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AT YOUR LEISURE:
Teas for Relaxation

Gifts from the plant world to calm and soothe

by bellocq | Spring Edition | share article

Soothing and stress relieving, tea, herbs, and adaptogens provide gentle anxiety relief encouraging the mind to return to a place of calm. Within each warm, fragrant cup, powerful terpenes, bioflavonoids and lactones provide therapeutic levels of support in addition to lowering cortisol levels.

INHALE AND SIP

What do you sense, what do you taste? Precious moments of clarity allow us to tune in to our world.

Botanically MINDED

plants to calm

Harnessed within the sunny, unassuming flowers of the common chamomile, potent Apigenin provides a sedative effect on the nervous system and has been embraced for centuries to alleviate stress and insomnia while Ocimum sanctum, more commonly known as Tulsi or holy basil, exhibits impressive adaptogenic activity, promoting mental balance through beneficial pharmacological constituents in addition to anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and analgesic properties.

When infusing herbs, blossoms and leaves, whether as a morning ritual, or throughout the day, be present during the process and take notice of the running water, the warming of the kettle, note how the the leaves unfurl and the tea drips from the strainer. Inhale and sip: what do you sense, what do you taste? Precious moments of clarity allow us to tune in to our world.

A simple tip: when infusing herbs, blossoms and tea leaves, be present during the process. Take notice of the running water, the warming of the kettle, note how the botanicals unfurl and the drops of tea, drip slowly from the edge of the strainer. Close your eyes and inhale, what do you sense? Take a sip, what do you taste? Precious moments of quiet clarity allow us to tune in to our inner world.

QUELL and Calm

plants to soothe

A simple cup of tea may have the potential to provide protective anti-inflammatory and oxidative-stress support. Refreshing green tea is abundant in catechins which, in studies, has demonstrated therapeutic benefits regulating the activation and deactivation of systemic inflammation mechanisms. Super-rhizomes turmeric and ginger, along with adaptogenic tulsi, vitamin-C rich hibiscus, soothing fennel and calendula as well as the fragrant spices cloves, cinnamon and black pepper may all have the ability to reduce inflammation within the body, reducing oxidative damages.

In cultivating deliberate self-care, we craft a sanctuary where relaxation, restoration, restoration and profound connections may flourish. Here, in a space of intentional mindfulness, we find solace, not only in nurturing ourselves but also in fostering deeper bonds with our communities and the world around us.

With intentional care, we create a healthy space to relax, restore and connect more deeply to ourselves, our community and world around us.