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5 Mood-Boosting Herbal Teas

Herbal Teas: Why Do They Work?

Herbal teas are common stress or anxiety-relieving teas, and some may even drink such teas as complementary therapy to an ongoing mental condition.

Drinking herbal teas can help to:

  • improve sleep or insomnia

  • soothe stomach or digestive issues

  • soothe menstrual cramps

  • improve nausea/morning sickness

  • improve blood pressure levels

1. Peppermint Tea

  • Its aroma can reduce frustration, anxiety and fatigue

  • Can be used to soothe headaches

  • Research has shown that peppermint aroma can soothe anxiety in times of heart attack and childbirth

2. Chamomile Tea

  • Has calming and sedative effects

  • Can ease insomnia and anxiety

  • Long-term use can reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

  • NOTE: do not drink chamomile if you are allergic to ragweed

3. Lemon Balm Tea

  • Used in the treatment of insomnia, mild-moderate anxiety and depression

  • It boosts GABA, a neurotransmitter that soothes stress

  • NOTE: over-consumption of lemon balm may give you nausea or belly pain.

4. Passionflower Tea

  • Eases anxiety and improves sleep quality

  • Research has found that a passionflower supplement worked as well as a mainstream medication in soothing anxiety

  • NOTE: might not be suitable for the pregnant

5. Ashwagandha Root Tea

  • Reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue

  • Improves sleep quality

  • Research has shown that daily intakes of the root can help to reduce stress hormones by 25 percent



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