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The end of the year with the holidays and everything else that comes along with it can be overwhelming for many people. Some of us love the holidays, but still get overwhelmed with long to-do lists and events; for others the holidays are simply not a joyous time and create a whole different set of anxieties and feelings of nervousness. For folks needing a little support and extra bit of calming influence this Lemon Balm Oat Straw Tea Recipe might just provide the soothing relief needed.
Lemon balm has historically been used by herbalists to help fight feelings of overwhelm. It has also been studied for its ability to promote sleep – something that might be hard to find naturally when feelings of anxiety and overwhelm hit.1 Organic Lemon Balm makes for a delicious tea ingredient, it is indeed lemony in flavor, without being sour, with a mild flavor to calm the senses.
Oat Straw is considered also a nervine herb and often used to treat anxiety and nervousness.2 Organic Oat Straw Tops are naturally high in calcium and magnesium, which have both been studied for their abilities to promote sleep.3
These two herbs combined, lemon balm and oat straw, make for a powerful home remedy. Drinking these herbs as a tea help us to slow down, sip, and give the herbs chance to work. Unlike many medications for mild anxiety and sleeplessness, this herbal tea will not leave a person feeling groggy the next day.
This is a mildly flavored tea and not at all bitter, but adding a bit of honey is good too. Mint-infused honey adds another layer of flavor and calming influence should it be needed.
- Combine the herbs in a tea ball.
- Pour boiling water into a cup, add tea ball full of herbs.
- Steep for 10 minutes before enjoying.
Beyond making soothing tea for drinking, Lemon Balm Oat Straw Tea also makes a great bath tea!
- Simply put 3 Tablespoons lemon balm and 3 Tablespoons Oat Straw into a square of cheesecloth and tie it into a giant tea bag.
- Throw it into a tubful of hot water and soak away that anxiety.
- A bath in the tea, whilst drinking a cup of the tea, might just be the rest and rejuvenation those frazzled nerves need!
On those days when twinges of anxiety or feelings of being overwhelmed begin to take root in the brain consider brewing up a cup of this Lemon Balm Oat Straw Tea and creating a small space for yourself to drink, relax, and breathe. Even if it doesn’t completely remove the feelings of anxiety the rest will surely help prepare the mind for the next task.
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