Calming Daytime Tea


    • 1 ounce dried chamomile
    • 1 ounce dried skullcap (an herb in the mint family; available in natural foods stores and online)
    • 2 ounces dried lemon balm or 4 ounces fresh lemon balm
    • 1 pint boiling water

    Mix herbs, add to water, cover and steep for 15 minutes. Drink 1 cup mid-morning, and 1 cup mid-afternoon.

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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.