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Use ‘Miracle Herbs’ in Your Food to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Shipra Singh
Shipra Singh
Tulsi (Basil)

The Coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Almost every month, we hear news of rising cases at some or the other part of the world. Although we are adjusting to the new normal and are returning to our routines, there still is anxiety among people. This leads to stress. Popping pills is not the solution. Besides, taking pills can be more harmful than helpful in the long run.

Certain herbs, also known as ‘miracle herbs’ by doctors, are emerging as a popular remedy for stress across the world. You already know some of them. Our very own tulsi (basil), haldi (turmeric), and ashwagandha are a few of them.

These herbs soothe the senses, reduce anxiety, lift up the mood, and provide physical relief too.

What are miracle herbs?

Miracle herbs are natural-based substances. Most of them come from plants. They have a therapeutic nature. Ginseng, rhodiola roots, and mushrooms are also a few examples.

How do they work?

Most of the time these herbs serve as natural remedies. They alleviate fatigue and stress. They enhance attention and energy and keep you youthful. It’s like they provide a ‘miraculous’ relief from mental and physical stress. That’s why they are called ‘miracle herbs.’

However, you must be careful while using these herbs in powder form because usually these substances are not tested for purity. So, in case you have doubt using a herb, do talk to your doctor first.

Tulsi and turmeric are used widely in Indian households. So, you can use them without worry. But, if you are using some new herb, it is good to consult a doctor to rule out the possibility of any allergic reaction.

Haldi (Turmeric)

How to use

No particular set of rules exist for using miracle herbs. You can add them to your favorite beverage, such as coffee or tea or to lassi, buttermilk, or smoothie.

Examples:
• You can add ashwagandha powder to your morning coffee.
• You can add fresh and crushed tulsi leaves to the water brewing for tea.
• You can add haldi to milk and drink this golden milk at night for a soothing sleep.
• You can roast or fry mushrooms and add them to your salad or your favorite sabzi or soup.

When it comes to using herbs, be creative in how you want to add them to your recipes. Haldi is an integral part of Indian cuisine. You cannot imagine a typical Indian ‘sabzi’ without haldi, can you?

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