Why it works: Green tea contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that promotes the production of alpha brain waves, which in turn reduce stress, encourage relaxation and improve focus and mental alertness. The amino acid also plays an important role in the development of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation.
How it works: Start with drinking only a small amount of green tea (e.g., one cup a day) and work your way up. The coffeine in green tea may cause insomnia and/or discomfort in stomach for some people.
The self cure remedy of Drink green tea for the care and relief of Stress has an effectiveness score of 3.4 and a popularity score of 15 on the self-cure system.