If you’re finding it hard combating your stress levels, especially in these uncertain times and find yourself shying away from over the counter aids, then try introducing some of the following herbs to your diet. You might be pleasantly surprised how effective these natural remedies are at lifting your mood as well as adding taste to your food….
Rosemary – Helps at relaxing muscles by improving blood flow to to them. (used as a seasoning in a variety of dishes, such as soups, casseroles, salads, and stews, great with lamb).
Sage – Stress often lowers concentration. Studies shows that it can help with memory and level of concentration.
(you may be familiar with this herb as a classic holiday stuffing but it can also be in bean dishes, tomato sauces, chicken rissotto and pesto).
Tarragon – Known as nature’s tranquilliser it promotes a feeling of calm.
(Salmon, chicken, vegetables: such as carrots, asparagus sprinkled over cooked vegetables much like parsley).
Dill – Good for digestive disorders, as well as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) common in people who are stressed. Used in a great number of dishes such as soups, salads and good used with potatoes and fish.