Everyone needs help unwinding from time to time. It can be tempting to reach for unhealthy vices in moments of stress, but with this skullcap and lemon balm herbal tea recipe in your arsenal, you’ll have a healthy and effective way to slow down your mind and relax on tough days.
This is also an excellent blend for coping with general anxiety as well as sleep issues. The secret weapon in this tea mix is an herb called Skullcap. Skullcap is a go-to plant for many herbalists when their clients are feeling frazzled.
Skullcap tones and nourishes the nervous system, but that’s not all. It is also an effective sedative and mood booster that gets to work fast without being too overwhelming for regular use. It is gentle enough to use as needed, and there is no risk for physical dependency.
This blend combines skullcap with Lemon Balm and Lavender which lend an excellent flavor profile to this tea as well as soothing properties of their own.
Due to the aromatic nature of these herbs, this blend requires less steeping time than some of the other combinations that contain roots and nutritive herbs. When working with herbs that have a high concentration of volatile oils, you typically only need to steep them for 10 minutes at the most. Otherwise, you may be in for an overwhelming experience in terms of flavor and effect.
Skullcap and Lemon Balm Herbal Tea Recipe
What You’ll Need
- 6 TBSP dried Skullcap
- 3 TBSP dried Lemon balm
- 1 TBSP dried Lavender
- This will yield you roughly ten servings
How to Make It
- Thoroughly mix all of your dried herbs
- Measure out one teaspoon to 1 tablespoon (depending on desired strength)
- Bring 1 cup of water to a boil
- Once heated, pour the water over the herbs
- Let steep for 5-10 minutes (feel free to experiment)