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Herbal Tea for Anxiety and Stress.

I think in this day and age, stress, depression and anxiety have sky rocketed and we don’t tend to take the time to look after our own mental well-being.

Although I don’t hold the magic cure (unfortunately), I do have a special tea blend that I make on a regular basis, that really helps to ease anxiety, soothe stress and makes you take a small moment to focus on you while drinking it.

Now, before we start, I do have to make one thing really clear…..

Please, make sure that you source your dried herbs from a reputable seller.
Preferably Australian (or from your own country), preferably organic and I truly recommend you buy from a small or family business. Trust me, when you buy from a small business, you are feeding their animals, helping to buy supplies, put their children through school, and they will do a little ‘jig’ with each and every sale!
I personally use Austral Herbs (click here) or there’s a lovely little shop on Ebay called Rostlina (click here) where you can buy in smaller amounts (and she is utterly lovely!).

Let’s look at the base ingredients…

Chamomile

* Aids in relaxation
* Reduces Anxiety
* Helps to calm an upset stomach
* Reduces inflammation

Lemon Balm

* Reduces stress and anxiety
* Aids digestion
* Eases an upset stomach
* Aids sleep
* Natural anti-bacterial

Lavender

* Reduces stress and anxiety
* Promotes sleep
* Reduces heart rate
* Anti-fungal
* Improves mood

Rose

* Reduces stress and depression
* Anti-inflammatory
* Anti-bacterial
* Promotes self love
* Soothing

Now, I have only touched on some of the benefits of these herbs, obviously they packed full of useful properties, but this gives you the general idea.

You can add to this tea if you’d like, this is not a ‘set in concrete’ kind of recipe, play with it and make it your own! This is just the base recipe!

I find adding calendula (for easing muscle tension) to be a huge benefit, along with lemon verbena (for helping to induce sleep) for a night time version of your tea.

Right, now that is sorted, onto the recipe.

When I say recipe, each part can be as big or small as you like. I tend to use a half cup measure, but you could use a 1/4 of a cup, a full cup or even a tablespoon, it really doesn’t matter as long as you use the same measure throughout the recipe!

Anti-Anxiety and Stress Tea Blend

1 Part Chamomile
1 Part Lemon Balm
1/2 Part Lavender
1/2 Part Rose

If you were to add Calendula, Lemon Verbena, or alike, I’d be adding it as a 1/2 part.

Add all these ingredients into a glass jar (with a good sealing lid), big enough to allow you to give it all a good shake up.

Shake well.

And…..

You’re done!

Make up your tea like you would any herbal tea.

Rule of thumb:
1 teaspoon of tea to one cup of boiling water, steeped for between 5 and 10 minutes, strain and enjoy!!

Simple right!

Here’s the thing.
Herbal teas are super easy to make, easily adaptable and work out to be quite cost effective when you buy your own dried herbs!
You get a much bigger quantity for your money!

The other option is, if you don’t want to make it yourself, find a small business (cough, cough, like myself) that can prepare a specific blend for you!

I truly hope you all give it a go, and remember, if you do, I want photos!!!

Until next time my lovelies…..

Live Life to the Fullest, Love Beyond Words and Laugh Like No one Can Hear You!

– Amy XX

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