Dr Oz: Best Herbs To Fight Chronic Stress
Anxiety is now a bigger mental health problem for Americans than Depression, according to Dr Oz. He shared natural alternatives you can employ to help manage your stress. Try Ashwagandha, Ginger, Rhodiola and Astragalus.
Audience member Karen said that traffic, work, and other life obstacles cause her stress. She likes yoga, tea, and running to get an escape from her stressors, but so far, she is not getting the desired results.
Dr Oz: Mary Sabo Herbal Remedies
Herbalist Mary Sabo was Dr Oz’s guest to share some anxiety remedies that have worked for her patients. She explained that she uses herbs as medicine, which has been done for thousands of years.
She chose herbs to share with Dr Oz’s audience that she compared to a car’s shocks. “They help our systems run smoothly even when there’s a bumpy road," she said. It can be easy to find an herbalist in your area, she said, if you just look.
Dr Oz: Ashwagandha Review for Sleep
Is your stress disturbing your sleep? Dr Oz and Mary Sabo said that Ashwagandha is calming, and it can deal with anxiety and insomnia, managing Cortisol levels. It is not a sedative, but it can help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
Mary suggested taking 500 mg Ashwagandha, twice daily, in the morning or at night. Alternately, try adding a teaspoon to your morning smoothie, and then again in a glass of warm milk at bedtime.
Dr Oz Herbal Stress Buster: Ginger Tea Recipe
Ginger is something most people could already have in the kitchen. It can regulate Cortisol levels and calm the body’s central nervous system. Grate fresh ginger root and use it in your favorite recipes.
You can also grate or slice an inch of ginger per cup of water. Boil this for 15 minutes, strain, and add honey to get a Ginger Tea. Drink one cup after each meal (if you want to simplify things, pick up Ginger Tea bags).
Dr Oz: Rhodiola Mental Health Boost
Rhodiola can manage mood swings and make you feel more relaxed. If you get depressed or tired, this is the herb for you. Get a boost with an antidepressant that improves mental and physical performance. Take 100 mg twice per day, at breakfast and lunch. Avoid taking this at night, Mary told Dr Oz. It will stimulate the mind, so you don’t want it before bedtime.
Dr Oz: Astragalus Review for Immunity
If you are the one in your family who always gets sick first, Astragalus is for you. It fights infections in multiple ways. You can add 1/4 tsp (or 30 drops) Astragalus, applied to the tongue or added to a glass of water. Try it twice daily for an immune boost!