Dr Oz Best Teas For Stress & Anxiety

Traditionally, teas have been used to aid relaxation, as medicine and to enhance overall health.

It has been found that people who take anti-anxiety medications have a 36% increased mortality risk. Teas provide a natural alternative to prescription medications for anxiety. They help relieve stress, promote relaxation and aid healing.

Here are Dr Oz’s 4 best teas for beating stress and anxiety…

1. Passion Flower Tea

Passion flower contains flavone chrysin which has anti anxiety effects and can work similarly to the pharmaceutical Xanax. It causes less drowsiness than anxiety medications.

Passion flower is beneficial for people who have many thoughts or experience too much circular thinking.

Passion Flower Tea Dosage
- Infuse 1 tablespoon of dried herbs in 1 cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 mins and drink it at bedtime, or
- Add 2 droppers full (about 50 drops) of tincture/extract in warm water. Drink as tea before bed. If you are very anxious, take 25 drops as needed.

For convenience, use passionflower tea bags instead.

2. Ashwagandha  Tea

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is an adaptogen that increases the body’s ability to cope with stress. It regulates stress hormones, strengthens the body and promotes relaxation.

Ashwagandha Tea Dosage
Add half teaspoon of powdered herb or dried leaves to 1 cup of boiling milk (dairy or non-dairy). Steep for 15 minutes. Strain and drink before bed. For convenience, use Ashwagandha tea bags instead.

Ashwagandha is safe for short term (few weeks) consumption. It’s long term safety is not known.

3. Eleutherococcus (Siberian Ginseng) Tea

Eleutherococcus or Eleuthero tea contains triterpenoid saponins, which have anti stress effects. It can regulate stress, improve blood circulation, boost immune system and increase mental and physical alertness.

Eleutherococcus tea is good for people who are always on the go, unable to relax or easily feel overwhelmed.

Eleutherococcus Tea Dosage
Take twice a day, morning and afternoon.

4. Hawthorn Tea

Hawthorn (Cratageus) is high in flavonoids. It has been widely studied for its cardiovascular effects.  It helps the heart to function better and soothes stress. For people with high blood pressure caused by stress, hawtorn can relax and strengthen the blood vessels.

Hawthorn tea is safe for long term consumption and can be taken by children.

Hawthorne Tea Dosage
3 cups throughout the day.

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