Peppermint has been found to lower frustration and boost alertness. Menthol, found in the plant, is also a powerful muscle relaxant and can aid digestion.

IN PICTURES: Seven plants that help relieve stress

Stressed gardeners have been told to grow seven key plants in their backyards to help relieve tension and anxiety.

Horticulture experts from BillyOh.com have revealed the plants which can help relieve the symptoms of stress, including chrysanthemums, lavender and gerberas.

Chrysanthemums can help lessen symptoms of worry and stress, and when taken as a tea can help relax bodies. A good source of Vitamin C which can help boost the immune system and treat coughs and colds, Chrysanthemums can also increase your metabolism.

5. 6. Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums can help lessen symptoms of worry and stress, and when taken as a tea can help relax bodies. A good source of Vitamin C which can help boost the immune system and treat coughs and colds, Chrysanthemums can also increase your metabolism.
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The bright colours of the plant can be instantly calming, with the flowers lasting up to two weeks. Gerberas remove benzene from the air which is a chemical found in inks. They can help bring a calming atmosphere and encourage a peaceful nights sleep.

6. 7. Gerbera

The bright colours of the plant can be instantly calming, with the flowers lasting up to two weeks. Gerberas remove benzene from the air which is a chemical found in inks. They can help bring a calming atmosphere and encourage a peaceful nights sleep.
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