Extracting a bitter from natural herbs and flowers has proven a useful and delicious way of releasing stress. Anti-Stress natural extracts are commonly known as calming herbs. Bitter extract is obtained from three natural herbs that have stress releasing features. Spices made through natural herbs are more effective than artificial synthetic drugs.

5 calming herbs

Following are the five calming herbs which work as anti-stress agents.


Lavender is famous for its anti-stress properties as herb. It is beneficial in regulation of sleeping habits and mood swings. It is used as an anti-anxiety agent.

Passion flower

Passion flower is found effective in relieving stress. It increases the production of GABA from the brain, which increases level of relaxation. Therefore, passion flower is considered as an excellent stress reducing herb. It also owes some side effects.

Valerian root

The valerian root is usually paired with the passion flower because they both have similar effects. Valerian root is mostly used as a sleeping aid as it releases stress by improving sleeping patterns.  It is also capable of secreting GABA just like passion-flower.

Orange peel

Orange is a citrus fruit and it carries a number of benefits. The peel of orange is used in different medicines. Not only, it is used an anti-stress agent, but also it adds a nice flavor in any other extract.


Ginger has countless benefits. It is beneficial in relaxing body against stress. Ginger also eliminates extra fat of body.

Point to ponder

It is important to note that one should not mix these herbs with GABA-producing drugs such as anti-depressants.

What to do for Bitter’s recipe


  • 1 ounce dried levender
  • 1 tbs. dired valerian root
  • 2 tbs. dried passionflower
  • 1 tbs. dried orange peel
  • 1/2 tbs. dried ginger
  • 6 ounces alcohol and for non-alcoholic syrup use SEEDLIP’s Spice 94

How to make bitter’s syrup

  • Mix well all above mentioned herbs in an airtight jar. Add alcohol or SEEDLIP’s spice on the top.
  • Seal the jar tightly and place it in normal temperature.
  • After 2 to 4 weeks, the mixture will be well- mixed. Then, shake the jar gently.
  • Finally strain out the bitter with coffee strainer. Keep the strained bitter in airtight jar at room temperature.

Directions to use

Add a few drops of this anti-depressant bitter in tea, coffee or water. Try to take a bit or drop of this bitter syrup before going to bed. You can use it whenever you feel depressed. You can use pure vanilla to make it sweet. But remember, avoid the addition of sugar as sugar builds-up the already existed stress.

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