Stressed? April is Stress Awareness Month

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Stressed? April is Stress Awareness Month
Wed, 04-11-2012 - 5:42am

Stressed?April is Stress Awareness Month. To help you deal with yours, try these helpful herbs.

  • Chamomile, for sleeplessness, depression, irritability
  • Eucalyptus, for mental fatigue, emotional stress
  • Jasmine, for anxiety, fearfulness, tension
  • Lavender, for sleeplessness, nervousness, depression

Use chamomile and lavender brewed as a tea, eucalyptus and jasmine in a diffuser.

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Registered: 07-04-2007
Wed, 04-11-2012 - 11:21am
I can handle the teas, but not the smell of eucalyptus or jasmine (lol)--ugh, allergies. Can't stay in stores with candles or dried flowers!


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Registered: 02-25-2000
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 12:00am

Chamomile..haven't had it as tea for many years. I recall not liking it very much. If I had it mixed with something else, though, I would probably like it better.

Eucalyptus...One of my favorite natural scents.

Jasmine...I think I like it. I can't remember what it smells like alone as it's usually mixed in with other scents. It's in one of my favorite teas along with green tea & passion fruit.

Lavender...I like it in some lotions, but not in all. It depends on the brand. I don't know if I've ever had it in tea.


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Registered: 04-27-2004
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 8:57am

I tried some jasmine tea once, but didn't care for it. I think it had something to do with the fact that I had used jasmine oil as perfume in the past and it was just an odd sort of association for perfume, but not tea. Think it might end up being the same thing with lavender which I'm used to smelling as a flower, so don't know if I could drink it as a tea.

It's great how herbs, etc. can help us in so many different ways!


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Registered: 12-09-2003
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 3:10pm

I have never used lavender as a tea