Perhaps one of the most recognized floral herbs in the world, lavender is more than just a pretty face and a delightful scent. This delicate flower packs some pretty impressive healing powers, and it’s one of my personal favorites – one that I have on hand all the time. Lavender, while being sweet and gentle, gets to work fast and seems to have an affinity for helping people with high levels of stress, tension, and worry. I experience lavender as an herb of self-love. It helps us slow down, see the beauty in still moments, and learn to love ourselves a bit more with every sip.
Here are three of the many benefits of lavender herbal tea – I hope this short list encourages you to pick some up for yourself and enjoy it on its own or as part of a blend. See my special Floral Soother Herbal Tea Recipe below. If you don’t have any lavender on hand and want to get some inexpensive organic stock, see below and I’ll share my resources with you.
1 – Tension Headaches
Did you know that many of the headaches we get are actually caused by teeth grinding, jaw clenching, muscle tightness, and strained scalp and forehead muscles? As you may have guessed, all of these things are often the result of stress and worry – but lavender herbal tea can help!
After just a few sips of this amazing tea while enjoying the aromatherapy that rises off your tea cup, you’ll start to breathe deeper, relax, and unwind. Each sip is a reminder that it’s safe to let go and release.
Lavender herbal tea is famous for its ability to soothe even the most dense headaches, and if you know for sure that your pains are the result of stress, this is probably the best herb to work with.
2 – Anxiety, Worry, and Stress
Stress is a normal part of life, but when it gets our of control it can interfere with us living in a happy and healthy way. Lavender is a champion for the nerves, and it plays a special role in helping us release anxiety and worry in many forms.
As an herbal tea, lavender gently yet effectively helps quiet the mind, transform negative or cynical thoughts into more positive ones, and relaxes the body. A relaxed body helps foster a relaxed mind, and visa versa.
Lavender soothes, nourishes, and relaxes – and you don’t need a lot to get the job done. If you have a favorite caffeine-free herbal tea blend or recipe, try adding a big pinch (about 1/8 tsp.) of organic lavender flowers and you’ll get all the benefits.
3 – Nervous Stomach & Upset Digestion
Our guts are directly linked to our emotions. People who experience high levels of stress, worry, and anxiety often find that nausea, diarrhea, constipation, cramps, and other gastrointestinal issues aren’t far behind. The gut is known to be the seat of the immune system and the ‘gut feeling’ emotions, so keeping it happy can help us fight off illness and anxiety at the same time.
If you’re dealing with diarrhea, nausea, cramps, or other GI complaints, try lavender herbal tea. It can soothe your whole digestive system, calm the stomach, and work on any underlying stress or nerves that may be causing or aggravating the issue. Mixing equal parts of lavender and chamomile with a big pinch of ginger root is a GI tonic I use anytime I have the butterflies, an anxious stomach, or an exhausted or frayed-feeling digestive system.
Click the box below to see one of my favorite lavender herbal tea blends…
Here’s a simple and delicious recipe you can use any time you need to relax, rest, recharge, and release…
Floral Soother Herbal Tea Recipe
1 part Lavender Flowers
1 part Chamomile Flowers
1 part Lemon Balm
1 part Oatstraw
1 pinch Skullcap
1 pinch Roasted Carob (optional, for those who love chocolate!)
Blend all herbs together. Steep one tablespoon in 8-10 ounces of boiled water for 6 minutes. Strain and enjoy!
Local organic honey or coconut oil transform this calming, aromatic herbal tea in to a decadent desert tea you can enjoy anytime.
Here’s where I purchase my organic tea herbs for the lowest prices…