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Are natural herbs ways to reduce stress?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Some botanicals, like valerian root, can be quite effective reducing anxiety.
Other supplements used for anxiety include melatonin and chamomile. But natural does not necessarily = safe, so be cautious and consult with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Some botanicals, like valerian root, can be quite effective reducing anxiety.
Other supplements used for anxiety include melatonin and chamomile. But natural does not necessarily = safe, so be cautious and consult with your doctor.
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stay active

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress.
Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.

In brief: Stay active

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress.
Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mindfulness

There are many books on mindfulness and dealing with stress and anxiety.

In brief: Mindfulness

There are many books on mindfulness and dealing with stress and anxiety.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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In brief: Possibly

There are many "natural" herbs that supposedly or do promote stress reduction.
Also, a Vitamin B complex and B12 often is said to help with stress. But activities like meditation, exercise, etc., may help more.

In brief: Possibly

There are many "natural" herbs that supposedly or do promote stress reduction.
Also, a Vitamin B complex and B12 often is said to help with stress. But activities like meditation, exercise, etc., may help more.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine

In brief: Tyrosine and HTP

If you feel stress with fatigue use tyrosine, if you feel stressed and depressed use neuro htp.
If you just feel stressed use glutamine 1gm at night.

In brief: Tyrosine and HTP

If you feel stress with fatigue use tyrosine, if you feel stressed and depressed use neuro htp.
If you just feel stressed use glutamine 1gm at night.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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