How to manage stress?

How to manage stress? Himalayan and Saffron mix

We are in an era where stress comes first and strategy to deal with the situation after it. Our life is full of minor to major issues we find in our home and around the world that make us more anxious and that eventually affect our health and affect our family members too.

But as we know this is all our part of life now and we need to deal with it. How? This is the real question. Are you willing to minimize your stress level, or do you want to increase the sources of stress in your life?

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What is stress?

Stress is an overwhelming condition, where handling a situation is out of your hands and your brain and body get affected in a bad way. The fight or flight response is a common term used for stress situations.

Stress is not bad until it gets on your nerves. In fact, Jonathan C. Smith, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Roosevelt University said: “Experiencing short periods of stress is just fine, it’s even healthy”.

But taking a lot of stress means you are slowly destroying your mental and physical health. During Covid isolation, many people have faced the ongoing stress that is completely normal in the situation of the global pandemic. It’s just that you do not need to prolong the stress, instead, you must try to fix it by finding ways to relax.

How to manage stress?

Stress can become chronic stress and results in many other health issues like weight loss, sleep deprivation, headaches, and more. You need to relax more to have improved sleep, a healthy body, and a peaceful mind. There are many ways you can relax. Let’s see what they are.

Saffron is considered a good brain booster and a stress relief medicine. It is one of the most expensive spices in the world used for cooking and medication. There are many questions that arise about saffron for anxiety and stress. Let’s answer some common questions.

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Is saffron good for anxiety?

Research shows that taking 30 mg of saffron extract by mouth for 8-12 weeks can reduce anxiety symptoms in some people.

What does saffron do for mood? What does saffron do to the brain?

Saffron is known as a mood booster. Saffron applies its neuroprotective effects through anti-neuroinflammation and antioxidative properties. There are other certain pathways that are confirmed with clinical trials that saffron can alleviate mood in anxious patients. 

Why is saffron good for depression?

Effects of saffron are similar to many medicines for people having depression. Studies show that consuming 30 mg of saffron daily is as effective as the antidepressants prescribed by consultants include Fluoxetine, Imipramine, and Citalopram.

The safranal and crocin in the crocus plant help to balance the levels of dopamine and serotonin in the patient having depression.