Calm yourself, naturally! A cup of this soothing blend instantly relieves mild anxiety, butterflies in the stomach and combats all manner of stress.
Why it works
Chamomile (Matricaria recutitia) – a mild sedative, Chamomile helps relieve anxiety and insomnia, as well as indigestion associated with stress and anxiety.
Lavender (Lavendula officinale) – supports the nervous system and has a mild sedative effect. Lavender is also useful for relieving headaches, restlessness, nervousness and depression.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) – a mild sedative and tonic to the nervous system that helps to relieve tension and stress, anxiety and depressive states. Has the added bonus of relieving digestive symptoms associated with stress and tension.
Oats (Avena sativa) – Oats support circulation and have a gentle diuretic action that helps eliminate impurities from the body. They also act as a restorative to the nervous system, addressing debility, exhaustion and stress. High in silica, they promote healthy bones, hair, skin and nails, too.
Rose petals (Rosa centifolia) – Rose petals have a calming effect on the nervous system, providing relief from anxiety and lifting your mood. Rose petals have a deep, rich aroma which instils a natural feeling of wellbeing.
How to make the perfect brew
Steep one heaped teaspoon in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Strain before serving and enjoy. Can be sweetened to taste, but remember to keep it natural! For a Zen-like calm, drink three cups daily.