Little bit anxiety is a reasonable part of our life. It is a byproduct of living in a chaotic and competitive world. Nevertheless, not every time anxiety is terrible as it makes you aware of the danger, helps calculate the risk and motivates you to stay prepared and organized. However, many people suffer from chronic anxiety and headache, and it becomes a daily struggle for them.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues that make a person experience symptoms such as disturbed sleep, tension headache, nervousness, racing heart, chest pain and agitation.
Unchecked anxiety significantly affects your life quality. This is why you need to take control of it as early as possible.
In this article, I will tell you a secret recipe to combat anxiety and headache.
Secret Beverage to Combat Anxiety
The main ingredient of our secret recipe is lavender.
Since ages, lavender is used to relieve chronic headache and decrease stress. Research shows that the components present in lavender has the same effect as Valium and combats stress and anxiety along with relieving tension headache. It detoxifies body and improves immunity.
Health Benefits of Lavender
Lavender oils and flowers have both medicinal and cosmetic properties. It is antifungal, antibacterial and effective antidepressant and sedative.
Lavender is rich in volatile oils with a distinctive and pleasing fragrance and is used in aromatherapy to relieve stress and deliver relaxing experience.
In addition, lavender is used internally to get rid of insomnia, tension headache, gastrointestinal distress, nervous stomach and anxiety.
The second main ingredient of our secret recipe to combat anxiety and headaches is lemon juice. Lemon is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
Health Benefits of Lemon
Research has found that vitamin C slows ageing, repairs damaged cells and tissues, and also prevent heart diseases.
Citrus oil alleviates the symptoms of anxiety and stress. It also has pain-relieving properties.
Combining the above two effective and potent ingredients to make a beverage to combat anxiety and alleviate headache makes sense.
Lavender lemonade not only reduces headache but also promotes relaxation. Besides the health benefits, It is a delicious and refreshing beverage.
How to Make Lavender Lemonade
- Water – 250 ml or 1 cup
- Dried lavender – 2 tablespoons (you may also use a half cup of fresh lavender)
- Honey – one-third cup
- Fresh lemon juice of about two Lemon
- Coldwater – four cups
- Lavender and lemon wedges for garnishing.
- Boil a cup of water.
- Remove it from heat
- Add dried lavender to it.
- Steep it for about 15 minutes to make lavender tea.
- Strain the infusion
- Add lemon juice, honey and cold water. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- Garnish it with lavender and lemon wedges.
Your secret concoction to combat anxiety and alleviate headache is ready.
If lavender is not available, you may sip ginger or basil leaves tea to calms down anxiety:
Ginger Tea– Ginger is a traditional home remedy for anxiety. It is rich in gingerol, which is an antioxidant that detoxifies harmful chemicals produced by the body when body is stressed.
Steep a few slices of ginger in a cup of steaming water for 5 minutes. Strain and sip it warm. You may add honey to it for taste.
Tulsi or Holy Basil Leaves – Chronic stress not only leads to inflammation but also increases the free radicals in the body. Holy basil leaves being rich in antioxidants counteracts the free radical and fights oxidative stress. Modern research also shows that basil leaves are effective in treating anxiety and tension headache.
Drink basil leaves tea two time in a day. To prepare basil leaves tea add one fourth cup of tulsi leaves to a cup of water. Steep for 20 minutes. Strain the concoction and drink it warm.
Always remember you are not the only one who is suffering from anxiety. One out of every five adults suffer from it. It is important for you to know that how much anxiety is too much. No doubt, lavender lemonade calms your emotions but if you feel anxious often, that interrupts your daily life; you need to talk to your doctor and may also try other ways to manage anxiety.
Eat healthy foods, exercise, practice meditation, get enough sleep and avoid stimulants such as tea and coffee to calm yourself. If you smoke better, quit smoking.