HOME REMEDY: Lemon verbena
The fresh leaves have a light, lemony scent, not unlike the old-fashioned lemon sherbet sweets. They dry quickly in a few hours if left in the sun, which slightly tones down the smell. The leaves can be put in an airtight container and used for a relaxing tea throughout the year. It is soothing and calming for evening use and is also a good digestive tea, relaxing the gut. But avoid taking too much of it or using for long periods.
I tend to swap my evening teas, moving between chamomile and verbena, which are both calming, to mint tea – it's good for the digestion and can be invigorating, too.
Sof McVeigh: www.thehomemadecompany.com
Daily tip from the lady archive
"DEEPLY-ROOTED is the idea that men are indifferent to dress, while the ladies, God bless them, think of nothing else"The Lady, With Prejudice, 8th January, 1942