An upcoming examination time can be a stressful condition for any student out there. Before and during the exams many of you may feel stressed and may even fall sick which can affect your performance in examinations markedly. This stress during or before examination or test is known as test anxiety and it harms your potential and learning abilities. As a parent or guardian it is important for you to identify this situation and combat it as soon as possible. Through this article, we will discuss all about test anxiety and falling sick during or before examinations, its effect on examination performance and how herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda can help prevent and treat them.
Being a little bit stressed before and during examinations is common and somewhat necessary for a student to act promptly in a test. But when this stress crosses a limit and you keep on dwelling it continuously rather than studying for an exam, this is test anxiety. On the other hand, falling sick is also very common during examinations and this just not is just a coincidence. Stress and falling sick are most of the time interlinked here. Having too much stress of examination can weaken the immunity, resulting in pounding headaches and sore throats. Stress influences the behavior of a child resulting in them acting in unpredictable ways. Another way the stress is related to falling sick is that when your child is under examination pressure, stress level goes up leading to an unhealthy lifestyle. Students start to lose sleep, poor physical activity and improper diet. Sleep becomes less due to hectic studying schedules and appetite improper due to release of certain hormones. There are two hormones which are released in such conditions (appetite controlling hormones), one is ghrelin that leads to eating less than required and other is leptin which results in a person eating more (than needed). Both of the conditions are not fine and can eventually lead to falling sick.
Let’s make it more clear medically. When there is any kind of stress to you, your sympathetic branch of autonomic nervous system switches on and pour adrenaline which is a good thing if this stimulation is for sometime as it helps in focusing at the goal or work. But if this stimulation or stress is constant or prolonged, the continuous pouring of adrenaline results in worry, insomnia, anxiety, loss of appetite, forgetfulness, feeling out of control, exhaustion, irritability and feeling of being overwhelmed. This makes it clear that these things can affect your preparation as well as performance in an examination negatively.
Even if you feel such a situation with yourself or if you are a parent and your child is going through it, you are not alone. Thousands of students face a similar situation every year. Before discussing herbal remedies, here are a few tips which can help you in overcoming Test anxiety.
- Usually we think that gulping numerous cups of coffee can help you fight stress and learn properly but instead in the long run caffeine which is present in coffee crashes down your system resulting in more tiredness and also increases the chances of you getting sick
- Studying continuously for hours and hours can make you sick and also drain you mentally which makes your brain inefficient in soaking in whatever you study. So take breaks in between while studying
- Taking less sleep decreases your memory, concentration and also chances of you getting sick increases. So take good amount of sleep every night
- Watch out for your food. Avoid taking junk foods as it makes you feel lazy, sleepy and sick. Take more and more of green veggies and fresh fruits that will give you energy as well keep you healthy
Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is a very well-known herbal pharmaceutical company that indulges in the production of herbal medicines and products which are further prescribed to patients by expert Ayurveda doctors. For Test anxiety also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies which help in decreasing stress and prevent you from falling sick during examinations.
- Brahmi chyawanprash
- Immune booster capsules
- Memory support capsules
- Immuno Plan syrup
1. Brahmi Chyawanprash
This herbal blend of various amazing herbs is full of medicinal properties which help in lowering the stress level, enhancing immunity, fights against diseases, promotes healthy sleep, improves concentration, boosts memory and keeps the tridosha, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha in balance maintaining health. Herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum) etc.
Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon daily in the breakfast with milk or plain water
2. Immune Booster Capsule
As the name suggests these multi herbal capsules boosts the immunity and prevents various infections and diseases that affect your child during or before examination. It is prepared from herbs like Grape seed (Vitis vinifera), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and Go-Piyush (Bovine colostrums).
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
3. Memory Booster Capsule
It is prepared from amazing therapeutic herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and Vacha (Acorus calamus). Memory booster capsules support healthy mental functioning, boosts memory and concentration and relieves anxiety and stress.
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
4. Immuno Plan Syrup
This herbal syrup boosts the immunity of an individual and helps to combat diseases and infections. Immuno plan syrup also supports the healthy functioning of the body. Herbs like Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) etc are used to prepare Immuno plan syrup.
Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water
Stress and anxiety can take a toll on any student before or during examinations but if its level raises more than a certain limit, it can really cause concern. Text anxiety and diseases during examinations can affect the performance of a student negatively. However, following the tips mentioned and taking herbal remedies discussed can help you prevent it or overcome it.