Something about calming herbs


Today, people often suffer from various mental disorders. There are many reasons for this condition: polluted environment, overtime, the rhythm of life, food "on the go". The body cannot withstand such a load, and as a result, the person becomes restless, tired, irritated, disturbed sleep. In this case, there are two ways: run to the pharmacy for pills or brew herbs and soothing fees.

It is believed that soothing herbal teas are quite safe, they act softer, have a favorable effect on the nervous system, normalize sleep, relieve fatigue and irritability.

Indications for the use of soothing herbs

- Severe irritability;
- anger and aggression directed at people around you;
- inability to relax due to frequent pain and itching;
- loss of full control over emotions;
- increased fatigue;
- nervous tension;
- insomnia or restless sleep;
- stressful lifestyle;
- increased anxiety.

Some usage rules

In order for soothing herbs to bring maximum benefit, you need to follow some rules of their reception. Herbal teas should be taken at a minimum dose. If they are consumed in the evening 2-3 hours before going to bed, they will bring the greatest benefit to the body.

You can drink brewed herbs no longer than 1 month. Then you need to take a break of 2 weeks. Also, you can not take the same sedative collection for longer than six months, so as not to cause an addictive effect.

Now let's look at the most popular herbs that will help you get rid of stress and anxiety


Motherwort or dog nettle. The grass grows everywhere-motherwort can be found in Europe and Asia, in Siberia and the Middle East, throughout the middle zone of the globe.

Its properties are similar to Valerian, but its action is much faster. To relieve nervous tension with tea, you can only use a leaf of motherwort. It is an antioxidant with a pronounced calming and sedative effect. It relieves spasms, calms the Central nervous system, reduces susceptibility to external stimuli, and acts as an antistress. At the same time, there is evidence that motherwort improves cognitive functions. However, pregnant and lactating women should refrain from using it.

Valerian root

This plant is one of the most popular sedatives. It is found everywhere in Russia. It is used in medicine as an effective remedy for insomnia, nervous agitations, migraines.

Tea with Valerian will help with insomnia, relieves nervous tension and anxiety. Irritability and anxiety disappear. In addition to soothing properties, it has other positive effects: relieves sore throat, normalizes blood pressure and heart rate.

Clearly expressed side effects "Catnip" does not have, because it requires a systematic, regular, long enough intake.


The medicinal properties of Thyme have long been known. Other names of this miraculous gift of nature are creeping thyme, mountain or Crimean thyme, Bogorodskaya grass (because of its magical properties attributed to it) and incense. The Thyme is widespread throughout our country, especially in Western Siberia and the Caucasus.

Medicinal value is the herb Thyme, collected at the beginning of flowering (flowering stems separated from woody, rough shoots).

Thyme preparations have a calming and weak hypnotic effect. For insomnia, they should be used 1 time a day in the afternoon. With strong nervous excitement, Thyme can be used several times during the day. For treatment, use tincture of thyme, herbal tea with thyme herb, thyme essential oil is used separately.

Also, thyme herb has a disinfectant, expectorant and analgesic effect.


Mint is a perennial herbaceous plant with a pleasant aroma, which has many healing properties. The main component of the herb is menthol (essential oil), thanks to which it has a special flavor.

Among the useful properties of mint are especially distinguished:
- fighting colds;
- reducing anxiety and stress, fighting insomnia;
- stimulation of brain activity;
- fighting depression and stress.


A drink with Melissa is a real find for you! With a pleasant taste and aroma, it gently relieves irritability, fatigue, depression, and even headaches. The "broken", insomnia and loss of strength disappears, as well as normalizes the mental state in General. However, prolonged or excessive use of such a drink leads to a strong decrease in blood pressure, so you need to control the number of receptions.

Tender, rich green leaves of the medicinal plant have a number of positive properties, they not only help to treat various diseases, but also are one of the best preventive measures, positively affecting the immune system and the entire body as a whole.

A Linden flowers

Useful properties of the flowers are determined by the whole complex of substances that make up its composition. Here is an essential oil, and a set of polysaccharides, bioflavonoids and saponins, as well as antioxidant vitamins-carotenoids and vitamin C.

Medicinal properties of Linden flowers:
- tones and soothes;
- relieves inflammation, swelling and itching;
- considered an antipyretic and diuretic;
- improving digestion;
- reduces blood sugar levels and reduces its viscosity;
- accelerates metabolism;
- treats inflammation of the genitourinary system.

