Stress is something we all have to deal with at one time or another. The stress response is a natural biological function, but can become hazardous when allowed to reach chronic proportions. Here are some nutrients suggested by Dr Majid Ali to help us keep our stress levels in check.
First and foremost, it is important to use herbs in moderate doses and in rotation. All herbs become drugs if used in large doses and for long periods of time. Historically most drugs were isolated from herbs and plant sources.
Chamomile taken as tea or in capsule form is helpful in chronic stress and anxiety states. It may be safely added to prescriptions for valerian.
St. John’s Wort and Ginkgo Biloba in doses of 250 to 500 milligrams, two or three times a day.
Passion flower, Catnip and Skullcap are mild herbs that have been extensively used for managing irritability, anxiety and stress.
Don’t wait for stress and anxiety to become so strong it overpowers you. Use nutritional supplements, exercise and meditation as preventative medicine when you anticipate or enter stressful times.
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