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When the going gets tough, the tough make an herbal tea!
Everyone has stressful times in their life – it might be exam time at school, deadlines at work, difficult personal issues, or trauma.
While the human body has developed ways to deal with the stressors of everyday life, when the effects of the stressors are too great, long-lasting, or even unusual, then a series of biochemical and other physical changes occur.
Nearly every disease can be aggravated or even caused by stress and destructive emotions including headaches, colitis, ulcers, fatigue, and high blood pressure.
There are many ways to deal with stress including life strategies and meditation.
So how can make an herbal tea help with stress? Herbal teas can help with the results of stress
Boiling the kettle and selecting the tea- the actions in making a tea can bring focus and help to calm the mind.
Sitting quietly and sipping on an herbal tea can help to relax and give you perspective.
Then the herbs themselves are therapeutic by regulating your heartbeat, calming and nourishing the adrenal glands, and settling the nerve endings in your tummy.
Then you can deal with the issue at hand.
It is important then to realise that although you can’t always control what happens, you can always control how you respond or react.
In this blend, I have combined 4 herbs to address various aspects of trauma.
The Hawthorn leaf will regulate blood pressure because when we are stressed, our blood pressure rises. The Siberian Ginseng and Withania (Ashwagandha) will help with adrenal support and the herb, Yarrow will calm a stressed tummy. A stressed tummy is different to an upset tummy from food as the nerve endings end in the gut.
That’s what causes butterflies in the tummy!
Stressed people often live on their adrenals so it is important to maintain good support. The alarm reaction (the fear/fight/flight/frozen response) is when the hypothalamus gland triggers the sympathetic nervous system and adrenal medulla, so that adrenalin and cortisol are secreted into general circulation.
Exhaustion, which reflects prolonged stress, means the organs and body systems “wear out” known as adrenal exhaustion.
Physically, the following happens. The body experiences shrinkage of the thymus, spleen, lymph nodes. There is a decrease in white cell blood production, sex hormones decline, blood pressure increases – all lead to immune system illnesses.
It is interesting to note how animals react to stress. They will not eat, they drink lots of water, and they try to escape the stress, and they rest.
Some customers have combined this tea with the Herbal Teas Australia CALM tea for an effective and delicious herbal tea blend.
If sleep is an issue, combine the STRESS HEAD tea with our SLEEP tea at night.
Here’s an idea. Make up the Stress head tea, allow to cool and pour into your water bottle and sip throughout the day.
I have had customers tell me that they take the bottle of tea with them into meetings when they know it will be a stressful situation.
The herbs are also safe for children and can help them to relax and feel confident.