Herbs for relaxation: the list of herbs that help relax the mind and muscles. What are anxiolytic herbs and herbs to relieve muscle tension in the back, abdomen and stomach.
The relaxation herbs par excellence they arelemon balm, lime, valerian and passion flower. They can be taken through mother tinctures, dry extracts in tablet form or, again, products composed of a mix of sedative and calming plants. The relaxation herbs they can be grown, dried and used for the preparation of infusions is herbal teas do-it-yourself. With the preparation of do-it-yourself herbal teas it will be difficult to establish the effective dosages of the various active ingredients; to be sure about the dosages to be used, only herbal preparations that report concentrations, percentages and dosages can help us. Some beneficial properties of relaxation herbs they can be exploited through aromatherapy.
- The Melissa
Anyone who cannot tolerate stress well may find it in thelemon balma good ally, an excellent one relaxation herb. The leaves ofMelissa officinalis (this is the botanical name of the Melissa) are prescribed by "naturopaths" to soothe various disorders of the gastrointestinal system, nervous system, liver and bile. The benefits of lemon balm are not only theoretical: it has been shown that prolonged use of lemon balm is effective in managing stress and relieving nervousness. Research authors report"A significant increase in processing speed and better stress tolerance"following the administration of high dosages of lemon balm extracts. There lemon balm it would also be able to relax the stomach muscles, useful in case of cramps.
- The Passiflora
Defined, par excellence, the natural anxiolytic. Ally of sleep and relaxation. Passiflora has a large number of beneficial properties. For every information:Passionflower, properties and benefits. For those who love gardening and DIY infusions:Passionflower, cultivation and info.
- The Linden
The herbal medicine, the lime tree represents a reference point for those looking fornatural remedies to relaxand to improve the circulatory system. Both leaves and flowers are used for the lime tree. For all information on the properties of the lime tree: Linden flowers, property. Linden, the edible parts.
- The Valerian
Valerian is the natural remedy most popular to soothe anxiety disorders is insomnia. To improve the effects of valerian to relax and prepare for sleep better, it is recommended to combine it with extracts of passionflower. Lemon balm is a good natural remedy for too relax the muscles.
The herbs of relaxation: plants to relax the muscles
To make the most of the relaxation herbs to relax the muscles of the abdomen, back, legs ... the ideal is to use them topically, with the application through relaxing massages. With herbs it is possible to prepare excellent ointments for relaxing massages. Here are which herbs to use and how:
- The Rosemary
Rosemary is a widely used spice in cooking and its extracts have important properties. Its active ingredients are able to relieve menstrual cramps and muscle spasms. For all properties: rosemary essential oil, on the information page on where to buy it, how to use it and how much it costs.
Lavender essential oil can also help against muscle spasms. Lavender flower oil is known as one of the best natural remedies for relaxing muscles. For all properties and to find out where to buy and how much it costs, we refer you to the page dedicated tolavender essential oil.
For the preparation of ointments based onrelaxation herbsfor relax muscle tension, just add a few drops of the essential oil chosen in a spoonful of vegetable oil, even better if almond oil. It is also possible to use mixtures of several essential oils to have combined effects: an ointment given by almond oil and a mix of essential oils such as lavender, rosemary and grapefruit, in addition to relaxing the muscles, it will exert an activating action of blood circulation, excellent for those with water retention problems.
For muscle well-being, in addition torelaxation herbsto relax the muscles, you can take advantage of the beneficial properties ofepsom salts.
Treat yourself with herbs, the anti-inflammatory plant: the devil's claw.
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