This blend is perfect for cold and flu season. It is made with decongestant, anti-viral herbs that help clear a congested head or chest. Peppermint, elder flower, and yarrow are a classic flu remedy that really works! Elder flower supports a healthy immune system and, along with yarrow, helps to regulate fever, aches, and chills. Peppermint and sage help cut through congestion and lemon balm and catnip help to soothe and relax. All together they make a great tasting tea that’s yummy and supportive whether you’re sick or not!
Suggested Use: Steep 1 Tbsp per cup of hot water for 20+ minutes, covered.
I made this delicious elixir as a nervous system support and relaxing sleep aid. It turns out that many of my CSA members (and some of their family members!) have told me that it’s the only thing that helps them fall asleep and stay asleep all night. These are people who have been dealing with insomnia for years, have tried many different remedies, medications, and sleep techniques. And yet these gentle nervines help their body and mind relax enough to drift off to sleep. With all the stressors in our world and the face pace that has become the new normal, the nervous systems can become overloaded and overwhelmed. It needs nourishment, just like our bodies do, to help keep it in balance and allow it to do its job of helping the mind unwind, relax and ease into sleep.
Chamomile and catnip are very relaxing nervines that promote calm minds and restful sleep. Skullcap is a mild sedative that really helps the mind shut down and drift off to sleep. Lemon balm and rose help to lift the spirits and soothe the heart. Mugwort offers the added bonus of enhancing your dreams and offering energetic protection. (read this sweet post on mugwort.)All of these herbs help to nourish the nervous system, soothing anxiety, stress, agitation and restlessness. So take some deep breaths and feel your mind relax, your body unwind and your heart melt into a big hug. Dream well.
1-3 dropperfuls as needed. I love to mix a splash (about 1 tsp) into sparkling water. I also find it effective to use just 1-2 dropperfuls right before bed or if I wake in the night.
catnip, lemon balm, skullcap, mugwort, chamomile, rose petals in brandy and raw RI honey
This is my daughter’s favorite tea. It has warming spices in it, making it a perfect blend for the cold weather. The rooibos adds a full richness to the flavor and a big antioxidant boost. Then I added sleepy time herbs to make it a relaxing end of the day way to unwind. It is very soothing to the nerves, calming to the belly and yummy to the taste buds! Plus I put in mugwort to enhance dreams and aid in remembering them. So sweet dreams, friends!
Suggested Use: Steep 1 Tbsp per cup of hot water for at least 20 minutes. Adjust amount of tea and time to taste. Spice increases with time!