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 great way to slow down your mind and relax on tough days.
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 is believed to tone and nourish the nervous system, but that’s not all. It is also thought to be an effective sedative and mood booster that gets to work fast without being overwhelming.
This blend combines skullcap with Lemon Balm which lends an excellent flavor profile to this tea as well as reported soothing properties of its 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.
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..
Skullcap and Lemon Balm Herbal Tea Recipe
What You’ll Need
- 6 TBSP dried Skullcap
- 4 TBSP dried Lemon balm
- This will yield you roughly ten servings
How to Make It
- Thoroughly mix 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