Bad days are as natural as good ones. While we advocate that you embrace every experience, there will be situations when putting aside the negative is a must. And this is where the mood-altering effects of herbs and botanicals can help.
Negative Emotions are a Natural Part of Life
Feeling sad, unsure, fearful and angry is perfectly normal. Just like how blue is one of the many colors of the rainbow, sadness, fear and anger are a few of many in the spectrum of emotions.
But what do you do when you feel these negative emotions? You just sit with it. Acknowledge what you are feeling and embrace until you are able to let go. This is vital in practicing self-care in that you let yourself immerse in feelings at the moment. In more layman terms, you don’t bottle up your emotions and shelve it. You pour it over yourself and allow yourself to feel what you feel.
Managing Negativity with Mother Nature
In Buddhism, one of the Four Noble Truths is that pain exists, but suffering is optional. The action plan with negative emotions are never to avoid feeling them, but to manage them. Once you’ve dove into your sadness, how do you pull yourself up? A cup of the right botanical tea, and self-care should do wonders.
On a biological level, endorphins, oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine are called happiness hormones as these are hormones responsible for regulating your mood. A boost helps you generally feel happier and more fulfilled. To keep the production of these hormones in the body’s gut microbiome running smoothly, health experts recommend eating a diet of fiber, fermented foods, prebiotics and probiotics. And of course, you can turn to Mother Nature for natural sources of these requirements. Give these natural mood-lifters a try:
One of the most commonly used herbs for calming both mind and body, a cup of Chamomile improves digestion and supports the immune while soothing your nerves.
Gotu Kola is a lesser known botanical for relaxing and calming anxiety attacks, depressive episodes while improving cognitive function.
Also called Citronella, Lemongrass is used or taken as folk remedy for promoting sleep, reducing stress and boosting immunity.
With Menthol as active ingredient, any herb from the mint family has a soothing and sedative effect on the body. A cup of spearmint promotes hormonal balance and aids in eliminating the negative effects of chronic stress hormones on the body.
Drink to more cheerful moments. Happy Days is a happy infusion of mints and tasty citrus flavors. With spearmint, lemongrass, orange peel, peppermint, rosehip, raspberry and cinnamon, Happy Days is Sekaya’s perfect healthy cup for any healthy and happy meal.
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