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The aroma of an orange can help to relieve anxious feelings.

The aroma of an orange can be very soothing for helping to relieve anxious feelings.

Almost everyone suffers from anxiety at some point in their life, and for that reason, they are often seeking a solution to remedy and eliminate the condition.

What Causes Anxiety?

The biggest cause of anxiety is stress, but for a woman there are many other factors that can contribute to anxiety. Taking care of the kids, the home and a full time job can be very stressful and a lot to deal with.  Other things that may be causing anxiety can include:

Diet Pills
Anemia
Caffeine
Heart Disorders
Hyperthyroidism
Diabetes
Premenstrual Syndrome

Home Remedy Treatments for Anxiety

While anxiety to some women can feel like a never ending battle, there are some home remedies to try to help eliminate it or at least get it under control better and can help relax your body.

Remedies in Your Cupboard

Almonds

Soak 10 almonds over night in water until the skin is soft and then peel it off. In a blender, add the almonds with 1 cup of warm milk, pinch of ginger, and nutmeg. Mix together and drink at night.

Baking Soda

In a bath, add 1/3 cup ginger and 1/3 cup baking soda. Relax for 15 minutes in the tub to get rid of tension and anxiety.

Oil

You can warm sunflower oil, sesame, corn oil, or coconut oil just enough to be hot, but not too hot. Heat 6 ounces and massage over entire body either in the morning or at night to help relieve tension.

Remedies from the Refrigerator

Celery

Eat 2 cups of onion, celery or both, cooked or raw with each one of your meals for about a week or longer. The both of them contain two key ingredients, folic acid and potassium, that are deficiencies that can cause nervousness.

Orange

An orange’s aroma can be very soothing as well as relaxing and is known to reduce the amount of stress and anxiety. The peel can be set in a potpourri burner, and when heated will release a soothing fragrance that will help to relax you.

Orange Juice

By stirring in 1 teaspoon of honey as well as a pinch of nutmeg with a glass of juice can help slow down a racing heart that can be caused by stress and anxiety.

Remedies from the Spice Rack

Rosemary. This spice was often used in olden times to ward “evil spirits” away, and it can also serve as a great remedy to help you, as a woman, get rid of some of that stress and anxiety. Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of rosemary to about a cup of boiling water and drink. The fragrance can be soothing and you can also take a sprig and burn it as incense.

Things to Remember

Keep a daily diary. Keep track of what may have caused you anxiety and try to eliminate things one at a time. Keep track of foods you may have eaten, as some things may have caused your anxiety.

Get some exercise that can include biking, walking, and even swimming. These are good for you anyways and can now help relieve anxiety.

You can also try to pray, meditate, or even indulge in some fantasy. It’s good to give your mind a break from reality.

Take some deep breaths slowly. This can help relax you when you are starting to feel anxiety.

Call family or friends. You can even call a therapist. It can help to talk to someone. You may feel more relaxed.
Make a list of any kind. Whether it is a grocery list or a list of chores to do. This can take your mind off of your anxiety for a little bit.

A diet that is rich in selenium is another thing that can curb depression in women.

A diet that is rich in selenium is another thing that can curb depression in women.


Herbs for Tea, Yoga and Other Valuable Remedies for Depression in Women

Depression is a difficult condition for women to deal with. However there are many home remedies for depression that can be used to help with easing this common problem.

Many Herbs for Tea are Useful

There are all sorts of herbs for depression that can work as useful home remedies for depression. This comes from how these herbs for tea can work to reduce feelings of stress that can cause depression.
Herbs for depression can be prepared in a variety of different ways. For instance, tea can be prepared with half a teaspoon of sage and a quarter teaspoon of tulsi. Another option is to brew tea with two green cardamom seeds ground into the tea. A quarter teaspoon of holy basil can also work as one of the best herbs for tea.

A Good Diet Can Also Work

Another thing about depression in women is that a diet can cause depression. A lack of vitamins, particularly B vitamins, can cause depression due to a lack of regulation of proper brain chemicals. Therefore having a good diet can help to prevent depression in women. Consuming orange juice each day and other juices that continue B vitamins can help. Folic acid, which is a B vitamin that regulates serotonin in the brain, can also help. Vegetables can feature this B vitamin that can prevent depression in women.

