5 plant medicines to help with stress.
The truth is that plants, flowers, and herbs can nourish and heal.
Origin | Philippines
Ylang Ylang (pronounced "EE-lang EE-lang" ) is a beautiful yellow flower that grows on the Cananga tree. The name comes from a Philippine’s dialect meaning “flower of flowers.” Native to tropical South Asian countries, ylang-ylang is also found in the rainforests of Indonesia where I totally fell in love with this addictive scent. Ylang ylang can help decrease blood pressure and create a relaxing effect. The sweet floral aroma is great for when you need to rest and relax, but you aren’t seeking a sedative effect. The oil opens the fifth Chakra allowing you to flow through stressful situations with ease, harmony, and peace.
Citrus aurantium amara flower
Origin | Mediterranean region and North Africa
Neroli essential oil is extract from the flowers of the orange trees. When inhaled, neroli oil may help the brain release serotonin, and reduce levels of cortisol, a stress hormone and produced an antidepressant effect. It also has has sedative, antidepressant and anti-anxiety abilities that induce feelings of relaxation, clarity, and calmness. This makes neroli one of the top choices when it comes to reducing anxiety and stress.
Origin | Europe, Africa, and West Asia
Chamomile is specific for supporting the GUT:BRAIN axis which is the communication pathway between our brain and our digestive system. Chamomile is perfect for soothing that upset stomach you get when you are feeling upset or stressed, calming down irritability and nervous tension, and gently inducing sleep.
Origin | The Mediterranean, Middle East and India
One of the most well-known herbs to induce a state of relaxation, Lavender is a gentle, strengthening tonic for the nervous system, used most commonly for insomnia. Lavender oil may also activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the part of our nervous system responsible for relaxation. By doing so, it can calm you down and also decrease somatic (physical) symptoms of anxiety.
Origin | Middle East
Emotionally uplifting, Rose helps for relieving anxiety, finding balance and strengthening Inner Being. Rose Essential Oil Relieves Stress, Fights Anxiety, and Relaxes Your Body and Mind, moving deep into your skin and the air in your lungs, regenerating skin while comforting the mind. It slowly relaxes your muscles, relieves spasms, and reduces inflammation.