive child

(After the age of 12)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is medically recognized. There is a concentration problem in children with “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” (characteristics of the official definition: plus 6 months of disorders that started before the age of 7). ).

Conventional treatments

– psychostimulants: Ritaline®, Concerta®.

Plants do not substitute for treatments when they are absolutely necessary – be careful with over-prescriptions – but can be of help at the beginning, during minor disorders, or accompany conventional treatments, then be used in relay.

Herbal tea helping to reduce the chronic agitation of my child

– Lotier (lotus corniculatus, reduces the emotivity exacerbated): 35 g

– Poppy (Soothing): 35 g

Scented Verbena (Improves taste): 25 g

My child’s diet

It must be ensured that the meals are taken at a fixed time and be vigilant on sugar intake (added sugar), and more particularly sodas and other industrial juices. They can increase the agitation. Have the child drink only water and milk (as tolerated) and only occasionally allow sweets, ice creams and pastries.

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