By Allison Hurtado, Ahwatukee Foothill News | October 18. 2015
The owners of Lose Leaf Tea Market in Ahwatukee Foothills say they often come across patients suffering from stress, but rarely do they know what’s causing it — or how many natural ways they can address the situation.
“It affects people in so many different ways,” said Kita Centella, co-owner of the shop which features herbs, teas and natural remedies for a variety of ailments. “Sometimes we have to work round about in order to help people identify it.”
Centella said many customers come in complaining of anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, a lack of energy or a low immune system. All are symptoms of stress, but all can be helped with some all-natural products.
One particular tea mix Centella recommends for people feeling wound up is Anxiety Relief, a tea with a blend of herbs that help naturally calm the body and mind.
Co-owner Nick Brown often refers people to a tea called Coffee Quitter.
“They may not get enough sleep, but they’re not getting enough sleep because they’re under too much stress during the day,” he said. “Because they’re not getting enough sleep they look for stimulants during the day like caffeine. The caffeine never gets out of their system so they can’t sleep, so they look for more stimulants when they wake up, like coffee. It’s a cycle.”
Coffee Quitter helps break that cycle by drastically reducing a person’s caffeine intake without causing a withdrawal.
A popular capsule to help people relax naturally is Take a Chill Pill. This capsule (or liquid extract) contains a class of herbs called nervine. They’re very relaxing without being sedating, Centella said.
“It turns that stress knob down so you can take life as it comes with a much more relaxed attitude,” she said. “When you relax that tension it’s going to have so many other benefits. Your blood flow increases, your breathing deepens which will send more oxygen to your brain and your extremities. Your digestion will flow better. You’re also setting yourself up for a better night’s sleep.”
Another capsule option is Deep Adrenal. The tea contains a class of herbs called adaptogens which have the ability to protect the body from negative effects of stress.
For those looking for a sedative a capsule or liquid called Knock Out can help. It can help a person get to sleep and stay asleep through the night.
“The plants work with your body to restore balance rather than hijacking it,” Centella said. “Our bodies respond to things like light and dark. Our hormones will shift when it gets darker to ease us to sleep. The herbs help nature along more than the drugs, which will knock you out even if you take it at noon.”
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