How To Make Sedative Herbal Medicinal Tea
Many herbs have a sedative effect when drunk as infusions or decoctions, and in herbal medicine.
Infusions are teas made by pouring boiling water over the herb.
Decoctions are made by boiling the herbs in water in a covered pot.
These herbal drinks can be used when anxiety occurs or on a regular basis to encourage consistent overall tranquility.
The general recipe for making medicinal teas is:
4 parts herb
1 part aromatic herb
1 part demulcent herb
Use a total of one teaspoon of herbs to one cup of water. If you use more than one herb, they must add up to no more than one teaspoon.
Aromatic herbs are used to spice teas and give them flavor.
Demulcent herbs have soothing qualities that prevent any internal irritation, such as stomach upset.
Examples of demulcents include:
Marshmallow leaves and root
Slippery elm bark
Herbs - Effective nerviness or herbal tranquilizers
Drink one to three cups of tea each day in half-cup doses.
To keep freshness, make only just one or two cups at a time.