Focus + Clarity
The house, work, sleep, children.. add to this list what you may. Our brains have a constant rolodex of to-do's and many of us struggle to keep those items straight, or to focus when we have the opportunity to get things done.
As someone with ADD tendencies, I was looking to create a blend that I could take daily to boost focus and clarity. This involves herbs for both calming the nervous system and gently stimulating the mind. Reducing stress and anxiety is a huge part of building focus and is integral in this blend.
If you are experiencing brain fog, forgetfulness, overwhelm, ADHD symptoms, stress or anxiety, this daily tea blend may be ideal.
Scullcap is a widely used herb for nervous tension, exhaustion and depression. It revivifies and renews the central nervous system in a gentle and supportive way.
Rhodiola has been used for centuries to treat anxiety, fatigue and depression, enhancing resistance to physical and mental stress.
Autumn Olive berries (not an olive, but rather a delicious wild berry) is a gentle cardiovascular tonic and stimulant.
Hibiscus is loaded with antioxidants that help fight free radicals and may help lower blood pressure. Energetically it is also used to help find inner peace and advocate for your own intentions and desires.
Ginkgo may improve brain function and memory while also reducing anxiety. It can support vision and reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Milky Oats + Oat Straw are one of the best herbs for supporting the nervous system. They are used in cases of nervous debility and exhaustion, depression and general debility.
Peppermint is used for many conditions including anxiety, tension, inflammation, digestive issues and more. It is also a gentle stimulant.
Blue Vervain strengthens the nervous system while relaxing tension and stress. Energetically, it highlights our needs and helps us establish boundaries.
Lavender is a wonderful herb for nervous exhaustion, calming the body and mind while also bringing awareness and alertness.
Valerian has a long history of being used to treat nervous tension, muscle tension, pain, anxiety and over-excitability. It's said to slow the inner chatter of a racing mind.
Add 1tsp herbal blend per cup of hot water and let steep 7-10 min. Sip 1-3 cups daily.