Hearts Ease Tea Recipe for Grief Support

Sometimes LIFE is just hard. There are days when we feel just plain sad. Sometimes, the best way to describe our mood is “overwhelmed”. I’m not suggesting that any herbal tea will make you jump for joy and feel fabulous after 1 cup. I am suggesting that 3-4 cups of the correct combination herbs ~ can, and does help (even a teensy bit!) One of my definite ‘go to’ blends was shared with me years ago on Sage Mountain, by Rosemary Gladstar. She calls it “Hearts Ease Tea” and I’ve made it too many times to count. Friends and clients call it “Grief Support” or even “Grief Relief” tea blend!

Rosemary says: 
” This tasty tea is helpful for tension and heartache associated with sadness, emotional stress and/or depression. The herbs included in Heart’s Ease have been traditionally used to support heart health and strengthen the nervous system”

“Hearts Ease Tea” for Grief Support

It’s only 4 ingredients!

2 parts Hawthorn berries (+ flowers + leaves if available)
1 part Lemon Balm leaves
1 part Oats (milky green oat tops preferred)
1 part Linden blossoms

Combine these herbs and store in a seal-able jar to have ready when needed.
To prepare:
Pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 teaspoons of the dried herb mix.
Cover.
Allow to infuse for 15-20 minutes.
Drink 3-4 cups daily.^

^ The therapeutic dose = the number of cups of tea needed to ensure that your body receives enough of the healing attributes of the herbal medicine, to make a difference and cause the desired ‘helping’ effect. If using this special blend for ‘grief support’, please ensure that you are drinking 3-4 cups. Why not make a batch every day and enjoy warm, and then as a refreshing iced tea?

Hawthorn ((Crataegus spp.)

Hawthorn Berries are a part of Hearts Ease teaHawthorn berries can help to regulate blood pressure. Excellent herb for anxiety and depression. It helps to alleviate our stress response Read more here.

Lemon Balm(Melissa officinalis)

Sweet Melissa. Uplifting and promotes clarity. SO many benefits. You just know she is one of my all time favourites. Here’s a post with some highlights.

Lemon Balm can be good grief support

Oats (Avena sativa)

milky oats soothe nerves.Help with grief supportMilky Oats are my preference here. We can also use Oat Straw. Oats are my
‘go to’ herb for nervous system support and healing. SUCH a wonderful plant. Oatmeal in the morning. Tea in the later morning and afternoon. Definitely helps to bring calm to stress-filled days or simply build good residual nervous system strength. My favourite place to buy the best OATS (milky oat tops as above)
would be from individual herb farms.
My friends, Matthias and Andrea Reisen, own “Healing Spirits Herb Farm + Educational Centre“. Here’s the way to find them easily. here.

Linden (Tilia ¥europaea)

Linden flowers soothing. Help with grief supportLovely Linden! She is soothing to the digestive tract. Linden tea is calming, relaxing and helps to promote better sleep. She can ease a headache (even some migraines) and has been called the ‘perfect end to a stress-filled day’. You may know her as ‘Basswood’ or ‘Lime flower’. In Europe –> Tilea. (in French: Tilleul)

It’s easy to make herbal tea blends. This one has just 4 delightful herbs.
This grief support blend tastes good and is designed to soothe and uplift.
You can add other elements if you decide you want to play with flavours!
Add some dried lemon peel or other citrus. Add some hibiscus flowers..
It’s all up to you. The four ingredients combined, and ready? Drink 3-4 cups per day and nourish yourself. Make this for a dear friend who is stressed or is sad, depressed or experiencing grief.*   It’s my favourite kind of herbal ‘hug’.
If you don’t have the time or interest to source the individual herbs, I can also recommend this tea in ‘bags’ ~ which may be more convenient. It has 3 out of the 4 ingredients ~ Hawthorn, Lemon Balm + Linden. It’s an alternative for those too busy to create the original ‘bulk’ herb recipe.
Traditional Medicinals Organic Linden Flower with Hawthorn and Lemon Balm Tea, 16 Tea Bags
Hearts Ease Tea helps with grief and sadness*I have been a Bach flower essence counselor for the past 30 years. I normally add the Bach flower remedies to my herbal medicine for an added dimension of healing. In this case, there are many possibilities for assistance, but “Star of Bethlehem” is the specific remedy for grief.
Please email me –> carol@studiobotanica.com if you would like a consult, a bottle of “Star of Bethlehem” or a batch of the tea above. 
I have a post regarding the remedies and Dr Bach coming asap.
 Green blessings all,   Carol. 

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