Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients, especially omega-3 fatty acids, lignins and fiber that have a wide range of health benefits including improving mood and alleviating anxiety and depression .
The anti-inflammatory property of omega-3 fatty acid fights cellular inflammation that disrupts signaling between brain cells. In a study published in 2013, polyphenols and omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseeds were able to reduce all the symptoms of chronic mild stress in animal models .
How to use:
- Add 3-4 tablespoons of ground flax seeds to your cereal, yogurt or smoothies.
- Drink 1-2 tablespoons of flax seeds oil daily. You can add flax seeds oil in your salad or other hot meals. The taste of flax seed oil is nutty, which can enhance your meal’s flavor.
This wonderful herb calms the nerves and helps ease anxiety. The important constituents of fennel are essential oil, fatty acids, terpenes, tannins, and flavonoids. It contains volatile oils like anethole, limonene, fenchone, safrol, and myrcene.
It is also abundant in potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc . The anxiolytic effect of the essential oil of fennel was reported in a study published in 2014 .
Fennel is rich in phytoestrogens, which help in the treatment of disorders deficient in estrogen-like anxiety disorders.
Also, it reduces gastrointestinal symptoms that often accompany anxiety.
- Put a few drops of fennel essential oil on a tissue and inhale the smell, off and on, for about one hour. Repeat every few hours, as needed.
You can also drink fennel tea on a regular basis, before or after meals. Fennel juice will also help.