3 Herbal Teas To Get You Through Your Day

A great way of enhancing your well-being is to get into the habit of drinking herbal teas daily. The following recipes are for dried herb mixtures that can be made into teas. All dried herb mixtures should be stored in airtight jars away from the light — they'll keep at their best for up to a year this way. To make the tea, mix 1-2 teaspoons of the dried herb mixture into a mug of boiling water and leave to infuse for several minutes. Once teas are made, they should be consumed immediately for best results.

Sleepy Tea

This tea will calm a wide-awake mind.


  • ¾ oz. passionflower
  • 2 oz. valerian
  • ¾ oz. lemon balm
  • ½ oz. lavender

Makes: 4-oz. herb mixture

Method: Drink a mug of sleepy tea half an hour before bed every night.

Anti-Stress Tea


  • ¾ oz. lemon balm
  • ¾ oz. wood betony
  • ¾ oz. oatstraw
  • ¾ oz. skullcap
  • ¾ oz. vervain
  • ¼ oz. lavender

Makes: 4-oz. herb mixture

Method: Drink 1-3 mugs daily, with honey to sweeten, if required.

Quick Wake Up

Get going without caffeine!


  • 1 mug of rosemary tea (made by infusing 1 teaspoonn dried rosemary in 1 mug of boiling water for 10 minutes, then straining)
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper

Makes: Makes 1 mug. Drink immediately.

Method: Stir the cayenne pepper into the warm rosemary tea and drink. You're off!

From The Herbal Handbook for Home and Health by Pip Waller, published by North Atlantic Books, copyright © 2015 by Pip Waller. Reprinted by permission of publisher.

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