If you struggle with falling asleep on occasion, you might be tempted to resort to sleeping pills. Medications like that have their place, but if you’re looking for an alternative you might want to consult with a medical professional to determine if this blend is worth a try.
This blend calls on the help of Blue Vervain, which is a lesser-known, but equally powerful herb often utilized by those who have sleep issues.
The flavor of vervain might be intimidating to those who are 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 of its own.
Important note: Below we’ve provided a recipe that we’ve used in the past… But you must consult with your doctor and do thorough research before attempting to use it or make it for 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 we do our best to provide valuable insight, our instructions and information may be subject to error. This blend is not guaranteed or scientifically proven to be effective, and we are not qualified to say how it may or may not impact your health.
Blue Vervain Herbal Tea Recipe
What You’ll Need to Make a Large Batch
- 1 ounce of Blue Vervain
- 1 ounce of Lemon Balm
- The Sweetener of your choice (vervain is quite bitter)
How to Make It
- 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 to your liking
As with all blends that use sedating herbs, it is important not to drink them if you think you may end up having 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 that you use in accordance to your own natural tolerance.