lemon balm recipe

anonymous asked:

hi there , still new to all this . was wonderinf if you have any brew for concentration or focus ? im a tea drinker

*scrambles to get tea recipe book* YES I HAVE SOME

Recipe 1: Good for after a long day at the office or when pulling an all nighter. Kinda acts as a brain kickstarter!

  • 1-1.5 TBSP of fresh ginger
  • Fennel seed to taste (I use .5-1 tsp)
  • cardamom to taste (same as above, typically use .5-1tsp)

Recipe 2: equal parts of both ingredients

  • Gotu Kola
  • Hops

Recipe 3: equal parts, add stevia or honey to taste

  • Peppermint & Gotu Kola Leaves mixed
  • Ginko
  • Rosemary
  • Ginger Root
  • Red Clover Tops

Recipe 4: Equal parts, add milk or honey to taste

  • Calendula
  • Mint
  • Yarrow
  • Sage flowers

Recipe 5: I don’t have amounts, so assume equal parts of each, sweeten as needed.

  • St John’s Wort
  • Valerian
  • Lemon Balm

Recipe 6: Equal Parts

  • Rose Hips
  • Calendula
  • Nettle leaves
  • Gallium Flowers
  • Borage flowers

Note: some of these recipes are not my own, so credit to original authors. i don’t have those notes in my personal journal on some of these though.

Disclaimer: PLEASE check with your doctor before adding any herbs. Some of these are not safe to consume while taking other medications and/or while pregnant. Do your own research on herbs before consuming.

Sleepy Tea (safe for children)

  • 1 tablespoon dried lemon balm
  • 2 teaspoons dried peppermint
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried rose petals
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers
  • 2 slices dried licorice root

Instructions

  1. Place a kettle of filtered water onto the stove and bring to a boil.
  2. While the water comes to a boil, place herbs and spices into a mortar and crush with a pestle until roughly combined. Transfer to a teapot, pour boiling water over the herbs and steep for three to five minutes.
  3. Strain and serve 

anonymous asked:

Hello there sweet flower. What are some of you're favorite tea blends or herbal tea recipes?

  • lemon balm + lavender + linden flowers = soothing. (drifting into the night)
  • lemon zest + ginger + peppermint = energizing. (rising in the morning)
  • cinnamon + aniseed + ginger + nutmeg = warming. (mellow afternoon)
  • st. john’s wort = lifts my spirits + induces vivid dreaming. (nighttime)
  • erva de sete sangrias = blood cleansing. rebirthing. detoxing.
  • sage = energetical purifying. mellowing. cleansing. healing.
  • oregano = boosts immunity system. healing.
  • rosemary = strengthens memory. hair growth. feminine energy.
  • passionflower leaf = wards off depression + low feelings. dream plant.

and so many more… i usually just harvest the wild herbs that grow around where i live or in my garden and dry them and learn from them and then each day is a different tea infusion! whatever feels right in the day. so many magical combinations to be made! listen to the plants… they have much to teach us x x xx