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Natural Home Remedy – Stress

Stress is the term given to the difficulty that the body faces while combating a physical or emotional threat, be it actual or imagined. Some of the common symptoms of stress include irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physical reactions, such as headaches and accelerated heart rate.

Common symptoms of stress include:
* Irritability
* Muscle tension
* Inability to concentrate
* Headaches
* Increased heart rate
* Exhaustion
Other more severe symptoms can occur as a result of extreme stress, such as:
* Dizzy spells or blackouts
* Rectal bleeding
* Chronic neck and back pains
* Trembling
* Hives

Causes of Stress :
* Hormonal factors.
* Chronic diseases.
* Financial issues such as poverty, unemployment, debt.
* Family issues such as births, deaths, marriage, divorce.

– The first and most important thing that you need to do to take care of the stress is to sleep well. The longer you are awake, the more you tend to think of the problems that are stressing you out.
– Stress Relief with a Hot Bath.
– Relieve Stress by Stretching.
*  Roll your shoulders up and back, and inhale deeply.
* Hold for one second.
* Slowly exhale and relax your shoulders.
* Repeat this sequence five times.
– Press your Temples to Reduce Stress.
– Roll Your Jaw to Treat Stress.
– Chew 10-20 leaves of Holy Basil everyday.
– Apply a paste with dry ginger and water/ milk on your forehead. Its cooling properties will help ease off the stress a bit.
– Eat foods that have anti oxidants. Fruits like berries, melons and oranges are a rich source of anti oxidants. Amongst the vegetables broccoli and carrots fall in this category.
– Avoid eating extremely spicy food. Sweet or bland food keep you fit.
– Avoid caffeine.
– Using various ayurvedic herbs like brahmi, ashwagandha and St.John Wort are also highly beneficial in the treatment of stress.
– Brisk walk for at least 45 minutes daily is also effective in dealing with stress.
– Meditation is also effective stress remedy to provide relief from stress as it diverts the mind to some good thoughts.
– Drink a hot cup of milk mixed with honey and cinnamon. It will reduce stress.
– Add some fresh Rose petals to a cup of boiling water and add sugar and drink as and when there is a feeling of depression.
– Get a good head massage done with either coconut oil or with sandalwood oil.
– Include green leafy vegetables, fruits, salads, whole wheat grain, beans, grams, sprouts, fresh curd, etc.
– Take Vitamin A and B rich foods to fight against stress. Food items rich in Vitamin A and B are green leafy vegetables, sprouts, banana, etc.
– Maintain a daily routine and do exercise regularly.
– Bishop’s Weeds (Ajwain) are effective in treating stress.
– Take some betel leaves and wash them in water. Place the leaves on the forehead and leave them there for sometime. This is likely to bring relief from stress.

Regular physical exercise plays an important role in the fight against stress. It not only keeps the body mentally and physically fit, but also provides recreation and mental relaxation.

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