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Our Favorite Calming Herbs to Promote a Normal Stress Response

by Robert Gaedtke on May 26, 2022  in Health

Our Favorite Calming Herbs to Promote a Normal Stress Response

If you are interested in natural products that work to help your body respond to stress in a safe and practical way, then you may have heard of adaptogens. Global wellness has a lot of outlets to explore and, as an industry that’s worth well over $3 trillion, it can be difficult to know where to begin, but we’re here to help.

At Himalaya, we're dedicated to providing you with the products and options that support you. We take pride in the fact that our formulas are studied for quality, safety, and efficacy, and we're pleased to help educate you on the herbs and formulas we make. Through a careful combination of science and Ayurveda—one of the world's oldest traditional systems of wellness—we work hard to bring you a new sense of balance, happiness, and satisfaction.


The Best Calming Herbs for Stress

There are many wonderful herbs that can be taken on their own, or combined, to help your body promote a normal adrenal response and balance mood in stressful situations.

Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera is part of that group of herbs known as ‘adaptogens.’ Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda, which is a traditional form of wellness based on “whole body” healing. It is well known for reducing stress and balancing mood while promoting normal cortisol levels.

Alma. Alma is a nutritive fruit that has been used for millennia to support wellness and vitality. Its adaptogenic and restorative properties reinforce wellness and help to balance your mood while providing you with the energy you need to get through the day.

Mucuna. History’s tranquility herb, Mucuna has long been considered a mood and nervine tonic in traditional Indian healthcare. Also known as Kapikachhu or Velvet Bean, Mucuna not only supports normal brain function, but it promotes tranquility and overall relaxation.

Bacopa. Bacopa supports memory, learning, and empowers clarity of thought. If you’re looking for cognitive support that promotes mental alertness, this plant-based nootropic calms the senses, helps rest the preoccupied mind, and can help to minimize occasional lapses of forgetfulness while promoting normal mental function and alertness.

Licorice. It’s no secret that imbalances in the body caused by stress can affect more than our mood. For many, stress can cause stomach upset and digestive problems which can compound and affect our mood even more. Not only does Licorice help to support normal digestion, but when combined with other adaptogenic herbs, it can support normal adrenal function.


Stress and Mood Support From Himalaya

At Himalaya, we work hard to provide herbs and supplements that are designed to help you deal with stress and balance your mood. The Hello® Line from Himalaya was created with you in mind. From supporting brain functionality to balancing energy levels and providing peace from all the mind chatter, Hello® products from Himalaya provide you with the support you need when you need it most. Many of the herbs mentioned above are formulated into our line because of their adaptogenic properties and their ability to promote balance.


Every formula in the Hello® Line leverages the supportive properties of Ashwagandha. This popular adaptogen has been used for centuries for stress and energy, and promotes balance throughout the body. Himalaya’s Organic Ashwagandha is a clinically-studied blend of Ashwagandha root powder and root extract that supports stress relief by supporting your adrenals and balancing cortisol. It can help with mood, too. Other products in the Himalaya Hello® Line can work alongside this powerful herb to provide you with even more support

Hello Energy®  

A daily plant-based supplement that has been clinically studied to support mental fatigue and can help restore your energy levels while promoting a normal metabolic response. If you need a little more support and would like to stay away from caffeine, turn to the Ashwagandha, Alma, Haritaki, and Licorice in this formula instead. Himalaya’s Hello Energy® has been clinically studied to restore energy levels, improve mood, and support normal cortisol and DHEA levels, all leading indicators of adrenal health and increased vitality.

Hello Peace®

Yes, you CAN remain calm in stressful situations with the help from Hello Peace® ! Ditch the anxiety and start carving out some you time. This supplement has been formulated to provide daily stress relief, support your adrenals, and help ease nervousness, no matter how stressful your day gets. Herbs like Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Saffron, and Chyavanprash, work together to promote your body’s calm and grounded response to everyday stressors. Emotional balance is attainable with Hello Peace® on your side. Relax and stress less.

Hello Joy®

 Emotional wellness is so important. No matter what we face in our day, our ability to find joy in the little moments is key. Find the silver lining in stressful situations, even when it feels like it might be hard to. Himalaya’s Hello Joy® has been clinically studied to boost your mood, support your motivation and put that pep back in your step. It’s never really about what happens to us, but how we react to it. Trust yourself to remain positive in stressful situations with Hello Joy®.

 Hello Calm Mind®

 Hello Calm Mind® is more about reducing the noise. Stay focused, improve concentration, and finish those tasks you’ve been procrastinating. Formulated with Bacopa, Gotu Kola, Holy Basil, and L-Theanine, Hello Calm Mind helps support mental alertness and cognitive function, helps empower clarity of thought, and helps promote energy, focus, and memory. It also supports tranquility, relaxation, stress relief, and mood.


Get Back to Balance, Faster

Our plants are not bioengineered, are free from synthetic additives, artificial fillers, binders, and excipients. We know that soil, rainfall, sunlight, and climate all affect the chemistry of plants and therefore, where they’re grown can impact their quality and performance. To preserve our Bacopa, Gotu Kola, and other herbs in their most authentic forms to provide the most optimal performance for wellness, we are proud to say that they are all grown in India–in their native soil, and in the birthplace of Ayurveda.

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