5 Different Teas to Help Relieve Stress or Anxiety

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When life is stressful, take a break and drink some tea. 🍵

If you’re a tea-drinker or want to try some, here are five types of tea that can help you relieve stress:

1. Chamomile Tea

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Chamomile, which is native to many European countries like Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Morocco, has been used to aid sleep and treat fevers, colds, and stomach illnesses. Since excessive stress and anxiety may lead to sleeplessness, chamomile tea can help you fall asleep.

2. Catnip Tea

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While catnip is known for its calming effects on cats, it can also benefit people. As it relieves stress, it can also lessen your anxiety. Other benefits? It can also help you fall asleep, relieve headaches, and helps healing, especially when you have the cold or flu.

3. Green Tea

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While green tea contains lots of caffeine, it has polyphenol, which helps reduce stress and anxiety. It helps keep you calm and awake, so you don’t feel tired.

4. Lavender Tea

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Lavender tea stimulates your senses and may help in reducing stress and anxiety levels. The University of Maryland Medical Center refers to scientific studies that talk about how breathing in the scent of lavender “promotes relaxation” because it may be able to lessen your nervous system’s activity’s speed.

5. Tulsi (Holy Basil) Tea

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Tulsi (Holy Basil) improves the body’s natural response to stress. While it does not change one’s mood, tulsi helps the body function at its best during times of stress.

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