Easy Herbal Remedies

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I’ve found this tea to be very useful in curbing my stress, I hope it helps you too.

– 1 tablespoon dried milky oat tops (Avena sativa)
– 1 teaspoon ashwagandha root powder (Withania somnifera)
– 1 teaspoon dried motherwort leaves (Leonurus cardiaca)
– 1 teaspoon dried lemon balm leaves (Melissa officinalis)
– 2 cups water
– Optional: honey or lemon for taste  (For me, I need about a half smidge of honey and a paper-thin slice of lemon!)

1. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of dried milky oat tops, 1 teaspoon of ashwagandha root powder, 1 teaspoon of dried motherwort leaves, and 1 teaspoon of dried lemon balm leaves to the boiling water.
3. Reduce the heat to low and let the herbs simmer in the water for 10-15 minutes, allowing their beneficial compounds to infuse into the water.
4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the herbal mixture cool for a few minutes.
5. Strain the tea using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a cup.
6. If desired, sweeten with honey or add a squeeze of lemon for extra flavor.
7. Stir well, sip slowly, and enjoy the calming effects of this herbal blend.

You can consume this stress-relieving herbal tea once or twice daily.  Or, sip slowly throughout the day. The combination of milky oat tops, ashwagandha, motherwort, and lemon balm provides a synergistic blend of adaptogenic and nervine herbs that can help promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety levels over time.

1. Bone, Kerry, and Simon Mills. “Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine.” Churchill Livingstone, 2013.
2. Hoffmann, David. “Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine.” Inner Traditions/Bear & Co, 2003.
3. Winston, David, and Steven Maimes. “Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief.” Healing Arts Press, 2007.

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