Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Overview

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2021
Change Language

Home Remedies For Stress: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

Home Remedies Side Effects Post-remedy Guidelines Recovery Results Training

What are the home remedies for stress relief?

Almost everyone experiences stress at some point of time in their lives. The term “stress” can be termed as the body’s demand for a change from a routine. It also has a direct effect on your behavioral patterns and can lead to symptoms like anxiety, restlessness, anger, depression, and sadness. Stress can also lead to mood swings in many cases. Here are the common natural home remedies for stress by which we can keep stress at bay:

  1. Deep Breathing:

    Deep breathing ensures that more oxygen enters your body and can help in the cooling of a stressful situation. It also has a positive impact on your mind. It has a soothing and calming effect if channeled rightly. To do this correctly, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable place.

    Close your eyes and inhale deeply. Hold your breath for about five seconds and exhale slowly. Relax and repeat this procedure at least 10 times. Do it as often as possible.

  2. Epsom Salt:

    Epsom salt can be very beneficial in calming you down whenever you are under stress. Stress impacts the magnesium levels in the body and can increase adrenaline levels. Epsom salt, which is high in magnesium, can help in elevating the serotonin chemical in the brain. This in turn reduces stress and promotes a relaxed state of mind.

    To use this, add a cup of Epsom salt and a few drops of essential oil of your choice, to bathwater. Soak in this tub of water for about 20 minutes and you can feel the difference.

  3. Chamomile Tea:

    Chamomile is an effective herb for reducing stress. It has soothing and calming properties and in many instances used as a mild sedative. For making the tea, add 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile to a cup of hot water. Strain after a few minutes and add a drop of honey into the tea and drink it.

  4. Laughing:

    Laughing is one of the easiest remedies for reducing stress. Laughing relaxes the muscles and improves the mood. It has been observed that people who laugh frequently are more stress-free.

  5. Sleep adequately:

    It's important to take sufficient sleep, as it relaxes the mind and helps to reduce or get rid of stress.

  6. Reduce caffeine consumption:

    caffeine is a compound found in coffee, tea, and some other beverages. Consumption of caffeine works as a stimulant for anxiety and stress. You need to limit your caffeine consumption to manage stress.

  7. Physical exercise:

    As per the studies done by researchers it has been shown that people doing physical exercise tend to manage their stress and anxiety in a better way.

  8. Avoid alcohol:

    People think that consuming alcohol can help to reduce stress but it's not true. The reduction in stress by consumption of alcohol is just for a short period. It can lead to an increase in anxiety and alcohol dependence which is harmful to health.

  9. Chewing gum:

    According to the researchers chewing gum Is found to increase the flow of blood to the brain and reduce the stress. It has been seen that people who chewed more chewing gum were more likely to be stress-free.

  10. Eat healthy diet:

    Processed and packaged foods contain chemicals which have an impact on our mood. Food containing high sugar also influences mood. Try to eat healthy food containing carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins.

Summary: Stress can be reduced by practising physical exercise, meditation, breathing exercise, laughing. Take proper Sleep, Eat healthy food, avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption. Eating chewing gum keeps the mood light. Epsom salt and Chamomile Tea are also effective in reducing stress. Avoid Processed and packaged foods.

Are there any side effects of remedies for stress?

Side effects are practically zero for these remedies, but while buying the Epsom salt or chamomile tea, make sure they are of good quality. Do not do deep breathing exercises if you are suffering from asthma. Do not use Epsom salt in high quantities as it can cause allergic reactions for some users, though it is rare.

While preparing Chamomile tea, make sure it is free from any contamination. In case you don't feel well after following any of these remedies, get in touch with your physician without delay.

Summary: Despite being effective, certain home remedies have some side effects which vary from person to person, so choose your home loose-fitting if you are not allergic or sensitive to the particular substance. Do not use any home remedies in excess as it may be harmful to health.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Keep home or work-related stress at bay, by practicing meditation and taking up relaxing hobbies. You can read, listen to music, paint, indulge in gardening, or exercise to rejuvenate yourself. Avoid stressful situations and negative people. Keep your mind occupied with positive thoughts all the time and ensure that there is a positive vibe all around. You can burn incense or use aromatic oils as well.

Summary: Follow the guidelines. Practice yoga and meditation. You can read, listen to music, paint, indulge in gardening, or exercise to rejuvenate yourself. Avoid stressful situations.

How long does it take to recover?

Stress recovery does not happen in a single day, and it depends on how much your stress levels are to start with. But right after you start following these remedies, you will surely notice a positive difference. Often, practicing these treatments, in the long run, can help you overcome stress completely. A positive mindset is also essential to attain this.

Summary: Recovery from stress takes a long time if you practice these home remedies continuously.

Are the results of the home remedies for stress are permanent?

If you follow the remedies every day for a very long time, the results can be permanent. Along with these remedies, one must indulge in peaceful hobbies, avoid arguments and maintain a work-life balance. You must train your body and mind to ignore or overcome the factors that cause you to stress for permanent results.

Summary: Yes, the results of the remedies may be permanent if you follow the remedies for a long period.

Is there any training or experts required to perform these natural remedies for stress?

Stress therapy requires no training or expertise, but you need to understand why you are suffering from stress in the first place. If the levels of stress persist, consult your doctor. It may be a result of hormonal imbalances or some other ailment too. Try and stay as happy as possible and focus on positive thoughts.

Summary: No, there is no need for training or expert assistance since these home remedies are easy to perform.

