Thursday, August 19, 2021

Top three herbs that get me through the stress of living this pandemic life

During a lengthy discussion about mood-altering substances, Ashawagandha was mentioned. I use it to slow me down after drinking too much caffeine. It was suggested by a listener during my podcast on, that I should only use a teaspoon after saying it makes me sleepy. 
Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub that grows in Asia and Africa. It is commonly used for stress like the stress experienced during this pandemic life!  Ashwagandha contains chemicals that might help calm the brain, reduce swelling, lower blood pressure, and alter the immune system, according to WebMD. Ashawagandha is considered an adaptogen, which is believed to help the body resist physical and mental stress. Some of the conditions it is used for include insomnia, aging and anxiety. 
Also, Tulsi is another herb I use to deal with stress. According to Tulsi is considered an adaptogenic herb that is thought to help adapt the body to stress and boost energy. Tulsi is used for anxiety, stress, fatigue and may be used in herbal formulations to treat asthma, bronchitis, colds and the flu. 
Bacopa or Brahmi powder is used for improved brain function in cases like Alzheimer's disease, memory and thinking skills deficit, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to WebMD. Besides helping your brain work more efficiently, I originally purchased Bacopa powder to use on my hair for growth. I learned later how good for the body bacopa tea was overall and the more you take it the more thinking clarity you will experience.

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