Promotes better sleep by relaxing the whole body, including tempering one’s emotional state.
• 3⁄4 cup chamomile flowers
• 1⁄4 cup spearmint
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup sugar or honey
• Brandy or passionflower tincture (1⁄4 of bottle space)
Herbal Concentrate Method: Tea
Chamomile: Creates a whole-body sense of calm; relieves a variety of aches and pains; relaxes digestive system; German chamomile more often recommended for medicinal uses
Spearmint: Promotes digestive well-being; reduces anxiety; alleviates stress
Passionflower: Used to calm nerves, mild sedative, “dream enhancer;” promotes better sleep and alleviates insomnia by lessening anxiety
Chamomile should be used with caution by anyone with a ragweed allergy.
Read more about herbal medicines for common illnesses in Herbal Syrups for Common Ailments.