Linden flowers are present in herbal collections intended for the treatment of inflammation in the oral cavity, such as angina. Decoctions and tinctures are used for ulcers, burns, inflammation of hemorrhoids, as well as for relieving joint pain in the exacerbation of gout and arthritis.


Oregano is a well-known marjoram – a beautiful aromatic herb that blooms in July. Oregano grows almost all over the country in dry places, clearings, edges. The aboveground part is used as a medicinal raw material.

An infusion of oregano is used for nervous stress and excitement as a sedative, for insomnia. It is also useful for atherosclerosis and radiculitis.

Oregano has a positive effect on the respiratory system. It is taken for bronchitis, pneumonia, colds, bronchial asthma, suffocation, and pulmonary tuberculosis. Hoarseness, cough is well treated with an infusion of oregano on boiled milk, especially when taken before bedtime.


Lavender is a world-famous aromatic herb with purple inflorescences, which is widely used in various spheres of human life.

The herb relaxes, calms the nervous system, helps with neurosis, melancholy, migraines, normalizes the emotional background and sleep, raises the mood. This is a mild sleeping pill that does not give side effects at a moderate dosage. Today, the herb is often prescribed for vegetative dystonia, loss of strength, loss of appetite, heart pain, neuralgia.

Also, lavender has a mild diuretic effect, well eliminates puffiness. It is used in the complex therapy of kidney and bladder diseases. Helps with functional disorders of the digestive system, provoked by nervous excitement. Relieves spasms and colic of the stomach and intestines, helps with bloating, has a mild choleretic effect.


Chamomile flowers contain a lot of apigenin, which has a positive effect on the brain and nervous system. The medicinal properties of this plant were described in the time of Avicenna.

Chamomile tea helps to relieve stress and calm the nerves, relax and restore sleep, reduce panic and remove muscle clamps. The calming effect is not the only plus of chamomile tea. This is harmless for virtually all the drink relieves menstrual pains, struggling with a sore throat, colds, flu. Its use is recommended for those who constantly suffer from migraines and headaches. Chamomile herbal tea also improves memory and attention.

Herbal tea

There are quite a lot of different recipes for making infusions and teas with herbs. The plant world of medicinal herbs is large, so they can be changed every week. Each of them performs its own functions, as well as perfectly complement each other.

Tea with Melissa and Mint

Since the middle Ages, these herbs have been known and actively used as an effective sleeping aid. To make this tea, you will need:
- dry mint – 1 tablespoon;
- crushed melisa-1 tablespoon.

Herbs are poured into a teapot and filled with a glass of boiling water. Cover with a lid and infuse for 15 minutes. Then you get a delicious infusion with a light lemon taste. To prepare such a drink, you can use fresh leaves of these herbs, first they need to be rinsed under water and brewed in the same way.

Chamomile tea with lavender

Lavender goes well with chamomile and mint, and you can also make mono tea. We offer to prepare a fragrant and healthy drink from lavender with chamomile. To do this, mix 2 tablespoons of lavender flowers, 2 tablespoons of chamomile in a teapot and pour 2 cups of hot water. But you do not need to pour boiling water on the herbs. Leave the tea to infuse for 20 minutes. If you like hotter threads, it can be slightly warmed in the microwave, but again do not bring to a boil.

Linden tea and lemon balm

Suitable for irritability. For the preparation should be mixed in equal doses, the herb of Linden and lemon balm. The resulting composition must be filled with boiling water in the amount of 1 cup and put on fire. Boil for 5 minutes. The resulting tea should be infused for at least 20 minutes, after which it should be well filtered. In the resulting tea, you should mix a spoonful of natural honey and drink small SIPS. With the systematic use of this miracle tea, stress and irritation will go away, there will be stability and calmness of the nervous system.

Mint and motherwort tea

To brew tea, mix 12 grams of chamomile, motherwort and 20 grams of melissa, linden and mint. All the ingredients should be mixed, then took 3 tablespoons to brew a liter of boiling water. The resulting composition must be maintained for at least 15 minutes. This tea should be drunk up to several times a day, a warm broth is good to add a spoonful of honey or lingonberry jam. This tea easily acts on the nervous system, calming it and causing absolutely no harm.

Herbal teas to calm the nerves and normalize sleep are becoming more and more relevant in our time. Having brewed a Cup of tea with a soothing collection, you will feel rested, confidence in your abilities will appear and irritation will go away.

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