2. Green Tea
Japanese Buddhist monks meditate for hours, both relaxed and alert and the reason behind this is they take enough of green tea throughout their day. Green tea has amino acid ‘L-theanine’ that works with anxiety relaxation.
L-theanine is a substance present in green tea that reduces the rising of blood pressure and heart rate and it also reduces anxiety and stress. Drinking 3-4 cups of green tea a day can help you reduce stress and also lose weight.
Hops are found in beer but you don’t get the tranquilizing benefits of this bitter herb from brewing this. Volatile oil is a sedative compound found in hops, so the only way to get it is in tinctures and extracts and also as an aromatherapy in hops pillows.
Hops are bitter in taste and you don’t see it much in tea, unless you combine this with mint or chamomile. Hops are used as sedatives to promote sleep along with other herbs.
If you are taking sedative or any tranquilizer drug than don’t go for sedative herbs like hops without talking to your doctor.