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Homemade Lunar Infusion Tea for New Moon in Cancer

As we step into this summer new moon cycle, the time to reset and reboot, I have been thinking about one of my favorite recipes, Lucid Dreams Lunar Infusion Tea!

First of all, brewing teas under the sun and moon is probably my favorite way to make tea. There's something magical about crafting a tea that aligns with the moon's energy. For me as a Cancer, this new moon in my zodiac sign is typically when I manifest best. It is also one of the few times a year I make this tea.

In this post, I am sharing a specific recipe that for many will bring a heavy, long sleep. For me personally, deep sleep at this time often allows me to dream freely, manifest deeply and release things that are blocking my progress. That is what I love about syncing with a compatible new moon! If you want to knock out, this is the recipe for you. But please feel free to make whatever blend of herbs you desire or create something unique to your own astrology - allergies and contraindications considered.

Even though this lunar infusion method won't have the same potency as if it were simmered under heat, it will still contain a powerful level of healing that cannot be matched by what we make on the stove.

Whenever a bit of magic and deep sleep is needed, I encourage you to treat yourself to this concoction and have a moment of calm and connection with nature. Before the lucid dreams hit!

How to make a lunar infusion tea

Place herbs in an open container (preferably not plastic) fill it with the water of your choice and make sure the herbs are covered. Place container outside or in a window sill directly in the path of the moonlight. If bugs are a concern, cover with mesh or plastic wrap. Leave overnight and collect before sunrise.

In the morning, strain the lunar tea into a pitcher or directly into your favorite tea cup. You can add a touch of honey or a slice of lemon if desired! You can drink this brew cold or heat up the tea in a teapot. Whatever you choose, be sure to sip slowly and savor the moment. Let the lunar infusion tea's calming properties wash over you as you relax and unwind!

Ok so that's the basics! Let's get to the Lucid Dreams recipe and learn the benefits and contraindications of each ingredient.

Lucid Dreams Tea Recipe

This tea recipe uses a measurement method commonly used by herbalists called "a simpler measure" which is both universal and versatile. The "part" is for whatever unit of measure you desire. Either way, they don't have to be exact!

I recommend to make this a small batch and use on nights when a little extra magic in your healing is needed. A little goes a long way with this tea.

*I do not recommend drinking this tea for more than 5 days in a row. DO NOT use this recipe if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. DO NOT drink this tea before driving. DO NOT mix this tea with alcohol.

Herbs needed:

Chamomile Flowers – 4 parts

Known for its calming and soothing effects, chamomile helps relax the mind and body, preparing you for a restful night’s sleep.

Precautions: Chamomile is commonly known and widely used, but may make asthma worse, so people with asthma be mindful! If you are allergic to asters, daisies, chrysanthemums, or ragweed, you may also be allergic to chamomile.

Valerian Root – 1 part (adjust for taste, she's bitter!) can be substitued with Kava

Valerian root is a powerful herb for promoting deep relaxation and reducing anxiety, making it perfect for a bedtime infusion. A little goes along way.

Precautions: Valerian is usually well-tolerated. Some common side effects when used alone include drowsiness, mental dullness, and vivid dreams. You should be cautious about taking valerian if you have an abnormal heart rhythm or if you have liver disease and are taking medications that get broken down by the liver.

Lavender Buds – 2 parts

Lavender offers a gentle, floral aroma that aids in relaxation and stress relief.

Precautions: Taking lavender with sedating medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness. Lavender might decrease blood pressure in some people.

Oatstraw – 3 parts

Oatstraw is nourishing and supports the nervous system, promoting a sense of calm and well-being.

Precautions: While there have been no reported drug interaction for oat straw, some people should avoid this herb, including those with: Allergies, Severe gluten sensitivity, Swallowing problems, Digestive tract disorders, and Hypoglycemia.

White Willow Bark – 1 part

Known for its natural pain-relieving properties, white willow bark can help alleviate minor aches and promote relaxation.

Precautions: Because willow bark contains salicin, people who are allergic or sensitive to salicylates (such as aspirin) should not use willow bark. Some researchers suggest that people with asthma, diabetes, gout, gastritis, hemophilia, stomach ulcers, or with kidney or liver issues should also avoid willow bark Avoid use with alcohol, barbiturates, sedatives, and other salicylate-containing products because of potential additive irritant effects, including GI tract and platelet function adverse reactions. Willow bark may also interact with oral anticoagulants such as warfarin.

Passionflower – 2 parts

Passionflower helps reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality, making it a great addition to this soothing blend.

Precautions: Take care if you are taking blood thinners or anti-inflammatory medications, as these have been shown to have possible passion flower interactions.

Rose - 2 parts

Rose adds a touch of sweetness and has soothing effect on the nervous system.

Precautions: People with allergies to roses or other flowers may experience allergic reactions to tea with rose petal. Rose tea may also interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners or antidepressants.

I hope you enjoy this infusion guide and recipe! Please share your own or any thoughts/comments below :-)

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