with purchase of 75 $ and more
Bulk loose organic herbs are available from the company “Clef des Champs”, found in natural health food stores or at herbal dispensaries.
If you are feeling particularly inspired, you can even prepare your own teabags using “mulberry” paper, which can easily be formed into little candy shaped packets or sewed into teabags. For the less ambitious, simply place these delightful blends into glass jars with a personalized label and message!
Dosage: 1 Tbsp per 250mL filtered water brought to a boil and left to infuse/simmer* 10-15 minutes. A most enchanting aroma will fill the room!
In general the herbs are used in equal parts except where otherwise specified.
Peace: rosemary, lemon balm, linden
Love: ¼ damiana leaf, ¼ vanilla, ¼ fenugreek leaves, 1/8 rosehip leaves, 1/8 gingko
Calm: licorice, chamomile, catnip, white willow
Vitality: 1/8 sarsaparilla, ¼ parsley, 1/8 dandelion, ¼ lemon blam, 1/8 ashwaganda, 1/8 ginseng
Radiance: calendula, red clover, rosehip, white willow, chamomile
Wellbeing: 1/8 yarrow, 1/8 milk thistle, ¼ peppermint, 3 rose buds, ¼ ginger, 1/8 elderflowers
Clarity: ashwaganda, sage, gotu kola, peppermint
Balance: lavender, dandelion, nettle
Health: 1/8 marshmallow, 1/8 astragalus, 1/8 burdock, 1/8 elder berry, 1/8 raspberry leaf, 1/8 bayberry leaf, ¼ eucalyptus.
Here are two recipes for Digestive Health, to be drunk after meals:
Joy: flowering oat, lavender, lemon balm, ginseng
Energy: ¼ rooibos, ¼ peppermint, ¼ licorice, ¼ nettle, 1/8 lemongrass (or orange)
For HER: ¼ raspberry leaf, ¼ lavender, 1/8 flowering oat, 1/8 damiana leaf, 1/8 vanilla, 3 rose buds
For HIM: ¼ ginseng, 1.4 gingko ¼ ginger, 1/16 salsaparilla, 1/16 horsetail, 1/16 plantain, 1/16 damiana leaf
*With regards to preparing medicinal plants, Geneviève Maillé offers the following advice: When you are using leaves (catnip, nettle, white willow, mint, chamomile etc..) it is best not to simmer them as this will damage their active components. It is better to infuse them for 15 minutes in hot water, make sure to keep them covered in order to preserve their natural essential oils. Contrarily, roots and seeds (licorice, marshmallow, star anis, fenugreek seeds, ginger etc.) are most effective when left to actively boil as the water and heat agitation will stimulate the release of their beneficial properties.