Many people assume that this time a year fireworks are simply a fun addition to their celebrations. We tend to hear fireworks during the 4th of July and throughout the summer. Fireworks cause anxiety for many people and sometimes their pets. From their loud sounds to their bright flashes people find themselves not experiencing the joy that many others do.
Firework anxiety is different for everyone but can be described as a negative physical or mental response to fireworks. This can be a panic disorder, unease, and even triggering PTSD. During these times it is beneficial to add extra things into your diet in order to ease the body just in case fireworks are out to play. Herbs are one of the easiest ways to incorporate anxiety relief into your daily diet.
For example, Lavender is a wonderful herb that can easily be added into deserts or infused into drinks for a light summer refreshment. Simply Recipes has an amazing home made lemonade you can try. Click here for the recipe. Lavender is great because it is thought to help calm the body by relaxing the nervous system. Many people even use lavender as a means to gain a better night's sleep.
Another phenomenal herb for firework anxiety is valerian root. Valerian root has been used throughout the years as an aid for loss of sleep. It is thought to work because it produces a calming effect that may even calm you enough to sleep. When used in smaller doses this root can be highly effective for simply calming the body. Great with salads! Check out this recipe here.
Passionflower, is an herb that we love here at Breeze Botanicals. This herb is infused in many of the products we carry and a featured herb in a lot of the Mental Ease lines that we carry from our sister company Sun God Medicinals, like the Heka Happy Tea. The Happy Tea is a mildly uplifting tea that can be consumed throughout the day. Passionflowers are also great when added to salad. To check out the Happy Tea click here.
So this 4th of July take a deep breath, surround yourself with friends and family (at a safe pandemic distance of course), and hopefully with the help of your herbal allies enjoy a wonderful fourth of July.
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