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Home Remedies for Stress in Children


Home remedies for stress in children help in treating stress related symptoms in children. Deal with common symptoms of stress with stress reducing herbs. Read on to know some effective home remedies for stress in children.

Stress in children has become a commonplace occurrence these days. One out of every five children is observed to be suffering from some form of stress or the other. There are various types of stress factors like, performing well in school, staying ahead amongst the peers, completing a series of homework from various tuition classes, enrolling in different extracurricular activities, comparing status with other kids, and at times relationship problems too. These are the common stress factors in today’s children.

Stress and anxiety disorders can be clinically managed when they turn acute, but it is always advisable to opt for home remedies that are known to be equally effective. Parents can consider using home remedies as they can readily deal with the common symptoms of stress and prevent them from turning serious. 


Common Symptoms of Stress in Children

It is better to discuss in brief the common symptoms before we suggest the home remedies for them. Stress in children is caused by doubts and fears, whether imaginary or real. So, these are known to get manifested through persistent worries, phobias, panic disorders or even obsessive or compulsive tendencies. These in turn get physically manifested through headaches, stomach upsets, palpitation, and hypertension. The other common ones are:

  • Changes in blood sugar levels
  • Nutrition deficiency in terms of vitamin B complex and essential fatty acids primarily
  • Occasional or sudden food allergy
  • Imbalances of the thyroxin hormone leading to hyper or hypo thyroidism
  • In extreme cases, the ovaries and adrenals might also get affected

The Home Remedies that Work

It has been observed that by effective nourishing and strengthening of the body, a lot of these symptoms can be cured. When a positive environment is provided to a healthy body, dealing with stress becomes easier. As the nervous system is soothed and relaxed, mood disorders can be cured as well. Given below are some very effective home remedies and how they work:

California Poppy – This is an anti-stress and antispasmodic herb. It has a non-addictive, gentle action that cures headaches and muscular spasms that often accompanies stress. Being a great tension reliever, the herb is also a sedative and thereby cures sleeplessness too.

Chamomile – This herb is a popular tranquiliser that cures pains and spasms readily. It also counters successfully the impacts of the stress induced chemicals released by the brain thereby curing anxiety, bad mood, back pain and cramps. It helps in digestion and the child can get a restful sleep too.

Kava Kava – This too is a stress reducing herb that also helps the child to be more active by enhancing concentration. It thus improves performance and reduces grogginess. It is a pain reliever and brings in a relaxation in the muscles and provides a good night’s sleep.

Lemon Balm – This is a relaxing herb that reduces stress by curbing anxiety, nervousness and restlessness. The other benefits of this herb include, reducing and curing the racing heart, palpitations, hyperthyroid, nausea and aids the digestive process.  

Passion Flower – This herb induces relaxation, nervousness in children, persistent feelings of tension, pain and spasms. It has a gentle action and provides a refreshing sleep.

The above-mentioned are just a few of the common home remedies that can be used for treating stress related symptoms in children. Free from any dangerous side-effects, these herbs only promise a good health and strong nervous system for the kids. 

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