It’s almost halfway through December, the thick of the holiday season and the pressure is really on. With all the shopping, wrapping, cleaning, cooking and parties it’s hard to know whether you’re coming or going.
But you’ve got it all under control and you’re cool as cucumber, right?
No? Well don’t worry, you’re far from alone. For many of us the “peaceful” and “relaxing” holidays are far from either. Sure, it may be a wonderful time of year, but it’s also a stressful one as we try to pull off a storybook, made for TV version of Christmas and New Year’s. Talk about anxiety!
But relax, we’re here to help.
2 easy steps to a stress free holiday
First I want you to take a step back. Breathe deeply. (Really, try it I promise it helps.) And now remind yourself what this entire season is really about. Are you thinking about family, friends and faith? Great!
Next up, consider giving this natural Russian stress-buster a try.
Rhodiola rosea has been a staple of natural healing for hundreds of years in Russia. Studies have shown Rhodiola can help boost memory and concentration, as well as provide extra energy when you need it most.
But what we’re most interested in right now is this potent herb’s ability to ease anxiety and erase stress. Rhodiola rosea is what’s known as an adaptogen, which means it naturally targets both physical and mental stress. That makes it a perfect fit for this busy holiday season.
Rhodiola slashes anxiety and boosts mood
In one study 200 mg of Rhodiola taken twice a day slashed anxiety and stress levels within two weeks. The herb also mellowed folks out, helping to ease their feelings of anger and boost overall mood.1
For a little more help getting through the holidays, try sipping on chamomile tea. Chamomile is a proven anxiety reducer helping to slash anxiety by 50 percent in over half of the volunteers in a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharma.2
So go ahead and make like a Russian. Sail through the rest of this holiday season stress free with Rhodiola rosea.
1. “The Effects of Rhodiola rosea L. Extract on Anxiety, Stress, Cognition and Other Mood Symptoms,” Phytotherapy Research, Volume 29, Issue 12, December 2015, Pages 1934–1939
2. “A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Oral Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) Extract Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder,” J of Clinical Psychopharma.: August 2009 – Volume 29 – Issue 4 – pp 378-382
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