Romaine lettuce tea — powerful, and calming
To make one liter:
• 1 liter of water
• 2 large romaine leaves
I normally make a larger batch using 4 outer leaves, and a liter and a half of water.
Steep leaves in simmering water, until water turns the color of green tea.
I almost always have Romaine in the refrigerator as it keeps well. You could also make Romaine juice in a blender, or steep leaves in water in the refrigerator overnight, if you don't want to cook the leaves. Any version will keep in the refrigerator like any broth or tea.
I used this tea when I was very young and suffering from both anxiety and allergies. I didn't know at the time that I was also suffering from poor nutrition—but this tea got me through those very difficult times. It is warming and calming, and non-habit forming. Best of all, I found it to be non-drowsy and used it regularly during those difficult months when I was trying to find balance. I could drink several cups, and still make appointments. It relaxes muscles and soothes the nerves.