Needing some help getting those Zzzz’s?
Following on from our tummy settling tea recipe, here’s a little remedy to help you fall asleep.
Do you find it difficult to doze off, or perhaps you wake up frequently during the night? Note that this is not intended to replace any medication, nor be taken as medical advice. If you are taking any medications which affect your nervous system, such as benzodiazepines, check with your medical practitioner whether or not this recipe would be appropriate for you.
There are some beautiful flowers and plants which also elicit some amazing relaxing actions on the nervous system. If you can, forage the following dried flowers/herbs, combine equal amounts of them, and store in a dark, cool and dry container to make your own not-so-common “Sleepy Tea”.
One serve should be one tablespoon of the herbal blend, steeped in hot water for 5-10 minutes.
If you find that drinking liquids before bedtime results in frequent toilet visits disturbing your slumber, another option would be to make a more potent and concentrated beverage. This can be done by using the same amount of dried herbs, in a much smaller amount of water (eg: a shot). If you’re not a fan of the flavour of the pure herbs feel free to add a splash of honey or maple syrup.