The days might get tough, and sleep many be evasive, but these herbal tea infusions will feel like comfort in a cup and will get you right on track! Try out these herbal tea infusions for each mood. Pair it with a (hot) shower for best results.
#1 Lavender and Chamomile for Insomnia
A gentle calming and sedative tea made from flowers, chamomile tea can be helpful for insomnia. It can also be helpful with digestion after a meal. Use dried lavender and chamomile petals and steep it with green of white tea in boiling water. Be sure to steep it well to get all the medicinal benefits.
#2 Peppermint for anxiety and nausea
Drinking peppermint tea is recommended to relieve the symptoms of abdominal gas and bloating, and to relieve muscle spasms. It’s also good for nausea (without vomiting) and for heating up the body and making it sweat. If indigestion or heartburn are problems, however, then it is recommended that peppermint be avoided altogether. Peppermint tea can also be made using fresh herbs from the garden and it’s one of the easiest herbs to grow. Just steep the fresh leaves in green or white tea with boiling water.
#3 Ginger Tea for Runny Nose and Nausea
Another great digestive aid, ginger can be used to curb nausea, vomiting or upset stomach due to motion sickness. Make fresh ginger tea by simmering a piece of ginger root on the stove for 10 to 15 minutes add fresh lemon juice and honey when you have a cold for a powerful germ-fighting combination.
#4 Lemonbalm Tea for the Blues
An easy-to-grow plant, lemon balm is helpful for lifting the spirits. It’s good for the winter blues and it can help improve concentration. In addition, lemon balm is safe for children and may help prevent nightmares when consumed before bed. This herb also makes a refreshing iced tea, and can be flavoured with lemon or maple syrup.
#5 Rosehip for relaxation and glowing skin
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant and are one of the best plant sources of vitamin C, which is important for the immune system, skin and tissue health and adrenal function. Consider reaching for rosehip tea next time you need a health boost.