For a blissful night, this tea will help you fall and stay asleep, so you wake up feeling refreshed in the morning.
Skullcap Leaves, Kava Kava Root, Lemon Balm Leaves, Lavender Flowers, Passionflower, Spearmint Leaves, Hops Cones, Orange Peel
Approximately 8-10 servings per ounce.
Kava (Piper methysticum)
When used to promote sleep, renowned herbalist Michael Tierra says it best: “In [therapeutic] doses, it will induce an immediate sense of ease, warmth and relaxation that continues to increase over a span of several hours. There is never any accompanied drowsiness or disorientation, just a sense of ease and well-being.” What more can we say?
Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
Skullcap is used for a wide range of nervous conditions including insomnia and prolonged stress. Herbalist 7Song uses skullcap to calm the mind at night: “I see it most useful for people who constantly need to take charge. They make constant contingency plans and feel personally insulted when things don’t go their way. They may have insomnia and cannot initially fall asleep due to thinking about all the things they could have done differently that day.” Sound familiar? Skullcap will help you to calm your mind and experience peaceful sleep.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Originating in Southern Europe, lemon balm is a nervine that helps release stress and anxiety. It's a wonderful enhancer to other sleep-inducing herbs.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lavender is a wonderful tonic for the nervous system. It complements the other sleep-inducing herbs in this blend while adding a fresh, floral and relaxing aroma.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Passiflora is wonderful for insomnia, especially when there is nervous tension or agitation around bedtime. It works directly through the central nervous system. The wonderful thing is that it supports sleep without forcing it, so Passiflora doesn’t leave you feeling out of it when you rise.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
Native to Southeast Asia, spearmint is a culinary herb with anesthetic actions that calms, soothes muscles, and aids sleep.
Hops (Humulus lupulus)
While hops are famously known as the main ingredient in beer, herbalists use the raw plant as an aid for sleeplessness and restlessness. It’s also helpful for headaches and nervous exhaustion.
Orange Peel (Citrus sinensis)
Orange adds a fruity note as a flavor balancer in this blend.
Place one teaspoon or tablespoon of herbs into your tea infuser for every cup of water. You can add more herbs to make a stronger tea.
For optimum flavor and results, you’ll want to use distilled or spring water.
Heat water to just before boiling and pour over your herbs.
Let your herbal blend steep for 5-7 minutes then enjoy.
For optimum flavor and results, use distilled or spring water.
Loose leaf herbs can be reused the same day. The flavor profile will change, but many people prefer the second or third brew!
Herbs work best when they are taken consistently over time. For this blend, having one cup for at least three consecutive evenings is recommended.
Do not use during pregnancy or lactation without the advice of a healthcare practitioner. These descriptions are for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.