A calming herbal blend that can be drunk at any time of the day to soothe nerves and mind. Particularly good drunk in the evening as it can also aid digestion and promote restful sleep.
What's in it?
Organic Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm contains the active compound rosmarinic acid, which make it a great anti-anxiety herb. Its calming properties may help you fall asleep.
Organic Chamomile Flowers
One of the most ancient plants in modern use, chamomile has a history stretching back at least 3,000 years as a medicinal As a relaxant, chamomile depresses the central nervous system, reducing anxiety while not disrupting normal performance or function.
Used by herbalists for millennia to combat depression and mood swings, Vervain is a deeply penetrating nervine that soothes and sedates the nervous system. It is a relaxing and uplifting herb that can stimulate the release of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, enhancing mood and wellbeing.
Catnip is well known as a feline high but also has extensive effects on human beings. Some of the most important benefits include its ability to calm restless sleep and relieve anxiety. The phytochemical "nepetalactone", responsible for its effect on cats, also contributes to its sedative effect on humans. Used by herbalists for centuries to treat anxiety and other nervous disorders, it works particularly well against tension headaches.
English Lavender Flowers
Queen Elizabeth I is reported to have drunk Lavender tea to treat her frequent migraines, with its history of traditional use ranging from the treatment of lice to use as a sleep aid and a calming restorative. Lavender has been used for millennia to relax and calm the mind - pillows were stuffed with dried lavender flowers, so important was this herb deemed to be for a good night's sleep.
Infuse 1 or 2 heaped teaspoons in water heated at 90°c, for 5 minutes.
Whole leaves take longer to infuse but it is definitively worth it!
Crush or grind the herbs prior to use.
Make sure that all ingredients are well mixed. Lighter particles and powders tend to sink at the bottom of the packet.
Do not leave herbs to steep in water as this may result in a slightly bitter infusion.
Difficulties to fall asleep? Try our Sweet dreams blend.
Note from the Alchemist:
We describe and promote our products in good faith. The information provided about the beneficial properties of all of our products is derived from the use and characteristics commonly attributed to them. Benefits of our products may vary from person to person. It is always advisable to seek the opinion of a professional herbalist or your GP.