Quick Tip – Teas to Help Reduce Anxiety and Aid Sleep

There are different ways to help relieve stress and anxiety as well as exercising.  There are certain teas which have some amazing stress relieving properties.  Here are some teas that help reduce anxiety and aid sleep:

Peppermint

Aromatic peppermint tea has some great qualities. It contains menthol which is a natural muscle relaxant. It has no caffeine making it an ideal bedtime beverage.   Teas

Note: Pregnant women should not drink this tea because it could cause a miscarriage.

Recipe:
1 tablespoon of dried peppermint leaves to around 8 ounces of boiling water. Let the leaves simmer for around 3 to 4 minutes.
Freshly crushed leaves allow simmering for 2 minutes.
Put through your strainer and enjoy your cup of calming tea.

Chamomile
This tea is renowned for its slight sedative effect. If you are experiencing insomnia this tea can help.  You can buy it in bags or make your own.   Chamomile tea

Recipe:
Dry Chamomile 3 – 4 tablespoons to 8 ounces of water. Let it infuse for 5 minutes.
For the fresh type add chamomile flowers to the hot water and allow to steep for 3 minutes.
Strain before pouring into your favorite cup!

Rose Tea

This is an excellent choice for helping to reduce stress and anxiety levels. It is another perfect drink before bedtime.  Rose Tea Petals

Recipe:
Fresh petals can be used to make the tea. Thoroughly wash fresh rose petals before adding them to boiling water. Place 1 to 2 cups of rose petals in a saucepan filled with 3 cups of water. Boil for 5 minutes before straining.  If you want to sweeten the tea add some organic honey.

Drink the teas slowly, relax and enjoy the flavors.

Jan Horner, Life Coach You

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