For stress relief in the face of systemic racism
- 1-part passionflower
- 2-parts Hibiscus flower
- 1-part lemon balm
- 1 part rose petals
- ½-part rose hips
- Local raw honey
We serve this herbal agua fresca at our Farmworker Clinic to relieve nervous tension. Nine out of ten of the Latine and Indigenous community members who join us at the clinic report extremely high levels of stress. These essential workers face economic insecurity, systematic racism, and traumas of displacement and deportation in a hostil political climate. Passionflower, rose and lemon balm calm the nervous system, lift the spirits and help people relax into their acupuncture and massage treatments.
Cover herbs with just boiled water. Let steep for 20 minutes. Strain and add honey to taste. Cool and serve over ice.