In today’s hectic world everyone is looking for a way to cope with the pressure in their lives. One of the most popular options to alleviate pressure is alcohol. But what if there are other options. What if you could relax and enjoy yourself without drinking. There are safer alternatives to alcohol that can get you to that oasis you are searching for. Here are 3 that will definitely leave you less wired.


Derived from the Valerian root, this herb is said to have a sedative effect. You may not be able to get it in it’s raw form because it has a very pungent smell while raw. However one of the best ways to enjoy its effects is in tea. It is usually blended in with other herbs like chamomile to make tea. It is also a key ingredient in most relaxation drinks that are available on the market.


What is Kava? Pacific islanders have been using the kava root to relax for centuries. It mimics the effects of alcohol, making you euphoric yet clear headed at the same time. Scientifically it has been proven to reduce anxiety. You can buy it in health food stores or better yet, you can go to a kava bar and enjoy a soothing kava drink.



L-theanine is found in green tea and has amazing soothing and relaxing properties. It is actually an amino acid that has been proven to lower blood pressure and keep your heart rate from rising. Although it has a calming effect, it also keeps you very alert and improves your mood. The more green tea you drink the more relaxed you become. It is also an ingredient in relaxation drinks.

The above options have all been tried and tested for centuries and proven to work effectively. They are also safe and will leave you better than you were before when using alcohol.