Stress-Relief Tea — Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar
Who: Rosemary Gladstar
What She Does: Rosemary Gladstar has been a practicing herbalist for 30 years. She is the author of many books and has founded the California School of Herbal Studies, United Plant Savers, co-founded Sage Mountain Herbs, and is a founding member of the Northeast Herb Association. She is the co-director of the International Herb Symposium and The New England Women’s Herbal Conference.
A Sample Formula from Family Herbal: This tea blend soothes both mind and ulcer.
3 parts oat
1 part licorice root
1 part marsh mallow
1 part purslane or chickweed
Combine all the ingredients. Make a tea using 2 teaspoons of the herb mixture per cup of water, and steeping for 30 to 40 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups daily.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).Stress-Relief Tea — Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar,