3 of the Best Medicinal Nighttime Teas

· December 13, 2015
There are few things more satisfying than making a delicious, piping hot tea just before going to bed. Choose your favorite mug, head to the couch with a good book and sip this medicinal remedy little by little.

By drinking medicinal nighttime teas, not only will you enjoy a more restful sleep, but there may be other benefits. You may also find yourself with more energy on the next day and an improved immune system in the long run. That is assuming that you’re using the right types of ingredients. Today we want to teach you which are the best medicinal nighttime teas.

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1. Lemon balm and rosemary for one of the best nighttime teas

Its flavor is delicious. This infusion is ideal for drinking an hour before going to bed. Let’s talk about why drinking it right before bed is so good for you.

  • Lemon balm is one of best known natural relaxants there are. It’s smooth, with a pleasant taste, and at the same time, combines very well with other medicinal plants, from which we have chosen to mix with it rosemary. Another notable aspect of lemon balm is that it can help you improve your digestion. Thus, if you’re one of those people who often feels bad at night due to a buildup of stomach gases, don’t hesitate to try this remedy out.
  • Some say that rosemary is good for improving the immune system. It may also help you to relax. If you make a habit of drinking this tea each night, you may see that your general health improves. Rosemary is very rich in Vitamin C. That makes it good for the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 15 g (1/2 oz) of lemon balm
  • 15 g (1/2 oz) of fresh rosemary
  • A glass of water (200 ml or 6.7 fl oz)
  • 1 spoonful of honey (25 g or 0.8 oz)

Directions

  • Begin by washing some fresh rosemary well. Then boil it in the glass of water. The lemon balm can easily be acquired in natural health stores. What’s more, they often sell it right in tea bags so you can use it to make your teas.
  • Once the water begins to boil, add the washed rosemary and the lemon balm. Cook the mixture for 15 minutes, and then let it sit for another 10 minutes.
  • The next step? That’s the easy part. Choose your favorite mug, add a spoonful of honey, stir well, … And enjoy!

2. Linden flower and thyme tea

Nighttime teas with thyme

This is, without a doubt, one of the best medicinal nighttime teas. Both the linden flowers and the thyme can easily be found in a natural health store. Some experts say that they can help not only for sleeping, but but also because they have many other beneficial properties:

  • The combination of linden flowers and thyme is great for cleansing your body and strengthening your immune system.
  • Thyme has a medicinal component called “thymol” that some experts say has anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. All of this will really help you at night because the time when you sleep is precisely when your body does its cleansing and detoxifying work. Thus, you may providing it with some “extra” help which will make the whole process more efficient.
  • It is also worth noting that linden flowers are a balsamic plant. Naturalists prize these because they may be helpful for getting a good night’s sleep.

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Ingredients

  • 15 g (1/2 oz) of linden flowers
  • 15 g (1/2 oz) of fresh thyme
  • A glass of water (200 ml or 6.7 fl oz)
  • 1 spoonful of honey (25 g or 0.8 oz)

Directions

  • Making this tea is very simple. Begin, as usual, by boiling the glass of water. Once you get it boiling, add the linden flowers and the fresh thyme (you should have previously washed these well). Let it cook for about 15 minutes, then let it sit for another 10 minutes. Afterwards, strain everything.
  • Put the tea in your favorite mug and add the spoonful of honey. Drink it a sip at a time and be sure to enjoy the moment.

3. Lavender and sage tea

Nighttime teas with lavender

This is also delicious and medicinal! And it is also one of the best medicinal nighttime teas. Why? Well, we’ll tell you:

  • Muscle relaxant: Both the lavender and the sage are two medicinal plants which are known to relax the tension in the muscles, perfect for those days when we arrive home tired and with neck pain or a headache. Within 20 minutes of drinking this nighttime tea, you’ll notice its relaxing effects.
  • Anti-inflammatory: sage and lavender are both ideal for relieving the pain produced by arthritis or rheumatism. They are a great combination that will help you obtain a more restful and deep sleep, to help alleviate the discomfort associated with such pains.

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Ingredients

  • 15 g (1/2 oz) of lavender
  • 15 g (1/2 oz) of sage
  • A glass of water (200 ml or 6.7 fl oz)
  • 1 spoonful of honey (25 g or 0.8 oz)

Directions

  • As you already know, you can find both the lavender and the sage in nearly any natural health store. They are very common and are usually quite affordable.
  • The first thing to do is heat the glass of water in a teapot. Once it boils, add the sage and lavender until it’s cooked well. This should take about 15 to 20 minutes. Afterwards, turn off the heat and let it sit for another 10 minutes.
  • Strain the contents and place the infusion in your favorite mug. The next step? Turn off your cell phone, grab a good book, and sit down on the sofa to drink this tea one sip at a time. You may notice that you start to relax. The effects might linger and you may even get a better night’s sleep.

Which one are you going to prepare tonight?