How to keep your nerves from cracking this holiday season

Adaptogenic plants have become very known and popular for their many virtues of helping our system achieve homeostasis. This Means that our body becomes happy and, not stressed. They will help to reduce our cortisol levels, which is the hormone that puts us in a constant flight or fight mode.

The holidays are here and also the stress that goes with shopping, cooking, and still making ends meet.  We are happy to see our loved ones, however the reality is that it still adds stress to our lives.

The following tonic is a combination of various leaves and roots known for their relaxing and calming effects.

You can find most of them at your neighborhood organic stores and it tastes good too.  

You can also, prepare this and serve to the entire family!

Here is a great recipe to a special tonic that will help relax your nervous system.

 

Morning tonic for the nervous system

 Preparation time for infusion: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 500 ml of simmering (almost boiling) water

¼ cup of sacred basil leaves

¼ cup of nettle leaves

 ¼ cup of gotu kola

1 C. liquorice root powder

Preparation: Infuse the herbs in water for 5 to 7 minutes.

Filter and serve.

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