I made a most beautiful looking and tasting tea this past weekend. Well, "made" is relative I suppose. I certainly didn't make the plants and I used a recipe in my herbal course for testing the taste of the combined herbs. I'm supposed to taste each herb separately in an infusion or decoction and have just begun the process. But this was an actual tea combined with several of the herbs. I had run out of my old packaged herbal teas and decided why buy them anymore when I have the raw ingredients at home? Here is a picture of the tea:
This tea is for the nervous system, which, as it says in the study course, "is our link to our environment. It has three basic functions: to receive, to interpret, and to respond. ... It is the most important system of our body. It is what provides integration and coordination to our lives. It allows us to see, feel, touch, act and react, create."
And much more!
There are herbs to be used as tonics, sedatives, demulcants (a new vocabulary word for me!) and stimulants for the nervous system. The tea I made is a tonic and is one that "feeds, tones, rehabilitates and strengthens the nervous system."
There is quite a bit to learn about what the nervous system does and how it reacts to herbs. It is quite comprehensive to say the least.