Lavender Juice Recipe to Calm Down Your Nerves
The researches made by French and German scientists confirm that lavender helps people sleep better and if taken regularly can even cure insomnia. This herb is recommended when you feel nervous, anxious or depressive. The calming effects are due to the presence of essential oils which are released in warm water and then easily absorbed by the body. The overall soothing benefit also improves the circulation of the blood in the brain thus boosting memory and improving concentration. Dried lavender tends to have a more intense scent so when you make the drink the scent will surround you for a while creating a sense of harmony and inner calmness.
Note: People who suffer from allergies should avoid the use of lavender.
Next time you feel nervous and frustrated, opt for lavender, it will help you calm down. If you have the ingredients at hand, try this amazing recipe.
- 1 tbsp. of dried lavender blooms stripped from stems
- 1 lemon
- fresh mint leaves
- 2-3 tbs. agave syrup
- 5-6 cups of water
Put the lavender in a saucepan with 2 cups of boiling water and remove it from heat. Let it stay for 20 minutes and then strain the mixture by removing the lavender and the mint. Leave the water content until it completely cools, then add the remaining of the water, the squeezed lemon juice, the agave syrup and stir everything well. Put it in a pitcher and store it in a fridge. You can drink whenever you feel nervous or before going to bed to help you falling asleep. Adding some ice cubes is optional.