There are days when you don’t feel good. You feel like crying and lying on the bed doing nothing. You may even feel irritated and angry that you would scream at someone who messes with you. We all have been there – when we feel a rollercoaster of emotions that get the best of us.  

So, on those days what do you do? You probably eat a tub of ice cream or binge on other junk food, thinking there’s no better way. If yes, what if we tell you there is? There is a healthier way. 

So, all the health-conscious people out there, this blog is just for you if you are looking for healthier ways to boost your mood. This includes taking a series of herbs that have been hailed as natural mood boosters for tough emotional days. 

Let’s get started, shall we? 


Oh, the sweet scent of lavender. No doubt, it is a natural mood booster. Apart from having a divine aroma, it also comes with antioxidant and antidepressant properties that can improve both your sleep and mood. So, the next time you feel like everything is a mess and you crave that moment of tranquillity, feel free to sip a cup of lavender tea. 

Chamomile tea 

Chamomile tea is known for its calming properties, so much so that it is known as nature’s stressbuster. It is also beneficial if you have sleeping struggles. It also contains antioxidants which are good for digestive health and immunity. 

So, if lavender tea is not available, feel free to drink a cup of chamomile tea to feel calmer and peaceful. 


The benefits of Ashwagandha haven’t gone unnoticed over the centuries. Apart from being beneficial for cognitive health and blood sugar, it also helps in relieving anxiety and combat stress. It helps the body’s stress response system, lowering cortisol levels and reducing the impact of chronic stress on health.  To benefit from the herb, consider adding ashwagandha powder to smoothies, teas, plain water or juices. You will feel better instantly. 


Feeling your blood to be boiling? You must calm down. How about sipping a cup of peppermint tea or using it as an essential oil? 

Thanks to its menthol content and its cooling effect, it can help treat nervous system disorders. It can also treat insomnia if it is the cause of your irritability. 


We associate Tulsi with divinity. So, how could it not help with our mood? Blessed with calming properties, it can improve your mood and provide you with the energy to battle stress. 

The best way to benefit from this herb is to take Tulsi tea first thing in the morning. You can even chew tulsi leaves on an empty stomach. Feel free to add honey to sweeten the bitter taste of tulsi leaves. 


You may be surprised but gut issues can also be the reason for your mood swings without you realising it. This is where Triphala comes in, to make you feel better by improving digestive processes and promoting bowel movement. 

Triphala is a blend of a few gut-friendly herbs, including Haritaki, Baheda and Amla.  You can drink a cup of Triphala tea to reap the benefits. 


This small perennial herb has stood the test of time to retain its reputation of being an excellent stress-buster. Brahmi can function as an adaptogen, helping the body adapt to new or stressful situations. It can help boost serotonin levels in the brain, calming you down and helping with anxiety and nervousness.

However, you must know it tastes a little bitter but you can sweeten it as per your taste and preferences. Some added benefits of the herb are that it also helps improve focus and attention. 

Closing thoughts

Thanks to these herbs’ antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, they can be excellent mood boosters. From relieving stress to promoting good quality sleep, calming you down, and naturally boosting happy hormones like serotonin, these herbs can promote better mental health. So, if you are feeling down from quite some time, how about benefitting from these herbs? You owe yourself good mental health, remember that. 

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