There are a lot of great herbs that can help with stress.
Some of my favorites are Ashwagandha Herb, which relaxes and also works great for anxiety and panic attacks.
Kava Kava also works well to take the edge off tension and helps you relax and at the same time keeps you focused. Kava Kava is used extensively in the South Pacific and because of that they partake of less alcohol than other parts of the world.
Ginseng is also great, Ginseng gets your body going and at the same time mitigates the effects of stress and improves performance.
Chamomile tea is one of the old standbys for stress that will help you sleep… and some people drink Chamomile tea all day long.
Lavender Tea also works well for relaxing, soothing, and making your day much more relaxed. You can also mix Lavender Tea with Chamomile Tea and then you have very good combination that soothes away stress and anxiety.
Valerian Root has been around forever to help alleviate stress and anxiety and even lower blood pressure. If you look at any herbal stress formula it will have Valerian Root as one of the herbs.
Passion Flower Tea works great especially if you have high blood pressure and want to feel more relaxed and lower your blood pressure at the same time.
And Hops Tea… I think Hops (what they use in beer) are overlooked these days for stress and anxiety… but dried Hops Tea with honey, and lots of honey because dried Hops are a little bitter works great.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist