What flavor or type of tea is the best for calming nerves?
I have really bad anxiety when having to do a physical demonstration in my karate class. I've just began so it's really bad on my neves when I have to practice in front of a class of people younger than I in black belts. I start shaking and my strength and power goes limp. Do you think tea before hand might calm me a bit? If so what kind or any other suggestions?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Chamomile. Mint. Lavender. A little honey for taste but I wouldn't suggest too much because it is sugar after all.
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- 8 years ago
In the context of martial arts, valerian might be too strong (often used as a sleep aid, it has a powerful sedative effect). Chamomile is relatively mild by comparison, but can cause drowsiness and sedation in higher doses. I would suggest kava (also called kava-kava) or St. John's wort, both of which are used therapeutically to reduce stress and promote a sense of calm--without causing drowsiness or decreased alertness. Both kava and st. john's wort have been the subject of scientific research regarding their potential to calm the nerves and promote a sense of well-being.
Kava and St John's wort teas (and bulk herbs) can be purchased online and from natural foods stores. If neither option is feasible for you, check the natural foods aisle of a grocery chain such as Raley's, Kroger, HEB, or Fred Meyer--they often carry Yogi Teas and Traditional Medicinals products.
Look for Yogi brand "stress relief" (kava), "blues away" (st. john's wort) or Traditional Medicinals "st. john's good mood."
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- DemoniaLv 68 years ago
Valerian root is great for anxiety and also Rescue Remedy spray. I use them before I fly.