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Love Your Brain Herbal Tea

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About The Herbal Tea

Love your brain herbal tea contains ingredients that support brain health and cognitive function. This blend has gotu kola, ginkgo, holy basil, and peppermint giving it an earthy flavor with a hint of minty floral sweetness.

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1. Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Gotu kola is known for its high antioxidant content and ability to reduce inflammation, promote wound healing, and improve circulation. It is also used to treat anxiety, depression, and stress-related symptoms. Research shows gotu kola can improve memory and alertness [1, 2].

Note: May not be safe to take while on blood thinners.

2. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

Ginkgo can help improve memory, increase circulation, reduce stress and anxiety, and even help with Alzheimer’s and dementia [1, 2].

Note: May not be safe to take while on blood thinners.

3. Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

Holy basil has several health benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving heart health, and boosting the immune system. It is also known to have calming and stress-relieving effects. It has a beautiful sweet floral aroma, giving the herbal tea a nice flavor  [1, 2] .

4. Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)

Peppermint has a sweet, minty taste and aroma often used to improve the flavor of herbal teas. It’s also known for its many health benefits, such as improving digestion, reducing inflammation, and providing a source of antioxidants [1, 2].

1 tsp. Dried gotu kola leaves

1 tsp. Dried ginkgo leaves

1/2 tsp. Dried holy basil leaves and flowers

1/4 tsp. Dried peppermint leaves

8 oz Water


1. Mix the herbs together and place into an infuser or set aside.

2. Bring water to a boil then remove from heat.

3. Infuse herbs in the water for at least 10 minutes, covered.

4. Strain and serve. Optional – add honey and milk.

pouring herbal tea into a white tea cup on wood table

Disclaimer: Many herbal teas are considered to be generally safe, although there are circumstances when you should not take a particular herb. I am providing a brief and general overview of these herbs for educational purposes only.

Related Posts


1.  Chevallier A. Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine. Third. Penguin Random House; 2016.
2.  Easley T, Horne S. The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicicne-Making Guide. North Atlantic Books; 2016.

Hello and welcome! My name is Kate and I am an herbalist and backyard farmer. If you are a beginner herbalist or just looking for information on plants, I write about gardening, natural remedies, and herbalism.




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