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4 Infusions to Relieve Stress

Millions of people around the world suffer from stress, and it is well-known that stress can cause severe discomfort. Below are some infusion suggestions to help relieve you from this cunning illness, offered by the French website Grands-Mères – Le blog des remèdes, recettes et astuces:

Tilia Lime

Tilia lime infusions is without doubt the widely-known remedy for stress, due to the fact that it can help heal anxiety, insomnia and nervous fatigue. Tilia lime, which is know for its sedative and antispasmodic characteristics, can be consumed as a form of herbal tea. People suffering from hyperactivity, irritability and stress can also dissolve 1,5 tablespoons of Tilia lime flowers in 1 liter of water and add it to their bath in order to feel more comfortable.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a herb with anxiolytic characteristics which can gently regulate the nervous system. People suffering from stress must drink 1 cup of lemon balm infusion when the stress manifests itself or before going to sleep for those who suffer from insomnia. In order to prepare 1 cup of lemon balm infusion you will need: 10 fresh leaves (or 5 dry ones) and 200 ml of water. This is a perfect remedy for mild anxiety or nervousness.

Common Hop

Traditionally, hop infusions are known to cause calm, serenity and restorative sleep. In order to prepare a hop infusion similar to herbal tea you will need: 30g of hop, 1 liter of water and then low-temperature maceration for 12-24 hours or boiling infusion. Drink one cup before eating in order to benefit from the sedative and calming characteristics of hop.

Valerian Herb

Valerian herb infusions does miracles when it comes to combating stress. Valerian soothes the nerves and calms excitement, and it is ideal for reducing agitation and mental rumination before falling asleep. In order to prepare 1 cup of Valerian infusion you will need: 1 tablespoon (3 grams) of Valerian roots and 200 ml of water. The active substances in this herb allow you to fall asleep naturally.