A Calming Tea For Frazzled Nerves



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Last week was one of those weeks that felt like the busiest of my life {though how could any week compare to the week of your wedding? :) }.  One thing after another found its way filling up the spaces on my calendar.  Along with the busyness of each day, I had little down time to rest and inadequate sleep.  All of this finally caught up with me a few days ago and I found myself very overwhelmed and under a lot of stress.

Besides reevaluating my activities and praying for help, I knew my body needed something to help me physically handle the stress better.  I grabbed a handful of herbs I have on hand to make a calming tea.  There are several herbs that can help calm, relax, and reduce stress, and I love mixing different herbs together that I have on hand.

These are the herbs I tossed together:

Chamomile

  chamomile

Lavender

lavender

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Mix equal amounts of herbs into a container.  I had fresh lemon balm but dried chamomile and lavender, so I doubled the amount of lemon balm since it wasn’t in its more concentrated dried form.  {Yes, this was lemon balm I am actually growing myself! There is hope for me as a gardener! :) }

Place 2 tsp. of this herbal mixture per cup of boiling water.  Remove from heat, cover, and steep for 10 minutes.  Strain and drink.  If I were having a very stressful day or trying to treat a nerve disorder, I would make 3 cups each day and sip on it all day long.

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Did it help?

Yes!!  I have to say that after drinking my tea, I felt a huge difference.

I’m so thankful for herbs that can help us without negative side effects.

If you don’t have any calming herbs on hand, you can buy the herbs individually here.  

These two herb mixes are an option too: 

Stress Zapper Tea and Stress Buster Tea

Which herbs do you use for those stressful days?
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Comments

  1. says

    This looks like a lovely combination, Jill!
    Spearmint and chamomile is one of my favorite evening blends. So yummy! I have to have my coffee in the morning (and sometimes round 2 in the afternoon), but there’s nothing like a good pot of tea after supper and before bed.

    • says

      I plan on putting lemon balm and spearmint together soon, but I’ve never paired spearmint with chamomile. It sounds delicious! I will have to try that!

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