Valerian is a sedative herb that calms the nerves and induces sleep. Because it is a medicinal herb, it should be taken occasionally rather than on a daily basis. Lettuce also has calming properties.
- 1 valerian tea bag
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup fresh, or thawed frozen, strawberries
- 1 1/3 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped
Put the tea bag in a cup and add the boiling water. Let steep for 10 minutes, then remove the tea bag and refrigerate the tea until cold, about 20 minutes. Process the strawberries and lettuce in a juice. Pour into the tea and stir. Makes 1 serving.