Chamomile's Nice, but Passionflower May Be Better

Herbal teas are more than a gentle alternative to English Breakfast or the all-mighty green variety. When prepared with quality herbs they have a fresh flavor that surpasses the average cup of Red Zinger and they can also provide relief from a variety of ailments.

  • Lemon balm helps to reduce tension and anxiety.
  • Passionflower is a natural sedative. It can help insomnia, especially if brought on by anxiety or nervousness.
  • Peppermint is famous for its ability to fight queasiness, nausea and vomiting. Only peppermint has this power. For stomach problems steer clear of spearmint, wintergreen, etc.
  • Rosemary helps treat stress headaches by keeping blood vessels dilated.
  • Sage may help sore throats and boost the immune system. It has also been linked to reduction of night sweats.
  • Thyme relaxes the bronchial spasms that trigger coughs.

Not interested in DYI tea? Yogi Tea has a big selection of healing teas with clear ingredient lists. Yogi's herb glossary is one of my favorite herb resources.

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