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Potassium Rich Foods & Herbs to Calm Anxiety

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Looking for foods and herbs to calm your anxiety? Many people aren’t aware that low potassium levels can contribute to anxiety and stress. Potassium plays a crucial role in regulating hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, which are associated with stress. By improving this regulation, potassium helps alleviate feelings of anxiousness and tension, offering a natural solution to symptoms like heart palpitations.

When it comes to boosting potassium levels, we often think of foods like bananas, leafy greens, and dried fruits. While these are excellent sources of potassium, there are simple ways to incorporate potassium into your routine without relying solely on these foods. In today’s discussion, let’s explore three potent herbs rich in potassium that can help soothe anxiety and promote overall well-being.

1. Stinging Nettles: A Potassium Powerhouse

Stinging nettles, often overlooked as a potent herb, are a great source of potassium. They can be consumed as a tincture or brewed into a comforting tea. Simply take nettle tincture each morning or enjoy a cup of nettle tea during the day. Nettle leaves are also packed with amino acids, protein, flavonoids, and essential bone-building minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. They truly are the spinach of herbs and I cannot “stress” enough the importance of their benefit for real life stressors!

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Stinging Nettle Leaf

2. Ginger: Surprisingly High in Potassium

Did you know that ginger contains more potassium per 100 grams than a banana? Ginger is not only flavorful but also a great addition to your potassium-rich diet. You can simmer ginger on the stove to make a soothing ginger tea or add it to various dishes for both flavor and health benefits. Ginger is known for its warming properties and is particularly beneficial for digestive issues associated with anxiety or an upset stomach from fear or over-worry.

3. Borage: The Courage-Boosting Herb

Borage, a delightful herbal tea, is another excellent source of potassium. Known for its uplifting effects, borage has earned the saying “Borage gives you courage.” This herb is perfect for times of anxiety and stress. Enjoy a cup of borage tea to relax and unwind, as it may also help alleviate deep-seated stress. Borage is a nervine herb meaning it strengthens the nervous system. This is also the herb I turn towards if someone has health-anxiety. As it builds, it restores depleted energy and revitalizes overall wellbeing. Offering us to face these challenges head-on.

Incorporating these potassium-rich herbs into your daily routine can be a simple and effective way to support your mental well-being in such an effective way. Whether you choose nettle, ginger, or borage—or all three—these herbs offer holistic benefits beyond just their potassium content.

By embracing these herbal remedies,  you can take proactive steps toward managing anxiety and stress, promoting a healthier mind and body.

Have you tried incorporating these herbs to calm anxiety into your daily routine? Share your experience with us in the comments below!


Pick up the Eat to Beat Anxiety Program Today. Where Robyn takes you by the hand to explore the deep connection of your patterns of anxiety and the foods you are eating. An often overlooked piece to the puzzle in anxiety recovery.

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