You could go to the tea aisle in your local grocery store and let the tea producers do all the work for you in terms packaging the right elixir to treat your mood or health condition, but where’s the fun and personalization (to the T) in that?
By following the following tea recipes, you can not only have a more active hand in what goes into your tea concoction but also tweak your recipe more precisely to your individual needs.
You’ll either need to steep the loose leaf teas in a teapot before straining into a tea cup, or use a ball strainer and steep the tea directly in a cup before consuming. Sweeten these tea recipes with stevia or raw honey. Enjoy sleep, digestive, and menstrual benefits with these three loose leaf tea recipes!
1. Sleep Aid
Mix together chamomile, mint and catnip herbs to create a sleep aid that will soften your senses and get you in the mood to hit the hay. Catnip has long been used as a remedy for insomnia and like chamomile, helps to relax the body and mind.
2. Digestive Aid
Fennel is widely used for its ability to reduce intestinal gas and ease bloating. Senna is also notorious for is digestion-boosting qualities and even acts as a mile laxative. Mix the two together along with mint or chamomile for a delicious and soothing (in more ways than one) tea. Be careful not to consume senna too regularly, as it can lead to diarrhea and the leaching of nutrients from your body.
3. Menstrual and Pregnancy Aid
During that special time of month or a pregnancy, women endure bloating and discomfort, among other things. A therapeutic tea is just what the doctor ordered. No need to go crazy with the mix — simply steep raspberry leaves and enjoy! Raspberry leaves are full of antioxidants, B-vitamins, potassium, and iron. Raspberry leaves help with nausea and balancing hormones as well as strengthening the uterus and pelvic muscles.
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