Relaxing herbal teas are a sweet and natural remedy for better sleep and relaxation. Below we will see how to prepare them.
Relaxing herbal teas
Relaxing herbal teas are an excellent remedy to be included in our routine in all seasons. Not only relaxing herbal teas to sleep for those who do not fall asleep easily: even if you do not suffer from sleep disorders, relaxing herbal teas for anxiety can give you an extra touch of well-being every day.
In fact, in addition to improving sleep, relaxing herbal teas can be useful against anxiety, and many are also good for the stomach.
Furthermore, even children can take these relaxing herbal teas because they are totally natural and have no contraindications. Let’s see below what are the plants with which to make relaxing infusions that you can easily find in herbal medicine, but also in the supermarket, and we also see some tasty recipes that combine different plants.
What are the most effective relaxing herbal teas?
Let’s quickly see which are the objectively most effective infusions for relaxation thanks to their properties:
- Orange flowers
How to prepare a relaxing herbal tea
Usually in large retailers (therefore supermarkets) you can find most of these relaxing herbal teas in ready-made version in sachets. In this case, you can just follow the preparation instructions on the package.
Alternatively, you can buy the dried plants in bulk at a herbalist’s shop. In this way you can create your very own relaxing herbal teas. In this case, it is important to follow the instructions and especially the doses recommended by the herbalist.
In principle, the important things are to bring the water to a boil, place the dried plants in infusion (directly in the water or with the help of a filter) and leave to infuse by covering the water for about 10 minutes.
Ginger and Cinnamon herbal tea
It is one of the relaxing herbal teas for anxiety with an unmistakable Christmas flavor. In fact, it is a perfect combination of the calming properties of cinnamon (preferably in sticks) and the disinfectant properties of ginger (better if cut into thin slices). The addition of cloves will not only give a particular aroma to the herbal tea, but it will also help you open the airways … goodbye to colds!
The best way to prepare this infusion is to boil these three ingredients in a saucepan for at least an hour. The really ‘smart’ thing about this drink is that it preserves its tranquilizing properties for 3-4 days, without the need for new sticks and nails: reheat it and enjoy it in the following evenings.
Rosemary and Sage herbal tea
We are used to thinking that these ingredients are only good with baked potatoes or with butter gnocchi, but in reality they hide tricks up their sleeves that should not be underestimated. Rosemary, in fact, is an excellent natural remedy for those light headaches that take hold of your brains at the end of the day. Sage, on the other hand, reduces the stress caused by physical exhaustion and gastro-intestinal discomfort. These two elements are a weapon against anxiety and fatigue.
Our advice is to cut the leaves and twigs into small pieces, so that in the boiling water they release as much soul as possible. Boil for 20 minutes and when you feel that the aroma has become strong enough, turn off. Watch out for the rosemary sprigs: make sure they are very soft before drinking them!
Herbal tea with fennel
Fennel is famous for its benefits on our body, but what if we told you that it also has pleasant solutions for our psyche? This “miraculous” ally of well-being will gently help you manage the problems deriving from stress. In fact, drinking a fennel tea is a good starting point to calm your nerves and face life one anxiety at a time. It is one of the most used as a relaxing herbal tea for children.
Throw a few florets or seeds into the pot, even better if both. First the seeds and then, after ten minutes, a few pieces of cut fennel. We recommend cooking for an hour and a half… in the meantime, relax!
Blackcurrant herbal tea
The benefits of Blackcurrant can be seen immediately on a physical level: it helps to heal faster from inflammation and flu, but it is also very useful when trying to reduce stress and organize commitments … in short, it helps to do a little ‘of clarity! Blackcurrant leaves are also indicated against anxiety disorders, but even the fruit itself can intervene against the tiredness generated by hours of back sleep.
The best way to prepare this tea is to let the leaves boil for about 30 minutes and then add some currants. Let it boil for a few more minutes then drain the leaves (which do not have an appreciable flavor, despite the aroma). On the other hand, currant is a diuretic and stimulating fruit, as well as the perfect opening for a healthy snack!