7 Healing Herbal Teas
1. Chamomile — Soothes the tummy—and the soul
Chamomile is a relaxing tea that contains oils that relax the smooth muscles in the stomach, it can help with digestion, irritable bowel problems and colitis.
Directions: Use 1 tablespoon of flowers per cup of boiling water. Take for 2 months or more for chronic problems.
2. Lemon Balm — Reduces anxiety and restlessness
Lemon balm is a citrus-fresh tea that will help you feel sleepy and also tames tension, nervousness as well as lifting a mild case of the blues.
Directions: Use 1 tablespoon of leaves per cup of boiling water, and drink as needed.
3. Passionflower — Eases you into restful sleep
Passionflower is recommended for insomnia thanks to the sedating substances found in the flower, vine and leaves.
Directions: Use 1 teaspoon of dried herb per cup of boiling water.
4. Peppermint — Helps banish indigestion
Peppermint contains the digestive aid menthol that eases stubborn indigestion and gas to quell nausea and vomiting
Directions: Use 1 tablespoon of mint leaves per cup of boiling water.
5. Rosemary — Can ward off headaches
Rosemary wards off some stress-induced headaches, it also prevents headaches caused by vasoconstriction, since it helps keep blood vessels dilated, and this fragrant herb also perks up roasts and poultry.
Directions: Use 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary per cup of boiling water.
6. Sage — Banishes night sweats
Sage will help you get a good night sleep and relax by reducing night sweats, it also seasons poultry stuffing.
Directions: Use 4 heaping tablespoons of dried sage in 1 cup of boiling water. Cover tightly, and steep for 4 hours or more. Strain, then drink.
7. Thyme — Reduces cough, bronchitis, sinus pressure
Thyme tea is perfect to relax the bronchial spasms caused by the trigger coughing due to colds and similar afflictions.
Directions: Use 2 teaspoons of dried thyme per cup of boiling water, steep for 10 minutes, and drink three times a day.