Herb Teas Calm You Down for Better Health

There are beneficial herb teas that can calm your nerves, relieve anxiety, and help you relax.  Plus they can ease an upset stomach and remedy digestive and other stress-related issues.

If you are constantly in unhealthy stressful situations, you will need to take action to reduce the tension.  Stress will give you headaches, or make you feel depressed. Stress can do many harmful things to your body and mind.  Fortunately, there are many herbal teas to help  you get relief.

A simple cup of beverage  brewed from freshly chopped herbs can be used to treat a multitude of  health problems.  Some of the same culinary plants that you have growing in pots on the kitchen counter or windowsill have medicinal qualities as well.

The flowers, leaves, seeds, and stems contain beneficial essential oils that are aromatic and flavorful.  A soothing cup of these warm beverages can calm you down. Besides, it's a healthy alternative to wine, black tea, coffee, or any other caffeinated beverage.

Some taste great brewed alone; however, it is more beneficial when you blend two or more herbs.  You get a more intense, balanced flavor. It is a fact that hot herbal beverages can definitely have a positive effect on the body, relieving stress and anxiety.  Overall, they are the most economical, natural way to keep our bodies strong and healthy.

Herb Teas to Calm Nerves

Chamomile are adorable daisy-like flowers that smell like apples. The chamomile is well known for its ability to soothe all types of problems related to the digestive system that are related to stress. The main action of the chamomile is that it brings about relaxation in all of the smooth muscles throughout the body of an individual.

It is really a harmless sedative that helps you to get restful sleep without the side effects of prescription drugs.  The herb acts on the digestive tract and rapidly brings relief from any muscular tension and spasms.  Slowly infuse a tablespoon (15 ml)- of the fresh flowers or - 2 teaspoons (10 ml) - of dried flowers in - a single cup ( 250 m) - of boiling water. Cover with a tight lid to prevent steam from escaping. 

It is necessary to keep the steam in while brewing because it contains
medicinal value.  Let the herb steep into the water for 5 to 10 minutes.  May become bitter is brewed longer than 10 minutes. Strain off the flowers and enjoy a warm soothing drink. Have a cup when you’re having trouble sleeping or to help relieve stomach cramps.  This delightful plant with the creamy white petals and large yellow center will add charm to your windowsill.

Lemon Verbena is a fruity and tangy. It is a tender perennial shrub that grows well in a container placed in a sunny window. Lemon verbena possesses a mild tranquilizing effect and is known for easing abdominal uneasiness. The leaves also has a mild tonic or stimulating action on the nervous system and facilitates in lifting the spirits and combating depression.

Lemon verbena is the perfect nighttime beverage that can help aid congestion and sleeplessness, and it’s said to prevent nighttime dreaming.

Teas to Calm an Upset Stomach

Peppermint or spearmint, is great if you have digestive issues after eating a fatty meal. They work by both calming the muscles of the stomach and improving the flow of bile which comes from the gallbladder. Bile helps with the digestion of fats. In addition, the aromatic leaves of rosemary, basil, marjoram, and sage can be used to ease digestion problems, especially excess gas.

5 Steps to Brew a Good Cup of Herb Tea:

Fresh Chamomile Flowers

1.  Always use a glass or ceramic teapot
2.  Boiled water in a stainless steel pot or kettle (never use aluminum or iron).
3.  Add 2 tablespoon fresh chopped herbs (2 teaspoons if dried) in the teapot.
4.  Pour in 2 cups boiling water, cover and let it brew for 6 or 7 minutes but not more than 10.
5.  Strain and serve with honey, sugar, or other sweeteners if you prefer.

NOTE:  Always drink herb teas in moderation; some may be harmful if consumed in large quantities over a long period of time.

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