Calm Day Tea

    Ingredients

    • 1/3 ounces damiana (a Latin American herb; available in natural products stores and online)
    • 1 ounce lemon verbena
    • 1/3 ounce dried bacopa leaf (also known as water hyssop)
    • 16 ounces boiling water

    Directions
    Mix dry ingredients. Add about 1/2 cup of mix to teapot. Add boiling water and let steep.

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    Amanda McQuade Crawford, host of What a Relief!, is a medical herbalist consultant, improving quality control within the natural products industry. She is the author of two popular books on women’s health, “The Herbal Menopause Book” and “Herbal Remedies for Women” and a contributing author to two recent books on natural medicine: “The New Menopause Book” and the text “Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants.” She currently explores for urban weeds and grows an organic herb garden in the wilds of Los Angeles.