Looking for a valerian tea recipe? Want to use valerian root to make a relaxing sleepy tea? Author of The Garden Apothecary, Christine Iverson, says: “I’ve used dried herbs in this tea mixture mainly because you can make up a batch and it will keep for longer. Try to source organic herbs from a reputable supplier; the quality can sometimes be lacking if you go for the cheapest option.”
- dried valerian root (sedative) 25g
- dried lemon balm (eases stress) 50g
- dried passion flower (helps the brain to switch off) 25g
- dried rose petals (mild sedative) 25g
- dried hop flowers (for insomnia) 25g
- dried lemongrass (for restful sleep) 25g
Note: This can be quite soporific; don’t use before driving or operating machinery. Valerian should not be consumed during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
This recipe comes from The Garden Apothecary: Recipes, Remedies and Rituals (Summersdale, £11.29). The recipe has not been retested by us.