Stress [rate]

Seasonal stress and anxiety can have far reaching consequences on your health. Apart from inhibitindigestion, stress and anxiety has been found to increase high blood pressure exposing the victim to cardiac diseases including stroke and heart failure. In addition, stress has been found to increase the levels of cholesterol in blood through actions of noradrenaline and adrenaline on the release of fatty acids. Recent studies have found stress suppresses the immune system exposing the victim to different diseases. For example, due to weakened immune system, people suffering from stress are prone to cold and flu.

Unfortunately, dealing with stress is not an easy task. Although continuous counselling and social support can help to alleviate the condition, Ashwagandha and Rhodiola herbs have been found to alleviate stress and anxiety. In this write-up, we will look at some of the uses and how each herb works to fight stress and anxiety.

 

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha, also known Withania Somnifera is an Ayurvedic herb that has been found to reduce stress and anxiety. Native to South East Asia, Ashwagandha has several uses in India including boosting vitality and longevity. However, the herb is popularly used to fight stress. In India, the herb is described as adaptogen as it helps in regeneration of body cells.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is rich in saponins, withaferins, withanolides, and alkaloids with therapeutic properties. These compounds increases body and mind resistance to stress and also reduce high levels of hormone cortisol, thus, lowering stress and anxiety without any side effects.

 

Here are some of the benefits of using Ashwagandha:

It aids in calming the mind. Helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Helps to boost the quality of sleep. Promotes reduction of chronic stress.

Rhodiola

This is another herb that has been found to help in fighting stress and anxiety. The herb has been popularly used in China and Russia to help users cope with the stress especially during cold seasons. In the U.S, Rhodiola has been approved by the FDA as a safe and effective natural supplement to alleviate stress.

Rhodiola

Research has found Rhodiola to contain saponins and alkaloids with stimulating and relaxing effects. Clinical studies have found the herb to reduce stress without causing any side effects to the user.

There are several benefits of using Rhodiola. Some of them include:

  • The herb has been found to lower the levels of hormone cortisol, thereby helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Rhodiola increases energy and endurance enabling the user to take more exercises. This indirectly helps to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • The herb improves mental clarity and alertness.
  • The herb has been found to boost the quality of sleep.

Through reduced stress, Rhodiola helps to improve the immune systems.

 

Stress can have far much effects on one’s life. Ashwagandha and Rhodiola herbs have been found to reduce stress and also help in stress and anxiety management without causing any side effects to the users.

 

References

http://www.calmclinic.com/supplements-for-anxiety/rhodiola-rosea

https://www.morphemeremedies.com/product/ashwagandha-capsules/

http://www.highernature.co.uk/Products/Rhodiola#.Vg7jTeyqqko

http://www.simplypsychology.org/stress-immune.html