Herbal Teas

So, you have all these herbs growing but apart from using them in your cooking what else can you do with them?

Having herbs growing in the garden is certainly great, not only aesthetically pleasing but also versatile for using in your cooking. But there is another use – herbal tea. I’m not a big tea drinker, give me a large Dome macchiato anyday, but I do like the spontaneous cup of herbal.

Most teas come from the leaves of the camellia sinensis but herbal teas come from their namesake – herbs. Herbal teas can be made from dried or fresh herbs and can be a mixture or just a single herb. Which ones can you use and which ones will put you in hospital? Read on for links to some great sites and helpful info…

Backyard Herbal Teas [link since removed] are where we’re all coming from – being able to make teas out of the herbs we have or desire to grow. Another quick article with a few herbal tea ingredients is this article.

September 11 saw the start of National Herb Medicine Week here in Oz and the 7 Sunrise Team got on the bandwagon touting a couple of their own remedies as well.

Apart from using the plants that we grow for our own relaxation purposes it also seems that there are many benefits to drinking herbal tea as well. As gardener’s though, we need to realise that there isn’t conclusive evidence to support many of these claims but regardless of the research, drinking tea made from your own herbs can’t be a bad thing.

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