Best Relaxing Herbs For Tea

Best Relaxing Herbs For Tea

Best relaxing herbs for tea can be made cold or hot. Happily, you can have cold tea during the warmer months. Then hot tea for the colder weather months. Either way, relaxing herbs make the experience even better.

The best relaxing herb teas can be tailored to your specific tastes by adding honey or sweetener of your choice and/or lemon. You can mix or match the teas or add ingredients.

I’m going to discuss the easiest and most common herbs to find in stores and markets.

The Rooted Haven Best Relaxing Herbs for Tea
The Rooted Haven Best Relaxing Herbs for Tea

Chamomile herb for tea

One of the most common relaxing herbs is Chamomile. It is also one of the easiest relaxing herbs to find.

Chamomile has medicinal properties to help with:

  • relax muscles
  • relieve cramps 
  • calm nerves
  • reducing menstrual pain
  • treating diabetes
  • slowing osteoporosis
  • reducing inflammation

Perfect for relaxing at the end of a stressful day. Chamomile has a calming scent and a sweet taste which makes it popular in teas all over the world. 

Lemon Balm Herbal Tea

Lemon Balm is another relaxing herb that is readily available at most stores and markets. It is native to Europe and Asia. Lemon balm has been used for centuries as a relaxing herbal tea as well as for medicinal purposes such as relieving stress and tension. It has a lemony taste which makes it pleasant to drink as tea. Lemon balm tea is great before bedtime to help you fall asleep.

 Lemon Balm can also help with:

  • brain health
  • digestion
  • reducing anxiety
  • relieving stress
  • reducing tension

Lemon Balm is in the peppermint family. It is an easy plant to grow in your backyard garden. It will need some protection from the frost so it is best grown as an annual in most areas.

Holy Basil herbal tea

Holy Basil commonly called Tulsi Tea is one of the most sacred herbs in India. It is widely used in culinary practices. holy basil contains a range of natural antioxidants that can help protect the body tissues against free-radical damage. Tulsi tea helps prevent certain respiratory illnesses ranging from cold and cough to bronchitis and asthma. It has immunomodulatory (helps to enhance immunity), antitussive (helps relieve cough), and expectorant (helps in expelling out the phlegm) properties that provide relief in the respiratory system. It has certain oils that help relieve congestion too. Tulsi tea helps in maintaining normal levels of cortisol hormone in the body which is known as the stress hormone. It lowers the levels of cortisol, leaving you stress-free. In fact, it is known to subside various symptoms of depression, which may include anxiety.

Holy Basil helps with:

  • cold and cough
  • bronchitis
  • congestion
  • maintains the stress hormones
  • lowers cortisol leaving you Stress-Free
How to make the best relaxing herbal tea:
  1. Boil fresh spring water in a clean kettle
  2. Preheat your mug or a teapot by pouring hot water in and out
  3. Use at least 1 teaspoon of tea leaves per cup of water
  4. Add water and cover with a lid or a small saucer if using a mug
  5. Let it steep for at least 5 minutes
  6. Strain
 Go ahead and make some amazing tea for yourself and ensure a healthy and fit self!
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