Feeling stressed? Lavender and Kava to the Rescue!

Feeling a little edgy today? Probably no surprise. We live in a worried world. It seems like the pace of life intensifies every day, and everyone around is more and more frantic. If you’re like a lot of us, the result is some pretty serious stress.

Some people have persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things, and expect the worst when there is no reason for concern. Unrelenting health, money, or work concerns can obstruct just about all areas of a person’s life.

One way to think about stress is that it is an internal response to external experiences. It is the way we receive and process our external experience within our beings. But what to do?

lavender-flower1-ingredient-photoLavender tea is a time honored way to take the edge off. Just the sight of the lovely purple lavender blossom might curb stress all by itself. A group of, we suspect, very relaxed British scientists tested lavender for people’s mood and mental sharpness and found it to be calming. Korean researchers found that the purple plant can help with pain and to improve mood.

And let’s not forget kava, that oh-so-mellow herb from the most relaxed place on Earth, the South Sea Islands. Australian scientists recently reviewed the kava science and reported that the root was proven to help people to have a better mood and a calming effect on their temperament. Just like the laid-back folks in the South Seas, you can enjoy the soothing effects of kava tea and soon be feeling like your lazing on a warm, sandy beach.

–    Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa



  • Jack Spencer says:

    Thank You for sharing. I was introduced to Kava by a friend who comes from the Fiji Islands. It is so relaxing, and has amazing benefits! I think your readers would love it. They should give it a try.

  • Frank Trevino says:

    You use to sell a kava tea I have not been able to find it do you still sell it and if not why not would like to get it again it made me fill so relaxed and calm after a hard days work I live in SAN ANTONIO TX. If you could please tell me where I can find it here or if I can order it from you Thanks for your time
    F rank

  • Yogi says:

    Hi Frank! Thank you for your question. We are happy to confirm that we are still producing Kava Stress Relief tea. To find a particular Yogi tea in stores near you, we welcome you to use our Store Locator feature: http://www.yogiproducts.com/store-locator/. Hope this helps & Be well!

  • Jesica Harding says:

    I was wondering if your Honey Lavender stress relief was the same thing as your kava stress relief tea because I went to my local Market Basket today and, Icould only find the honey lavender stress relief. It said nothing about Kava tho.

  • Yogi says:

    Hi Jesica! We currently have two different Stress Relief teas: Honey Lavender Stress Relief and Kava Stress Relief. Have you tried using our Store Locator to find Kava Stress Relief in your area? Just use the “Where To Buy” link at the top of the page here on our website. Yogi teas can also be ordered through our website using the ‘Shop Online’ link, as well as through other online retailers such as amazon.com, iherb.com and vitacost.com, among others. Hope this helps!

  • Giovanni says:

    Is Yogi phasing out The Kava Stress Relief Tea for the Honey Lavender version? The packaging is suspiciously very similar and the Kava seems increasingly difficult to find. If so, please dont nearly everyone prefers the Kava.

  • Yogi says:

    Hi Giovanni! We’re happy to confirm that we’re still producing Kava Stress Relief and it’s available for retailers to carry. To find it in stores near you, just use the Store Locator here on our website. Thank you & Be well!

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