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Herbal Medicine

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. Examples are:

Allspice
Anise 
Caraway 
Cardamom 
Cinnamon 
Clove 
Coriander 
Ginger 
Lemon peel 
Orange peel
Vanilla bean

Demulcent herbs have soothing qualities that prevent any internal irritation, such as stomach upset. Examples of demulcents include:

Arrowroot
Borage
Coltsfoot
Comfrey root
Licorice root
Marshmallow leaves and root
Oatmeal
Sassafras pith
Slippery elm bark
Solomon's-seal root

Herbs - Effective nerviness or herbal tranquilizers

Bugleweed. 
Catnip
Chamomile
Feverfew
Hops
Mullein
Passion Flower
Peppermint
Skullcap
Valerian 
Verbena

Dosage:

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. 

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