Popular Questions & Answers

Gender- female age-27 I am on metoprolol succinate 50 mg for 19 days now and I have been experiencing weird symptoms ever since taking the medicine. After 5 or 6 hours and sometimes after an hour I start feeling tightness in my throat and pressure headache around eyes. I also feel unable to breathe freely. My body also feels light but head feels heavy. On checking stats on pulse oximeter saturation is between 96-99 and pulse between 65-80. Bp is 68/102. I take metoprolol succinate for tachycardia. Could this be a side effect of the medicine? I have been feeling this way almost everyday for past 19 days since I am on the medication. On telling my cardiologist he did not provide any satisfactory reply. My echocardiogram showed trivial mitral valve regurgitation which the doctor told was normal. I am also taking etizola 0.5 mg for anxiety at night. What could be causing my symptoms. These symptoms make me worry and want to rush to the hospital but I was told by the doctor not to worry. But I am skeptical about it. Also, I have been feeling irritable and restless too for a few days now. Please guide me, I need answers and my doctor refuses to provide me with them. Also I feel heaviness in the left side of my chest.

PhD - Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling, M.Sc Applied Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma Special Education, BA (Hons) Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear Lybrate user you may visit and take a second opinion on your heart-related issues. Consulting an expert ayurvedic doctor might also help. There can be a possibility of side effects from the medicine. Whenever you have these side effects it ma...

Stopped medication of depression and anxiety before 4 months. Now anxiety symptoms are there. My Dr. prescribed etilaam 0.25.will it enough. How much time it will take improve situation.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore
The medication you are on is pretty good for your condition. But the problem is that medication will not teach you skills to last you for a lifetime. You need to visit a counselor and get some help to learn to handle your depression and anxiety. B...
1 person found this helpful

My 19 year old son suffering from anxiety and depression issues from last 6 months. 20 days ago I consult a psychiatrist. Who prescribed neurosert - 5ht, citadep 10, and venlor xr 37.5. After taking medicines I feel he became more anxious and depressed. All the time he feel restless and irritated. Is it a side effects of medicines? Will these medicines cure him? Will there be any side effects of these medicines which can make his disease worse?

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Noida
Have regular meals and keep yourself hydrated. It might seem not important but sometimes being in a rush for deadline will cause you to forget your meals and making you irritated, nervous or anxious. When you feel irritable or anxious, check the t...
1 person found this helpful

Popular Health Tips

Know More About Perianal Abscess!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
Know More About Perianal Abscess!
The human body is an intricate mechanism that functions amazingly. And when there is any trouble it does not fail to show signs of trouble, and all we need to do is, to notice it and solve our problems. This is applicable to all types of health is...
1515 people found this helpful

Stress and Infertility - How Stress Affects Your Fertility

MBBS
IVF Specialist, Raipur
Stress and Infertility - How Stress Affects Your Fertility
In today s modern, fast paced society, it is easy for people to become stressed. In fact, one would almost think that being stressed is the in thing, and if you aren t stressed it must mean there is something wrong with you! Realistically however,...
6505 people found this helpful

Treating Dementia - Things You Should Know!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bhopal
Treating Dementia - Things You Should Know!
Diagnosing dementia can be more difficult than you can imagine. Medically, the patient needs to have at least two areas of mental functionality impaired to an extent where it interferes with their everyday life. However, diagnosis is just the begi...
1827 people found this helpful

Surgery For Womb Removal - What You Need To Be Aware Of?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Thane
Surgery For Womb Removal - What You Need To Be Aware Of?
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus and, usually, the cervix. The ovaries and tubes may or may not be removed during this procedure, depending on the reasons for the surgery being performed. If the ovaries are removed, you will com...
3218 people found this helpful

Shin Splints - How They Can Be Treated?

MBBS, D (ORTHO), DNB (Orthopedics), MCH (Orthopedic), Spine Fellowship DePUY, Medtronics Spine Fellowship
Orthopedic Doctor, Delhi
Shin Splints - How They Can Be Treated?
The shin is the frontal part of the lower leg and runs from slightly below the knee almost all the way to the foot. This area takes a lot of stress during movements such as walking and running and most forms of exercises of the lower body. Any oth...
2144 people found this helpful
Content Details
Written By
Post Graduate Diploma In Counselling Psychology,Masters of Counselling Psychology,CE in Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Psychology
Play video
Homosexuality & Depression - Is There A Link?
Depression is a mood disorder that involves a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is different from the mood fluctuations that people regularly experience as a part of life.
Play video
Headache - What Are The Types Of It?
Hello, I am Dr. Ramandeep S. Dang, Neurosurgeon. I am trained in the art of neurosurgery at King George's Medical University, Lucknow. After this, I had the opportunity of getting trained in various specialties and sub-specialties of neurosurgery ...
Play video
Myths And Facts Related To Mental Health
Hello, I am Dr. Kaartik Gupta, Psychologist. Today I will talk about mental health. 10th October ko jaise hum jante hain ki world mental health day manaya jaata hai. Iska yahi reason hai ki hum jyada se jyada logon ko aware kar sakein. Toh aaj hum...
Play video
Infertility - What Are The Reasons?
Hello, I am Dr. Saloni Chopra, Gynaecologist. I have worked in govt. sector for 3 years and in the private sector for a few years. I have done my ultrasound laparoscopy as well as infertility courses. Today we will talk about a very highlighted to...
Play video
Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)
Hello, I am Dr. Saloni Chopra, Gynaecologist. Today I will talk about a very highlighted topic which is very common amongst the adolescent age group as well as the women of the reproductive age group which is called PCOS. Previously it was conside...
Having issues? Consult a doctor for medical advice