What better way to de-stress at the end of a long day, than with a hot cup of herbal tea?

In our fast-paced society, dealing with stress has become a normal part of everyday life. While it may be impossible to completely eliminate stress from your lifestyle, there are certain ways of managing stress which can help ensure that you remain in good health. Aside from prescription medications, many people turn to herbal remedies to help reduce stress. Here are a few of the most common anti-stress herbal teas.

Note: Many of these herbs have not been examined by the FDA as official anti-stress remedies. This simply includes herbs that are popular anti-stress remedies. Always consult your physician before attempting to self-medicate with herbal remedies.

Lavender

Lavender is cited as being a calming, relaxing herb for helping to reduce stress. Lavender lotions, candles and aromatherapy infusions may all be used in addition to lavender tea for helping to de-stress.

Kava Kava

This south pacific herb has been used for thousands of years to treat stress and anxiety. It’s also cited as being an effective treatment for depression. Use caution when using Kava Kava for stress, since it may interact with other medications.

St. John’s Wort

This anti-depression herb is also often used as an anti-stress remedy. Many herbalists warn that St. John’s Wort takes around 30 days to be effective, which means you might want to combine St. John’s Wort tea with herbal supplements for maximum effectiveness.

Chamomile

Chamomile tea is sweet, calming and relaxing. Herbalists use it for helping to promote sleep and feelings of overall well-being. Chamomile is a delicate herb tea, and can be safely consumed before bedtime.