Chamomile-Lemon Balm Calm-Down Tea Recipe

Calm your nerves with this soothing tea made with chamomile, lemon balm and skullcap.

January/February 2016

  • Chamomile, lemon balm and skullcap create a calming tea blend to ease anxiety.
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Herbalist Christopher Hobbs suggests this blend of herbs for anxiety or insomnia. All the ingredients are classic, good-tasting calmatives. If there is one herb you don’t like, feel free to omit it.

Chamomile-Lemon Balm Calm-Down Tea Recipe


• 1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers
• 1/4 cup dried linden flowers
• 1/4 cup dried catnip leaves
• 1/4 cup dried lemon balm leaves
• 1/4 cup dried skullcap leaves


1. Blend herbs and store in a capped jar away from heat and light.

2. Boil 2 cups water. Remove it from the heat and add 2 teaspoons tea blend. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Strain into a large mug and drink 1 cup 3 or 4 times a day or as needed.

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