|Valerian root (distinct odor, almost smells like bad feet, |
but well worth he smell for the medicinal properties)
2 cups of water (i use bottled nursery water or the best bottles water I can find when its for the kids)
1 chunk of Valerian root chopped (if you cant find the root in stores around you try looking in some of the Mexican supermarkets, Ive found a lot of them around here carry them where as the big chain stores don't.
1 Sprig of lavender.
1 straight chamomile tea bag
pop them all in a saucepan or Ive been known to make them in a drip coffee maker:P
let it simmer not boil for about 5-10 minutes until it's a nice darkish yellow color.
bottle it cool it
For my kids I just put some in their cup with some ice, the ice not only cools it more but also waters it down a bit. It calms them down a lot and helps them sleep through those achy nights and days:) and then I usually have some as well. If you take 2 bags of regular black tea with this recipe it makes a great tonic for headaches, we use it a lot on hubby's migraines much better than drugs