Herbs for Stress Management

By | February 8, 2014

Natural herbs for stress management are often much better for their bodies than the drugs that most people on rely on to conquer stress.

Symptoms of Stress


When you are suffering from stress you may experience a number of symptoms, which you may not even recognize as being caused by stress. These symptoms are:

  • Insomnia
  • Short temper
  • Overeating or lack of appetite
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Ulcers
  • Migraine headaches
  • High blood pressure

Sometimes the pace of modern life can get too much and you will find that certain changes are. However, when change is not an option, herbal supplements can often be a good remedy. It is important to fight these symptoms as early as possible in order to avoid possible complications that can result from them.

Hawthorn Berry


The Hawthorn berry is a very good herb for stress management, and is often the herb of choice for treating mild high blood pressure. The berries have relaxing properties and are very effective when taken to combat symptoms of stress such as breathing difficulty and panic attacks. If you’re feeling stressed brew up a cup of Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time tea, which includes Hawthorne berry in addition to Chamomile and other calming herbs.


If you have difficulty in obtaining the berries or their capsule derivatives, oats are very easy to find and are extremely potent herbs for stress management. When your body feels as if it has been stretched to the limit, oats are very effective and provide much needed nourishment that your body needs. Some people do not enjoy eating oats, but there is another solution. You can drink oat straw tea to achieve the same results in a more pleasant manner. Oats also provide natural energy to the body that in turn fights off the symptoms of stress before you even realize that you may be developing a stress problem.

Lavender Essential Oil

When you are feeling stress or tense, inhaling the aroma produced by lavender essential oil will help you relax and distress. It is also an excellent, non-drug solution to insomnia. Place a few drops of oil on a tissue or handkerchief and place on your pillow, or simply put a touch of oil under your nose and on each temple. You will relax enough to drift off to sleep.

If you are feeling stressed and experiencing symptoms of stress, consider changing your lifestyle first. If that’s not possible, start treating yourself with herbs for stress management rather than pharmaceuticals that often have side effects must worse than the stress symptoms you are trying to treat.

*For a full selection of essential oils, we recommend Mountain Rose Herbs.