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3 Herbs That Will Make You Happier And Calmer

Who hasn’t experienced great stress at some stage in life? Life’s too short to be consumed by worry. You deserve to thrive. 


Try these 3 herbs that have incredibly soothing effects:


1. Holy Basil


Often referred to as the ‘Queen of Herbs’, holy basil contains valuable antioxidant properties and has been shown to have a positive effect on general well-being. Research published by the Nepal Medical College Journal discovered that participants taking 500 mg of holy basil twice per day experienced a reduction in anxiety, stress and depression.


Further research has found that holy basil helps shield organs and tissues from chemical stress, as well as stress from too much physical exertion.



2. Lemon Balm


Did you know lemon balm can be used as a remedy for upset stomachs? This unique herb has also been found to lower stress levels while increasing feelings of calmness.


Additional research has shown that lemon balm has the capacity to significantly reduce anxiety and sleep disturbances. It’s commonly consumed in gourmet meals and beverages.



3. Lavender


A member of the mint family, lavender can be used in baked goods and to decorate your living space. According to research, inhaling the scent of lavender can also lower levels of anxiety.


Research also suggests that the scent of lavender can help calm anxious dental patients as well as helping alleviate insomnia and depression.




Holy Basil, Lemon Balm and Lavender can all be grown in your Smart Garden 3 and / or Smart Garden 9. While herbs should not be taken as a substitute for medical treatment, we certainly encourage you to try them as herbal remedies for stress. Use them in your cooking or add them to cups of tea and enjoy the soothing benefits they provide. 



Be sure to check out our blog for more valuable features such as green living tips, ways to create sustainable homes, the importance of food safety, and how to grow plants indoors.

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