Stress is a huge problem in the world today. According to a National Health Interview Survey, “75% of the general population experiences at least some stress every two weeks.” Perhaps the reason for this is not surprising. After all, the downturn in the economy has caused extreme financial hardship for many people. Unfortunately, prolonged stress is not a harmless emotion. Stress has been linked to such diseases as cancer, heart disease, cirrhosis of the liver, and lung conditions. It has been linked to accidents and – most alarmingly – suicide.
To deal with their stress, many people turn to prescription antidepressant and anti-anxiety remedies. The problem with these medications, however, is that they can have unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects. But natural remedies can offer the same benefits without the risks. Here are three of the best natural cures for stress.