Keep Calm and Carry On is such a boring cliché, but nonetheless, we have to do it. However, so many people feel so stressed and anxious these days, we may wonder how we can manage to “keep calm” or “carry on”.
Feeling stressed and anxious is one of the most common complaints that we see at Botanica Medica, and as such, we have a range of ready-made formulas to support people.
Tranquillity Tincture: Made from Passionflower, Lemon balm, Vervain and Chamomile, it is our lightest blend. It is formulated to take the edge off anxiety whilst helping to lift the spirits. In ancient times, Vervain was known as Herba Sacra and used to banish evil spirits, which today we might translate as anxieties.
Sleep Formula Tincture: Contains Valerian, Passionflower and Hops, and is a much more soporific formula. It helps to quieten an over active mind and also to relax those knots in the stomach which are formed from over worry. By quietening an over stimulated mind, we are allowed to drift into sleep. However, this formula is also really helpful for daytime stressful situations as it does not “knock you out”, it simply calms you down.
Adrenal Tonic: Over agitation and stress stimulate the adrenal glands and in time lead to adrenal fatigue and burn-out. We can usually feel when we are “wired but tired”, and desperate for that restorative sleep that requires more than a simple Sleep Formula. This blend has Ashwagandha, Passionflower, Liquorice and Rehmannia to help calm an over agitated mind whilst at the same time nourishing the adrenal glands during the night. It is a wonderful blend of herbs.
Immune Tonic: When we have lived in an “over busy” manner – as is the norm these days – we pump cortisol and adrenaline, which in turn depresses our immune system. The result is that we feel depleted and vulnerable to colds and ‘flu. The Immune Tonic contains Adaptogenic (stamina supporting) and immune boosting herbs.
For those who prefer teas and infusions, we have Relaxing Day Tea, which contains gently relaxing herbs which will take the edge off the stress but leave you wide awake and able to cope with your day. If you feel “wired and tired”, then Calm & Strong tea will support your stamina whilst easing your mind from over stimulation. To help you tip you into a restful slumber, we have Sleepitime tea, and finally for those who suffer from stress and high blood pressure, we can recommend our BP Tea which is very helpful in reducing blood pressure because it relaxes the mind and gently dilates the blood vessels.