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Shaman’s Brew for Calm Well-Being

Shaman’s Brew for Calm Well-Being

Plant spirit shamans honor plants that contain special properties to help humans to feel well, happy, and balanced. Recent research at Northumbria University in the UK has confirmed that the ingredients in this brew increase feelings of calm and well-being, are relaxing, and are an aid to practice in meditation and forgiveness. Here is the simple traditional technique for making an herbal brew to promote well-being and calm.


1 heaping teaspoon fresh mint
1 heaping teaspoon fresh lemon balm
1 heaping teaspoon fresh chamomile
2 cups rum or vodka
honey to taste

1. Place the herbs in a jar with a tightly-fitting lid and add the alcohol and honey to taste. Cover, and shake well to combine.

2. Allow mixture to sit for 3 weeks, shaking daily.

3. Strain out and discard herbs and take 3 to 5 teaspoonfuls of the brew, morning and night.

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Adapted from Plant Spirit Shamanism, by Ross Heaven and Howard G. Charing (Inner Traditions, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Ross Heaven and Howard G. Charing. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Plant Spirit Shamanism, by Ross Heaven and Howard G. Charing (Inner Traditions, 2006).

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4:07PM PST on Nov 13, 2012

I don't drink alcohol.

1:15PM PDT on May 17, 2012


7:08AM PDT on May 16, 2012

I think they added the herbs so they wouldn't feel guilty!

7:06AM PDT on May 16, 2012

2 cups of vodka will do it.

10:32PM PDT on May 15, 2012

I think the addition of alcohol may bring the feeling of well being not the herbs

9:18PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

thank you for article.

9:17PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

thank you for article.

9:38PM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

sounds like a cocktail!

1:28PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

Thank you

11:05PM PST on Feb 27, 2011


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