We here on Planet Earth somehow someway signed up for the human experience. The FULL human experience. That means we get to ride the rollercoaster of all experiences that come with it. How wonderful it would be to pick and choose what we get to experience. Sadly, it rarely works like that and there are times in our lives when things, people and events seem to come out of the woodwork to test us. It’s a beautiful opportunity for choice and for growth, once we get through the feelings and emotions the experience can bring up for us. To help you get through those things, our plant friends can come to our aid. The below two videos talk about what drew me to oatstraw today, what the medicinal properties could look like and some really great resources.
The second video takes you into my at-home apothecary where we prep a tea infusion with oatstraw and some other loose herbs! Let’s go play!
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Tea infusion recipes from Healing Herbal Teas (https://amzn.to/3zyAJFq )
Respite Nervine Tea
1.5 parts anise seeds or fennel
1.5 parts mint
1 part nettle leaf
1 part chamomile
1 part rose petals
1 part skullcap
0.5 part raspberry leaf
0.5 part catnip
0.25 part licorice root
Steeping – for a hot infusion, pour 1.5 cups hot water over 2 tablespoons of tea. Steep for 10-15min. For a cold infusion, combine 2 cups cold water and 1-2 tablespoons tea in a lidded jar. Shake the jar to make sure all the tea is saturated. Place in the refrigerator or a cool place for at least 2 hours.
Respite Tea (without mint)
1 part milky oat tops
1 part oatstraw
1 part nettle leaf
1 part ginger
1 part rose hips
0.5 part chamomile
0.5 part lemongrass
0.25 part rosemary
Steeping – for a hot infusion, pour 1.5 cups hot water over 2 tablespoons tea. Steep for 10-15min. For a cold infusion, combine 2 cups cold water and 1-2 tablespoons tea in a lidded jar. Shake the jar to make sure all the tea is saturated. Place in the refrigerator or a cool place for at least 2 hours.
Resources used/mentioned in this video:
The Herbcrafter’s Tarot – https://amzn.to/3Qh2to8
20,000 Secrets of Tea – https://amzn.to/3O12NpH
Healing Herbal Teas – https://amzn.to/3zyAJFq
Roxi Thiam (Bougie Tea Garden) – https://www.bougieteaparty.com/shop?Collection=Digital+Downloads
Organic Oatstraw – https://amzn.to/3xrFBJM
Organic Dried Rose Buds and Petals – https://amzn.to/3xqsp8f
Organic Fennel – https://amzn.to/39oPSyC
Organic Dried Nettle Leaf – https://amzn.to/3mE8spg
Organic Dried Ginger Root – https://amzn.to/3ztHsAF
Organic Dried Rosemary – https://amzn.to/3zuRWjj