"Stress Relief" Herbal Mix
Calming herbs to fight stress and anxiety. They play important roles as tonics and adaptogens (natural substances that may help your body "adapt" to stress as well as function more normally) for nervous and adrenal health. These herbs have long traditions of optimizing stress management habits without having a sedative effect, regulating cortisol in the body, and helping it defend against its harmful effects, which in turn play an important role in overall health.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon), Nettle (Urtica), St John's-wort (Hypericum Perforatum), Birch (Betula), Rosehip (Rosa Canina), Lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis), Curry Plant (Helichrysum), Almond Leaves, Passionflower (Passiflora Incarnata), Maidenhair Tree (Gingko Biloba).
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Hot Brew
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
- Cold Brew
A cold infusion delivers flavors that are sweeter, smoother, more complex, and can be made in a number of different ways.
The Fast Way (Best For Herbal Tea)
Follow the steps as shown in the "Hot Brew", but use less water, and perhaps even more tea, in order to produce tea concentrate.
Strain and pour over ice or cold water.
Overnight Ice Tea
Add 1-2 teaspoons of loose tea to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 200ml - 250ml of water. Pour room-temperature water over the tea, stir, cover, and refrigerate for 6 to 12 hours.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!
1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
When herbs are used for a long period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example, if you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause, if it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause, etc. That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Herbal teas should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry area- to preserve their flavor and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.