Sleepy Tea

½ oz. lemon balm leaves, dried

½ oz. hop flowers, dried

½ oz. valerian root, dried

1 oz. passionflower leaves, dried

Crush the herbs in a pestle and mortar and store in an airtight tin. To make a bedtime tea that will aid restful sleep, put 2 teaspoon of the herb mixture in a teaspoon, pour on boiling water and infuse for 15 minutes. Pour through a tea strainer into a cup and drink half an hour before bed. You can sweeten the tea with a little honey, if liked.

Caution: Avoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Author: annafranklinblog

Anna Franklin is the High Priestess of the Hearth of Arianrhod, which runs teaching circles, a working coven, and the annual Mercian Gathering, a Pagan camp which raises money for charity. She regularly speaks at conferences, moots and workshops around the country. She is the author of many books on witchcraft and Paganism, including the popular Pagan Ways Tarot, Sacred Circle Tarot, The Fairy Ring, Herb Craft, Magical Incenses and Oils, Personal Power, A Romantic Guide to Handfasting, Familiars, The Oracle of the Goddess, Hearth Witch, The Path of the Shaman and The Hearth Witch’s Compendium. Anna’s books have been translated into nine languages.

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