Stress Less with Calming Teas

| 3/27/2012 7:17:17 PM

ErinMcIntosh2Erin is the Communications Manager at Mountain Rose Herbs and a graduate of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. She spends her days photographing flowers, creating herbal treats, and wildcrafting medicinal plants in the magnificent Oregon Cascades. 

Stress is something that we all experience on some level in our everyday lives. While a little stress can help motivate us to do the things we want to do, too much stress can take a toll on our bodies and our emotional wellbeing. Read on to learn how to stress less.
After giving energy to family members, work projects, home duties and friends there is often little time left for ourselves! Taking a few minutes to brew, sip and enjoy herbal tea provides an easy and much needed opportunity for personal reflection and self-care during an otherwise hectic day.
Adding herbs with calming, nervine and adaptogenic properties to your favorite tea blends can benefit your whole body and mind by strengthening and preparing your nervous system for the busy day ahead.
Herbs like skullcap, milky oats, holy basil and chamomile can help ease anxiety, irritability, sleeplessness, aches and pains, muscle tension, and can support us during times of heartbreak and grief. Thank goodness for the generous healing comfort they offer!
Here are a few of my favorite calming herbs and calming teas that can be enjoyed daily. Feel free to play with the ratios to find the best cup of tea for your needs.


Good Morning Tonic Tea  

• 1 teaspoon skullcap leaf
• 1 teaspoon peppermint leaf
• 1 tablespoon yerba mate
• 3 droppers of milky oat tops tincture
+ Skullcap is a wonderful nervine herb that is nutritive to the nervous system and helps ease anxiety.

+ Peppermint is a great choice for the morning as it helps promote mental focus.

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