Spirit Lifting Tea

     Peppermint (Mentha piperita): Besides tasting great, it also acts as a cooling diaphoretic. It has a raising energy and can help to lift oneís spirits if feeling down.It contains highly assimilable vitamins and minerals. Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis): Is a wonderful cooling diaphoretic.It mildly stimulate the surface capillary circulation, but primarily dilate the skin pores to promote perspiration and relaxation of surface tension. Thus, having a cooling action. It is also useful for depression. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): Is good for nervousness, irritability, and insomnia. Itís mild nature and wide therapeutic value has made it a cure-all, serving teething and colicky infants, stressed middle aged people, and as a soothing relaxant for the aged. Lycii berry: (Lycium chinensis) Chinese name: Gou Qi Zi Use: This wonderfully sweet tasting berry is used as a Blood and Yin tonic. Being very high in beta carotene, it is very good for the eyes. It also replenishes the Liver and Kidney Yin, lowers blood sugar, and lowers blood cholesterol. This has been used for conditions ranging from impotence, aching back and legs, vertigo, decreased eyesight, and diabetes mellitus. It also has been indicated in helping with depression and other imbalances of the Water element. Licorice rt. (Glycyrrhiza uralensis): Harmonize the actions of the other herbs.