“Sleep Rescue” Blue Vervain Herbal Tea Recipe
You might be tempted to take sleeping pills if you struggle with falling asleep occasionally. Medications like that have their place, but if you’re looking for an alternative, you might want to consult a medical professional to determine if this blend is worth trying.
This blend calls on the help of Blue Vervain, a lesser-known but equally powerful herb often utilized by those with sleep issues.
The flavor of vervain might be intimidating to those not used to herbal teas, but this can easily be remedied by adding compatible, sweet aromatic herbs to the mix. In this recipe, we use Lemon Balm for this purpose. Lemon Balm mellows the flavor of vervain and has some nervine properties.
Important note: Below, we’ve provided a recipe we’ve used in the past… But you must consult your doctor and thoroughly research before using it or making it yourself. We are not medical professionals, and we are not giving this recipe in an attempt to offer medical advice. While we enjoy opening people up to the world of herbs and do our best to provide valuable insight, our instructions and information may be subject to error. This blend is not guaranteed or scientifically proven effective, and we are not qualified to say how it may or may not impact your health.
More reading about Blue Vervain.
What You’ll Need to Make this Blue Vervain Herbal Tea
- 1 ounce of Blue Vervain
- 1 ounce of Lemon Balm
- The Sweetener of your choice (vervain is quite bitter)
How to Make Blue Vervain Herbal Tea Recipe
- Bring your desired amount of water to a boil
- Measure out a tablespoon of your blend per cup of water
- Pour the boiling water over your herbs and let steep for 10 minutes
- Strain the mixture and sweeten it to your liking
As with all blends that use sedating herbs, it is important not to drink them if you think you may have to drive or perform other complex tasks.
Some of these mixes can come on stronger than you might initially think, so give yourself a chunk of undisturbed time to see how you react to them and adjust the amounts you use according to your natural tolerance.