Soothing tea – types and recipes

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Various Medicinal Plants

Various medicinal plants have a calming effect. In the following lines some of the specimens are presented. They can be used individually, but are also found in various Teerezepten.

For each named individual a medicinal plant: a teaspoon is poured with approximately 250 milliliters of boiling water and then afterwards about seven to eight minutes. For those who prefer a very light tea, per Cup the amount that can be taken with three fingers (three fingers). The effect is not diminished.

1. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Valerian is to be found everywhere in Germany. On damp meadows, in woods and on river banks. Already in ancient times, the role of Valerian is high, and the Plant is since then, as a General remedy. He was and is used for pain treatment, cough, complaints of the eyes and urinary, in the end, propellant.

Today, he is mainly known for its soothing effect on everyone’s lips. Nervous Agitation, nervous-related insomnia and nervous heart complaints, respond quite well to treatment with Valerian. Accordingly, a soothing tea often includes this Plant. In order to intensify its effect, Valerian plants often with other healing, such as, for example, lemon balm and hops,

2. Hops (Humulus lupulus)

Hops is not only in beer, but also can show as a soothing tea. Hops belong to the hemp plants. He originally hails from Eastern Europe. It grows wild in moist thickets and on river banks, and is cultivated in many countries of the temperate Zone. Already in the middle ages, this Plant was known, and it is even today.

From records of Hieronymus Bock (1498 – 1554, German botanist, physician and preacher) shows that the hop was used for blood purification, spleen and liver swelling should help, and the hops flowers, wine given, fever, dispel, and against the poisoning of interactive. Today, the hops, especially in the case of sleep disorders, over-excitability, nervous restlessness, and anxiety disorders is used. In tea blends to calm, he is often contain.

3. Lavender (Lavandula)

Lavender has been for years, especially in connection with moth balls and perfume of older women. However, the lavender has celebrated his Comeback for a long time and is now applied as a remedy. He is one of the lips blütlern and is found mainly on the Western Mediterranean sea.

Hildegard of Bingen has first reported about its medicinal effect. It was lavender in almost every herbal book. At the time, it was said of him that he was acting diuretic, heart calm down, tooth pain will ease and in the case of dizziness and pain in the limbs help. Today, lavender for nervous exhaustion, sleep disorders, nervous stomach and intestinal disorders and for sedation. He’s not tired, he is to be recommended also before exams or before a visit to the doctor. The tea tastes particularly good, it is sweetened with a little honey.

4. Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

Such as the lavender, is also part of the balm, lemon balm, blütlern the Lips. The Plant, which is also loved by bees, was already in ancient times as a remedy known. The Benedictine monks brought the balm later, from the countries of the Mediterranean across the Alps and the cultivated gardens in the monastery.

This wonderfully fragrant Plant is mainly used in case of nervous stomach complaints. But also in sleep disorders and as an appendage in a Cup of hot tea, she gives her Best. It is also known as a part of the balm of the spirit that came earlier, like the strength after cold diseases.

5. Passion flower (passiflora incarnata)

This beautiful flower comes originally from the tropical rain forests. The Mayas and the Aztecs already have their antispasmodic and calming effect.
Your name has to get this Plant of the Church. In 1605, the Spanish missionary and father Simone Parlasca sent a copy to Rome. The local princes of the Church, the flower of the passion flower, saw a picture of the torture tools of Christ. The Passiflora acts States, in the case of nervous Restlessness and anxiety. A soothing tea of this Plant’s benefits. In Natural medicine it is used in capsule form or as a tincture.

6. Bitter orange ( Citrus aurantium)

The bitter orange is mainly used in the Mediterranean countries, known and belongs to plants to the Diamond. It is assumed that you are in the 10. Century was brought by the Persians and Arabs, from India to North Africa and Spain. Arab Doctors reported about you and to languages your a venom secretory effect.
Today, the bitter orange flowers are used to calm and to promote sleep.

