Teas and relaxation herbs have been used for centuries to help people relax, gain more energy, lose weight, as well as many other benefits. This article will enlighten you on a few relaxation herbs that you can use at home to relax.
Chamomile Tea – The Common Way to Relax with Tea
Chamomile Tea (also spelled camomile tea) is a well-known tea to help people who have trouble sleeping. Its aroma helps release tension and prepares your body and mind for a relaxing night. It doesn’t contain caffeine and it can also help settle an irritable bowel.
In case you’ve tried and disliked chamomile tea in the past, you should try the “loose leaf” or “loose flower” version. The flavor is not as bland as the chamomile tea bag version.
Headache, Indigestion and Congested Sinus Relief
Ginger can help relieve tension headaches, indigestion or congested sinuses. In addition, it can also help pregnant women deal with morning sickness and it will not harm the fetus.
Here is how to prepare ginger tea at home:
1. Grate enough fresh ginger to produce 2 tsp of ginger.
2. In a pot, bring 1 1/2 cup of water to a boil with the freshly grated ginger. Let it boil for 5 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and let it steep for 10 minutes.
4. Pour in a cup and sip slowly while inhaling the steam as you drink the ginger infusion.
Rosemary Tea – Perfect Herbal Remedy for PMS
If you suffer from PMS, add 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary to a cup of boiling water. Cover your cup and let it steep for about 12 minutes. Drink slowly and enjoy.
Relaxation Herbs Combined into Delicious Tea
Here is a blend of tea that you can use at home to relax. You should be able to find all of these ingredients from a local naturalist store.
- 1/2 tsp Dandelion Root
- 1 tsp Nettle Leaf
- 1 tsp Raspberry Leaf
- 1/2 tsp Chamomile Flower
- 1/2 tsp Rosemary Leaf
- 1/4 tsp Licorice Root
- 1/4 tsp Ginger Root
Simply bring water to a boil, then let these relaxation herbs steep for 3 to 5 minutes before drinking. If you prefer iced tea, simply let it cool, then add ice cubes for a deliciously refreshing and relaxing drink.
Other Ways to Enjoy Relaxation Herbs – Aromatherapy
There are many other ways relaxation herbs can be incorporated into your life to help you relax. For example, you can use aromatherapy and benefit from particular herbs such as jasmine. Jasmine essential oil can be added to your bath to relax your muscles and improve your mood. Try adding 10 to 15 drops of jasmine oil to warm bath water.
You can also use lavender to promote a good night sleep. If you have access to dried lavender flowers, simply place a few in your pillowcase. The aroma will help lull you to sleep and remove the tension in your muscles.
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