School exams have always been a big source of stress for many, many students. A challenge that will be remembered for the rest of your life. In fact, the days just before the end-term exams, the fear of not making it takes over, causing insomnia, irritability and gastritis. In order to avoid that, specialists recommend relying on natural remedies.
To stimulate concentration, it is recommended to use pollen, which is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino-acids, and boosts brain activity and memory. One teaspoon a day, taken in the morning on an empty stomach, is enough. Mint, ginger and rosemary, much like essential oils, stimulate one’s memory and help us to concentrate more. You can purchase patches that release these substances when applied on the skin. Another option is to pour a few drops in an air freshener. If you’re skeptical about the effect of these substances, you can always use jasmine, which according to some studies, has a relaxing effect similar to Valium.
To fight anxiety and stress, an excellent natural remedy is lemon balm, which you can take in the form of tablets or in some herbal tea.
But let’s get to the problem so many students dread, insomnia. Well, a good way to fight it, is a warm bath with chamomile, lavender and sandalwood, whose relaxing effect act on the central nervous system and prepares the body for a comfortable night’s sleep. Five drops of each substance will do the trick. Valid alternatives are skullcap diluted in an herbal tea, or Phosphoric Acid 15-30 Ch, a homeopathic remedy that relieves nervous tension and reduces pressure at the temples, helping to induce a soothing sleep.
But before you decide to use any of the above remedies, you should always consult with your doctor.
And please keep in mind that, On the last day of your high school, when the last class bell rings, and you are finally relieved from all the stress, remember that the journey of life is just about to begin!