Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. The common symptoms are sleep problems, depression, inability to concentrate, poor judgment, seeing only the negative, constant worrying, moodiness, short temper. Stress may be caused life changes, work or school, relationship difficulties, financial problems, family problems. Ayurveda offers herbal support to reduce stress. Scientific research shows that ayurvedic herbs can reduce stress and anxiety, create calm and heighten alertness.