Nature has this seemingly magical ability to make us feel relaxed and at ease. Whether it’s a long camping trip in the woods or just a brisk walk down the street, spending time outdoors and with the plants has the ability to lift the spirit. Taking the time to enjoy these simple pleasures reminds us of how powerful plants truly are.
We feel that this incredible power is also infused into each cup of tea. But the benefits felt from herbs aren’t just magic. Scientists have found that compounds in many relaxing herbs bind to receptors in our body known to affect relaxation. The right amount of the appropriate herbal formula has the capacity to promote relaxation and improve a person’s mood for the better.*
The first step towards creating an herbal protocol for relaxation requires us to ask ourselves an important question. Why is this stress or inability to relax manifesting? Is it because of a lack of sleep, menstrual issues, caffeine jitters or just the stress of everyday life? Identifying the root of the problem can help us consciously decide to relax and choose the appropriate herbal allies.
There are an abundance of herbs found in nature that can aid in relaxation, so many that it can sometimes be challenging to know which one best suits your needs. We’ve created this decision tree to highlight our favorite relaxation teas so that you can choose the best tea for you. Sip & unwind.
This guide was created with the intention to help you make educated herbal decisions, but just like the plants, we’re all unique. For example, chamomile might be very relaxing for one person and very mild for another. If a tea does not bring about the response you want, take a look at the box to see if it is appropriate to up the dose or try out another blend.
If you’re feeling like you need some herbal support to relax, we suggest trying out one of these teas and listening to your body’s infinite wisdom. Be gentle with yourself. Breathe and take breaks when you need them, and do something to nourish your spirit every day.
Nighty Night®: Features passionflower and a blend of other herbs including chamomile, linden flower and hops to help you rest easy.*
Nighty Night Extra: Tea drinkers enjoy this calming blend before bed of valerian root, passionflower and lemon balm for its relaxing effect and pleasant taste.*
Cup of Calm®: Passionflower, chamomile, lavender and catnip help bring tranquility to a busy day or late night.
Chamomile: Made from only the white and yellow, daisy-like flowers, this chamomile tea calms the nervous system and soothes digestion.*
Lemon Balm: Gentle and mildly relaxing, this member of the mint family relieves tension and relieves occasional indigestion.*
Stress Ease® Cinnamon: Skullcap, cinnamon bark and licorice root make an ideal combination to bring the body back to balance during stressful times.*
Chamomile with Lavender: Two beautiful, fragrant flowers combined with lemon balm stand by you when you’re troubled by nervous tension or upset stomach.*
Cup of Sunshine®: Like a perfect dose of inner cheer to start your day, this tea features kanna – a succulent herb from southern Africa that’s been used by native tribes for its mood-boosting powers.*