If you do not like to go to the drug store every time you feel under the weather, Cathy Isom lets you know about some herbal teas to grow at home for powerful health benefits. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
An herbal garden is a perfect way to take advantage of fresh herbal teas at home. Here are some plants that can alleviate a variety of different ailments, and boost your overall health.
Lavender – This purple flower has an intoxicating scent that can fill entire rooms, intoxicating the senses. In tea form, however, lavender can relieve insomnia and provide relaxation.
Lemongrass – Use lemongrass stalks to make herbal teas, soups, and many other dishes. As the name suggests, it provides a lemony scent and subtle lemon flavor. Grow it easily indoors in a kitchen garden or a greenhouse, and use it for a number of different ailments. It aids the digestive system, treats oral infections like cavities, help with colds and flu symptoms, and provides a calming effect. If you grow your lemongrass outside, it can also keep away common garden pests like whiteflies and mosquitoes.
Mint – this herb’s leaves have been used for centuries to aid digestive health. It also provides calming effects, and both the scent and flavor invigorate the senses. Whether you select peppermint or spearmint, use the fresh leaves to create a wonderful, flavorful tea.
Ginger – Ginger is a popular natural cure, and its roots and leaves make a great tea. Ancient Chinese medicine uses the plant for its antioxidant and antibacterial properties, and it’s used to treat the common cold or flu. However, ginger is also excellent for aiding digestion and alleviating nausea.
Thyme – is an easy-to-grow, low-maintenance herb that calms stomach issues and sore throats.
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