When life was difficult, when stress prevailed, people through the ages have turned to botanical teas to bring comfort to their hearts. The Ancient Egyptians and Romans highly valued chamomile and lavender as restorative cure alls. Marshmallow root soothed the body while olive leaf brought peace. Half a world away, the Iroquois used the mild tasting white oak bark to treat loneliness from a broken heart. Aztecs prized marigolds for magical, religious, and medicinal purposes. Boil water and add a tablespoon or two to taste. Steep for three to five minutes. Enjoy with honey, sugar, milk, or whatever comforts you and offers a promise of lightness ahead.