Passionflower leaves and petals possess essences that can sooth fatigue and depression, according to the University of Virginia Health System. It also eases insomnia and improves memory. A sedative herb, drinking it in a tea relaxes you all over so you can rest or relieve stressful feelings. This makes it an especially useful herbal tea for middle-aged women. Making the tea at home from fresh passionflower serves as a cost-friendly alternative to buying the tea commercially made. It's also an easy endeavor to complete in your kitchen.
Things You'll Need
- 1/4 cup fresh passionflower leaves
- Cookie sheet
- Loose tea strainer
Spread the fresh passionflower leaves over the surface of the cookie sheet. Bake the cookie sheet at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. This dries them to a crisp quickly.
Add the dried leaves to the loose tea strainer, crushing them if necessary.
Microwave a teacup 3/4 full of water for 2 minutes. Drop the tea strainer into the hot water and let it steep for 3 minutes.
Remove the tea strainer containing the soggy remains of the passionflower leaves. Discard it.
Add milk and honey to taste and stir thoroughly before enjoying this floral, herbal tea.