This tea is a general circulatory and heart tonic. It is soothing to the nerves and is particularly good for stressed-out people.
1 part dried hawthorn berries
1 part dried mixed hawthorn flowers and leaves
1 part dried linden blossoms
1 part dried motherwort
1 part dried mixed yarrow flowers and leaves
Gently crush the hawthorn berries using a pestle and mortar to break them up slightly. Mix with all the other dried herbs in a bowl, then transfer to an airtight container.
To use, add 1–2 teaspoons of the dried herb mixture per cup (250ml) of boiling water in a mug or teapot. Cover and leave to infuse for 15 minutes. Strain to serve. Alternatively, use an infuser to make the tea.
Take one cup of the tea, up to three times a day.
Shelf Life: Keep the dried herb mix in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.