Three stress-busting herbs to add to your plate after a hectic day

Pulse racing? Palms sweaty? Wrinkled forehead? We get it, you’re stressed. With so much to do and so little time it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed and exhausted. These herbs might help take those stress levels down a notch.

Holy Basil

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Otherwise known as Tulsi, Holy basil is packed full of so much goodness. As an adaptogenic herb, this native Indian herb acts as anti-stress agent, enhancing our body’s natural response to stress and helps restore balance to the mind. One of the most revered herbs in Ayurvedic medicine it is known for its ability to calm and soothe without making you drowsy. It also tastes delish! Try adding some into a stir-fry tonight!

Ashwagandha

This exotic Indian herb packs a mean punch! Ashwagandha is believed to have compelling stress -relieving properties that reduce degenerative effects on both our nervous and immune systems. Studies have shown that it can also help relieve anxiety and has natural immune-boosting properties. Try sipping on Ashwagandha tea.

Chamomile

This calming herb is great to have growing in your background to soothe your nervous and digestive systems. It also has anti-bacterial benefits and anti-inflammatory compounds that promote tissue regeneration. So it’s great for improving your skin and hair. While we love chamomile tea you could also get inventive and try making a chamomile-infused raw dessert!