was gona title this post
"Move Over Coffee"
After reading some of the reviews on line - on night time /sleep herbal tea
to help one nod off .
some of us seem to be a bit confused
i'm like mmm i find it also true
as to is it working?
guess am expecting to drop everything and fall asleep on the spot
[yep am quite happy with crystals under my pillow]
clearly am not utilizing herbal tool well
so took a closer look at relaxing combo blends as well as individually
Herbs : what properties to look for?
The first easier answer :
What ever decreases anxiety, stress and promotes sleep. Sedatives and Nervines
Tranquilizers are strong sedatives are minerals which can effectively weigh down and calm the mind
The second category mild sedative herbs- usually posses tonification properties- calm and nourish the heart that regulate the heart.[think emotional stress or worries- heart merdian]
Calmative: tonic and nutritive- increase nerve tissue and cerebral spinal fluid=
For those who have looked into herbal books to the light to heavy duty ones, you need /good idea to to be able to understand the jargon terms.
If you can find it n herbal tea / powder form the better- herbal online sites is your best bet- or grow your own
Some key herbs
“ginseng, nutmeg, ashwaghanda, chamomile, basil, coriander, lemon verbena, violet leaf, lemongrass, valerian, skullcap, passionflower”, lady slipper, wood betony, California poppy, black cohosh, hops, fennel, hawthorn, liquorice, juniper, linden blossom, elderflower, St johnwort etc.
yep i looked at list and thought are some of these available locally?
at best some combo blends have 3 herbs that have anything to with helping you unwind,
the western herbal usually say 1 teabag, usually cammomile [still do'nt find it tasty-on its own ]
an aryuvedic book two -three teaspoon OR 2 tea bag brew
thought that's interesting tried. it .. it does work
however like bit of variety and better to taste buds as well
so took out all relaxing herbs i had stored away... had quite a few decided to add ginkgo bilbo and comfrey too.
and made a brew of just 'one' teaspoon to my brew
to my absolute surprise tasted good and chillaxing
create you own blend - up to about 9 herbs use 1 teaspoon of this mixture
Try not to take herbs that have diuretic effect as part of night blend tea-
best to drink within the hour of making it to benefit from the aromatc flavours
anyway laters fuzz
p.s. note on herb the nutmeg personally prefer to use alone or leave well alone