Wood betony is a woodland herb that improves circulation to the head, calming the nervous system whilst enhancing digestion and assuaging dizziness. It is a nerve tonic, meaning it supports the nervous system and eases pain, tension, stress and anxiety. It also improves memory and concentration. It has strong evidence of traditional use dating back centuries to address migraines, headaches and nerve pain.
Feverfew is very famous in herbal medicine as a remedy for preventing headaches and migraines. It also helps address nausea and vomiting and supports the body to clear out toxins. It enhances liver function and reduces symptoms associated with a sluggish liver, including lethargy, irritability and headaches. It relaxes tension, lifts the spirits and promotes restful sleep.
Vervain is an excellent tonic to the nervous system, calming irritability and anxiety and supporting the body during stress. It is very helpful for stress-related headaches and migraines, indigestion, insomnia and aches and pains. It helps improve memory and concentration and has been used for easing nightmares.
Peppermint has a long tradition of being used to relieve headaches. It is cooling and contains painkilling components. There is a well-established body of scientific evidence demonstrating that peppermint can relieve headaches and migraines— whether used externally (e.g. applied to your forehead and temples, as in our Headease balm) or internally, like in this tea. Peppermint also increases blood flow of capillaries in the forehead. It induces muscle relaxation, pain relief and mental relaxation, supporting improvements in headache intensity. Peppermint is also effective in reducing nausea, muscle tension and nasal congestion (so it is excellent for sinus headaches).
Spearmint has very similar but gentler effects than peppermint (peppermint is in fact a hybrid of spearmint and watermint). It also eases pain and physical and mental tension. It is sweeter in taste, and more cooling and relaxing. It is a lovely complement to the other herbs in this blend to ensure this tea is as delicious as it is effective.
In addition to tasting deliciously refreshing, lemon balm is a mild sedative and painkiller. By supporting the nervous system, it can help to reduce tension, anxiety and agitation. It is great to ease headaches, migraine and vertigo. It has restorative properties and can be used for tiredness, nervous exhaustion, poor memory and concentration. It also soothes stress-related indigestion.
This product contains wood betony, vervain, peppermint, spearmint, feverfew and lemon balm.
Place one heaped teaspoon of loose herbs per cup of boiling water. Infuse for 5 minutes, strain, cool and enjoy. Drink one to three cups per day. Not suitable if pregnant. Do not exceed recommended amount. If you are taking any medication, or have any medical conditions, please check with one of our qualified medical herbalists before using. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place.