Les plantes qui prennent soin de la santé mentale

Plants that take care of mental health

“Take care of your body so that your soul enjoys it” - Gandhi

The state of the mind can have an influence on the functioning of the body, on the progress of the day, on fatigue, sensitivity... Having variations in mood and sensations during the day is a physiological process but Keeping stress high for a long time is unnatural. This leads the body to constantly adapt and can lead to feelings of psychological discomfort such as fatigue, depression, anxiety or even insomnia.

It is essential to take time for yourself and your mind. To nourish it through fun, creative, interesting, relaxing activities...

However, we live in an era where these activities are not put in the spotlight and it is easy to fall into a rhythm of life: intensity, speed, productivity. This can quickly lead to chronic stress.

So what solutions can we put in place? How to improve your daily well-being?

We invite you to discover 5 plants to consume as herbal teas which help take care of mental health.

Calming plants are real allies in supporting the nervous system during periods of stress. Well chosen and well used, they can make the difference.

Drinking herbal tea is a restorative gesture, it is a moment where we take a few moments to give ourselves a pleasant break. In plant infusions, everything is important: smell, color, taste, heat... and obviously the properties.

I. Plants

- Stinging Nettle (Urtica Dioica): Very rich in minerals, it is an excellent plant to drink during the day. Minerals, particularly magnesium, play a key role in stress management. Nettle leaves make sure to give us a small dose in each cup. This plant promotes concentration, remineralizes the body and helps reduce fatigue. Consume without moderation throughout the day!


- Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobilis): Its flowers are used to soothe anxiety and promote good sleep. It brings softness and calm. Its slightly bitter taste also helps improve digestion. These two properties combined make it an excellent herbal tea to consume in the evening.

Tulsi or Holy Basil
- Tulsi or Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum): It is soothing just by pronouncing its name. A sacred plant in India, Tulsi brings mental clarity when you feel like your mind is foggy. It promotes calming by improving rest and relaxation, in addition to being delicious to taste.

- Lavender (Lavandula Officinalis): This flower whose scent instantly reconnects us to fields and gardens. Known and recognized for its calming and sedative properties, lavender promotes a state of calm for restful sleep. It can also be consumed during the day for its anxiolytic action.

- Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata): This plant which produces the well-known passion fruit is also medicinal. It has great anxiolytic and calming properties for the nervous system. It helps soothe and calm mental ruminations during periods of stress. By bringing you back to a state of relaxation, it makes it easier to fall asleep and promotes quality sleep.

Plants that take care of mental health also do one thing
: take time for yourself. Setting up a pleasure ritual is good for the mind, helps you take a break and be in the present moment.

Our additional advice:

Adopt a lively and colorful diet, take advantage of the summer period to air out your head and your house. Take a walk through nature in bloom. Make time for activities you enjoy.

The advice given in this article is for information purposes only and does not replace a consultation with a doctor or health professional. If you are going through a difficult time, take care of yourself. Your mental health is a priority.

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