Selenium is an Important Thing to Use

A diet that is rich in selenium is another thing that can curb depression in women. Selenium is known to help to reducing depression and anxiety according to a variety of different medical studies over the years. Foods that contain selenium can be very useful as a result. Among the foods to check out include tuna, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts and even oysters.

Relax With Yoga

Yoga is a great type of activity that women can enjoy. It can also work to help with preventing depression from occurring in that yoga can help to release endorphins in one’s brain. Endorphins are used to block pains that can cause depression in women. Yoga can be enjoyed in one’s home or at a gym.

Rubbing fingers gently along scalp should help with headache relief

Rubbing fingers gently along scalp should help with headache relief

Popular Headache Home Remedies to Treat This Common Problem

Headaches are incredibly bothersome and can happen at any time. While it is true that medicines can be used to treat headaches those medicines can create harmful side effects and in some cases drug interactions. With this in mind it helps to take a look at some headache home remedies that can be easy to handle.

Use Ice to the Head

Ice is a useful material to use on one’s head in that ice can be used to dull the pain of a headache so that it can go away easily. To do this an ice pack should be wrapped up in a towel and placed atop one’s forehead at the first sign of headache pain. Doing this as soon as pains occur can be more effective than doing it in the middle of a headache.

Massage the Scalp

A scalp massage can work to keep the tension of a headache from getting worse. This massage can work by rubbing one’s fingertips gently along the scalp. This motion should be similar to what one would use when washing one’s hair.

Heat the Neck

The neck can be a factor in headaches because of how restricted movements in the area can cause the neck to feel stiff and therefore cause pains by reducing blood flow to the brain. Applying heat to the neck can help to take care of this problem in that the neck will feel relaxed so that blood can get to the brain. A heating pad that is covered in a towel can always help here.

Rest is a Helpful Option

Sometimes resting is a good thing to do with regards to treating headaches. This comes from how rest can work to help with keeping movements that can make headaches worse from occurring. In addition to this resting can help to get the user to avoid lights and sounds that one can be highly sensitive to when having a headache.

Essential Oils Can Help Calm Nerves

Essential Oils Can Help Calm Nerves

Whether it is the scent of chicken soup cooking down the hall, or the smell of fresh frangiapinis blooming on a tree we are constantly being effected by scents that surround us.  Certain smells can trigger emotions and memories of events of past.  Some scents can help us feel calm and relaxed.

Some of the essential oils that can be effective in making you feel calm are:  Orange, Lavender, Ylang Ylang,  and Geranium.

Geranium oil is particularly good for the anxiety a woman may feel during her menstrual cycle.

Orange oil is known for giving a feeling of warmth and joy, while helping to calm down a nervous digestive system.

Lavender oil is believed to produce soothing, calming and sometimes can have a sedative effect.

Ylang-Ylang oil tends to have an overpowering floral scent, however, is very good for relieving stress.

All women are unique in their preferences and may react differently to different scents. So be sure to have a whiff before you purchase your oil. Choose the essential oils that suits you most and go with it. You may also want to change your scents from time to time depending on your mood or anxiety levels. You are not bound to the scents mentioned in this article, there is quite an array of oils to choose from.

The various methods to use essential oils are:

Bathing – while running a hot bath,  add four to six drops of pure essential oils to a hot bath.  You may choose to also use a dispersing agent such as milk or alcohol to help break up the oil on the water to protect your skin.

Steam Inhalation – add two or three drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water and breathe in the steam for a few minutes with a towel draped over your head to capture the steam with the essences.

Tissue or Pillow Inhalation – add two or three drops of essential oil to a tissue or pillow. Inhale the oil through your nose. This is a quick and easy way to get the effect of the scent. Lavender oil on the pillow tends to aid toward a good night’s sleep.

Massage – using 15 to 20 drops of pure essential oil in 1 ounce of massage oil base is one of the most relaxing and therapeutic ways to receive the aromatherapy benefits of the oils, along with the detoxification of the body through lymph drainage and the stimulation of the entire circulatory system.

Room Spray – add a tablespoon of scented oils to 7 ounces of distilled water into a spray bottle. In order to emulsify the oils, you should add either 90% isopropyl alcohol or 1 ounce of vodka to the mixture. You can use this to spray on bedding, linens, towels, and to help deodorize and disinfect the air.

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