7. St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)

St. John’s wort is a beautiful, yellow flowering Plant, and grows on roadsides and embankments, in sparse forests and bushes. Their leaves look as if they were perforated. The reason the Oil is. The yellow flowers turn red like crimson, they rubbed in the hands. Known as the “red oil”, extracted from the flowers, the pain in nerves is very helpful.

Pedanios Dioscorides, a Greek physician, who lived in the first century, used Hypericum for burn wounds and sciatica.
Today, St. John’s wort is present in high doses in capsule form for mild depression by Doctors prescribed. The Teevariante is a very gentle Form, in order to bring some peace into the lives and to alleviate Fears. A soothing tea can contain only St. John’s wort, but also with other plants mixed in (see recipe number 2).

What are the ingredients of St. John’s wort are carefully for their effect, has not yet been sufficiently substantiated. Furthermore, it should be noted at this point that St. John’s wort interact with other medications and their effect can weaken. Pregnant women should discuss use of the herb or Oil to your doctor.

It is also worth noting that in supermarkets and drugstores over-the-counter preparations (include due to legal provisions) is often a significantly weaker dose than the products from the pharmacy.

8. Lemon grass/lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus)

The home lemon grass is East Indies and Indonesia. It is not only used as a spice for Asian dishes, but is also used in calming teas. Just the lemony flavor makes this tea so popular. The lemon grass is anti-spasmodic, soothing and somewhat uplifting. Also in the case of mild digestive disorders.

9. Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Basil is primarily known as a spice. Who is not familiar with the summer dish “tomato Mozzarella with Basil” or the green Pesto that tastes so delicious.
But also as a tea of Basil is worth a try. After meals Basil digestion is drinking to be supportive. Also intestinal cramps or rule pain is thus alleviated. Basil has a slight sedative effect.

Tea blends

The above-mentioned medicinal herbs can be used individually, but also in the various Teerezepten used. Here are a few examples:

Recipe 1

In the case of nervous agitation, the following, soothing tea helps.
For this you need 20 grams of Valerian root, 20 grams of lemon balm leaves, 20 grams of lavender flowers, 10 grams of bitter orange flowers and 10 grams of hop cones.
A teaspoon of the mixture is scalded with about a quarter of a liter of boiling water and after a minimum of five minutes (seven to eight minutes), strained and drank. You do this best before bed or when needed.

Recipe 2

An Alternative to the above-mentioned tea is the following: 20 grams St. John’s wort, 20 grams of lemon balm leaves and 10 grams of Valerian root in the mix. A teaspoon of it is poured, as with the other recipes, as well as with a quarter of a liter of boiling water and then should draw approximately seven to ten minutes.

Recipe 3

This is a pure sedative and sleep tea. For this you need to pin to the same Parts of Valerian root and hops. Like to hear especially the heart) can be added to buckthorn leaves white (. A teaspoon of the mixture is scalded with 250 milliliters of boiling water and must undergo at least ten minutes. At best, the tea acts, if he is drunk half an hour before going to bed.

Recipe 4

This is a nerve-soothing tea that can be drunk at snack time or at the time of need. Lemon balm leaves, lavender, and bitter orange flowers are mixed in equal Parts. Here, too, a teaspoon is again immersed in full with a quarter of a liter of boiling water, and then, depending on your taste, seven to ten minutes.


A soothing tea is designed especially for the evening, after work, after a busy day. Or when the head cinema is working Overtime and no Sleep is possible. But also during the day, when the nerves are once again blank, and the nervousness really wide.

The various individual herbs or tea blends should never be more than to drink four to five weeks. Two to three cups of rich of the day. To whom is the tea is too bitter, sweet with a bit of honey. It is important to drink the tea in small SIPS. Alone, this concentrates on the Essential and helps a little to calm and relaxation. In General, no adverse effects are to be expected. But this is not the case, however, should avoid the herb. (sw)