Herbal teas are a simple and effective way to use the therapuetic properties of plants to address any health complaints you may have.
Herb teas for specific ailments
Indigestion / stomach ache
Peppermint, caraway, dill, fennel, aniseed, lemon grass, lemon balm, sweet cicely, ginger, cat nip, chamomile, koromiko
Diuretics for weight loss and for kidneys
Celery seed, marshmallow, dandelion, couch grass, golden rod, agrimony, parsley, juniper, chickweed, fenugreek, dandelion
Agrimony, mugwort, angelica, dandelion, bee pollen, garlic
Infection / colds
Rose hip, coltsfoot, comfrey, aniseed, horehound, liquorice, sage, cayenne pepper, lemon grass, bee pollen, propolis, echinacea
Diaphoretic for producing sweat and reducing fever
Lime/linden, peppermint, elderflower, yarrow, lemon balm, catnip, chamomile
Sleep inducing / calming the nerves
Chamomile, hops, lime, skullcap, orange blossom, passionflower, red clover, valerian, catnip
As a tonic
Nettle, mint, ginseng, rosemary, blackberry, raspberry and strawberry leaf, licorice root, kelp, gotu kola, bee pollen
Celandine, golden rod, St Johns wort, red clover, comfrey, aloe vera, plantain, witch hazel
Some of the most commonly found and best tasting herb teas are:
Peppermint, rosehip, jasmine, orange blossom, chamomile, fennel,lime or linden blossom, golden rod, lemon verbena, hibiscus & lemon grass
To make herb tea, you will need a tablespoon of dried herbs to make 2 cups. Steep the herbs for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring to extract the full flavours.
Important: Seek professional advice from an Herbalist before using herbs and other plants from your garden to make herb teas.