7 Simple Herbal Teas For Everyday Ailments | Growing Up Herbal | Here are 7 simple teas you can drink, enjoy, and make scent memories with.

Growing up, I wasn’t much of a tea drinker. Sure I drank plenty of southern sweet tea, but herbal tea wasn’t even on my radar.

However, my eyes were opened to the world of loose leaf herbal tea when I got married.

You see, someone gifted us with a Bigelow tea sampler box that we took with us on our honeymoon road trip across the US. Over the next 2 weeks, we both fell in love with their Mint Medley blend. I remember the first time we drank it together. We were in Pennsylvania Amish country sitting outside on an upstairs balcony breathing in the clean, crisp summer air. We both had hot cups of honey sweetened mint tea in our hands. We were on top of the world… no place to go… together… with our whole lives ahead of us. I love that memory. 

You know, they say our memories are linked to scents, and it never fails that anytime I drink a cup of mint tea, I’m magically transported back to that little balcony in Pennsylvania.

Over the years, I’ve linked other memories with scents and flavors of different teas as well. For example, a strong cup of hot, apple flavored chamomile tea before bed on cold winter evenings will put me to sleep like no one’s business, sipping on plain peppermint tea when my stomach feels unsettled will calm it right down, and drinking hot chai tea with my kiddos as we read our history and science lessons after lunch has become the norm lately. Maybe it’s the associations my brain has or maybe it’s the properties of the tea… probably both, but herbal tea has become a staple in my little family. My kids ask for tea any time they’re feeling under the weather. 

Maybe it’s the associations my brain has with the situation or memory, or maybe it’s the properties of the tea. No matter, herbal tea has become a staple in my little family, and my kids ask for tea any time they’re feeling under the weather. 

Today I want to share 7 simple herbal tea recipes for everyday ailments with you for two reasons. One, so herbal tea can become the norm for you, and two, so you can have your own scent associated memories to enjoy like I have.

7 Simple Herbal Teas For Everyday Ailments

7 Simple Herbal Teas For Everyday Ailments | Growing Up Herbal | Here are 7 simple teas you can drink, enjoy, and make scent memories with.

Below you’ll find 7 simple herbal tea recipes you can use for different situations you may be dealing with. Simply steep the amounts below in 8 ounces of boiled water for 3-5 minutes, sweeten with honey if you’d like, and sip slowly. Don’t forget to breathe in the scents and steam. It’s good for your mind and body!

1. Chamomile for Anxiety
1 tsp. dried/ 2 tsp. fresh

2. Lavender for Sleep
2 tsp. dried/ 4 tsp. fresh 

3. Peppermint for Upset Stomach
1 tsp. dried/ 2 tsp. fresh 

4. Ginger for Nausea
3-5 thin slices fresh 

5. Sage for Sore Throats
3 tsp. dried/ 6 tsp. fresh

6. Rosehips for Immunity
4 TBSP. dried 

7. Dandelion for Muscle Cramps
4 TBSP. dried

7 Simple Herbal Teas For Everyday Ailments | Growing Up Herbal | Here are 7 simple teas you can drink, enjoy, and make scent memories with.

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So there you go… some simple herbal teas to get you started not only drinking more tea and letting it help you when you’re feeling not so great but to also help you make beautiful, everyday memories too. Yeah, herbal tea can do that for you!

Do you have a specific tea that you drink that brings you back to a sweet memory? What is it? I’d love to hear your story in the comments below!

xo, Meagan