Herbs that can be used.
Bergamot Oil * California Poppy * Catnip * Chamomile * Clary Sage * Hops * Kava-Kava * Lavender * Licorice Root * Linden * Motherwort * Oats * Passion Flower * Reishi Mushroom * Skullcap * St. John's Wort * Tea * Vervain * Wild lettuce *.
Living in a state of anxiety may be the new normal, uncertainty seems to pervade every aspect of our lives. Fears of losing our jobs, (or not finding one), frayed personal relationships, tainted foods and medicines, terrorists, pirates, and a thousand other worries are heaped onto a life already moving at a hectic pace. This constant level of anxiety takes a toll, on both a physical and emotional level. For some, the fears become so overwhelming and out of control that they succumb to panic attacks.
There are many herbal remedies that can support relaxation and help us regain balance.
1. Passion flower Tea
This relaxing herb is a perfect addition to evening teas. Prepare alone as a standard brew, or combine with other relaxing herbs such as valerian or hops for sleep blends.
|Ingredients: Passionflower Relaxation Blends
2. Borage leaf teaThe fresh herb has a cucumber-like fragrance and taste that can be muddled and infused in cold water or tonic water for a refreshing and restorative summer drink. When infused in hot water the flavor deepens to a slightly bitter taste that reminds me of summer squash. The hot tea brings out more of the relaxing, nerving properties of borage. The leaves, flowers and stems can be used fresh, or freshly dried for best results.
Cautions: The leaves and flowers contain a small amount of pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Not recommended for long term use, or while pregnant.
Additions: Lemon, sugar, wine
Recipe Instructions: Use a tablespoon of cut and bruised fresh leaves or a teaspoon of dried fgor each cup of water. 2 to 3 medium fresh leaves are used in cold drinks.