Are you tired, but can’t sleep when you go to bed?

What if it was the right time to pamper yourself with medicinal and delicious herbal teas?

For millennia man has used the therapeutic benefits of plants and herbal tea is a very good way to use herbal medicine even if you are not an expert.
My advice is above all to use only herbal teas or organic dried plants.
Here are some herbal tea recipes to help you sleep better.
Preferably use your teapot in order to be able to increase the quantity of water and at the same time to be able to make mixtures: it is not advisable to infuse 5 infusettes in the same cup but in a liter of water yes!
If you don’t have a teapot, simply use a saucepan that you cover during the infusion.
This solution is ideal whether you are with several people or alone: ​​it will allow you to share and enjoy the benefits with your family or to drink several cups throughout your evening.

Bring the water to 70/80° (no more) so as not to alter the virtues of the plants.
Remove from the heat and add the dried plants and cover to keep the evaporation water rich in active ingredients. Leave to infuse between 5 and 10 minutes.

Recipes with infusettes for the less adventurous.

For 1 liter of water choose 5 infusettes according to your needs. :
Chamomile: Relaxing and sleep trigger,
Linden : Promotes sleep,
Eschscholtzia : An analgesic action,
Verbena : Reduces stress and anxiety,
Orange Blossom : Tranquilizer and antidepressant,
Lavender : Stress and nervousness,
lemon balm : soothing and relaxing,
Valerian : sedative and relaxing,
Passionflower : reduces nervousness and anxiety,
Hop : sedative and relaxing

If you have a cold or sore throat, replace one of the 5 pods with 1 pod of thyme and when serving 1 teaspoon of honey and lemon juice. Guaranteed effect!

Bulk recipes for enthusiasts
Count 1 heaped teaspoon per cup:

Sweet dreams !
20 g Roman chamomile (flowers)
20 g lemon balm (flowering tops)
20 g lime blossom (bracts)
20 g sweet woodruff (aerial parts)
20 g marjoram (leaves)

Good night !
5 g lime (flowers and leaves)
35 g orange blossom (flowers and leaves)
30 g chamomile (flowers)

In short: plants can help us sleep better and more gently. Eat light and at least 2 hours before bedtime and avoid sugars this will also help you sleep better.

VSContact our dietician Valérie for a personalized follow-up:

Valerie Schellingen

DE dietitian nutritionist, coach and certified mental trainer
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