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Make your own herbal teas by growing these 15 easy-to-grow plants in your garden.

Make your own herbal teas by growing these 15 easy-to-grow plants in your garden.
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Did you know that your tea might have pesticide traces that exceed the allowable limits? But that doesn't mean that you should enjoying that delicious cup of tea or herbal tea! 

Here are 15 easy-to-grow pants that you can grow in your garden to make your own herbal tea! 

1. Lavender

You may never have thought of making a lavender tea, but the delicious taste will really surprise you! And it's great to relieve headaches and body aches.  Lavender grows well in full sun and well-drained soil.

2. Mint

Mint is probably one of the most loved and popular plants among herbal tea lovers. And good news, it is also one of the easiest to grow! An infusion of mint helps with digestive disorders, abdominal pain and stomach cramps.

3. Ginger

Ginger is a great antioxidant and contains antibacterial properties. It helps with colds, flu, nausea and improves digestion and appetite. It is also a really easy plant to grow. All you need is moist soil and filtered sun, and a little windy spot. 

4. Thyme

Thyme calms stomach problems and sore throats. You can use the leaves to prepare your herbal tea and don't be scared to add some flowers too! It grows well in full sun, but it also tolerates partial sun.

5. Chamomile

A classic! This tea is helps to calm and promote sleep. Use the small white and yellow flowers rather than with the leaves. Chamomile requires a lot of sun and water during the summer.

6. Jasmine Tea 

Jasmine prefers full sun and needs a trellis or support to climb and grow. Unfortunately, it is not suitable for harsh winter climates. 

7. Stevia

Stevia leaves are naturally sweet and can be infused to make an herbal tea. It is mostly used in place of sugar in an infusion, ideal for diabetics! However, you should know  that stevia does not tolerate cold, it prefers hot and dry climates. 

8. Marjoram

If you are not familiar with this herb, it has a fruity and sour flavor with a hint of mint. It is great for digestion and stomach problems, such as poor appetite, gallstones, intestinal gas, and stomach cramps.

9. Fennel

Fennel tea is very beneficial for digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, bloating and flatulence. It grows well in moist, fertile soil, in full sun.

10. St. John's wort

St. John's Wort herbal tea is a great grandmother's remedy for nervous disorders such as anxiety, depression and Menopause-related symptoms. However, you might get side effects; headache, mild digestive problems, dry mouth, or interaction with certain drugs. 

11. Sage

The antiseptic benefits of sage are great for conditions such as mouth ulcers and sore throats. It can be grown in soil or in pots. If it is grown in a pot, it is important to water it regularly. 

12.  Lemongrass

This lemon-scented herbal herb helps repel parasites such as garden flies! Grow the plant in a warm, sunny place and water regularly.

13. Echinacea

An echinacea herbal tea helps boost your immunity and fight colds and flu. Make sure to have a rich and well-drained soil. The plant prefers hot and sunny climates.

14. Hibiscus

You have to make sure to get the variety of hibiscus that is suitable for herbal teas, because some are only ornamental! Hibiscus is rich in vitamin C, aids digestion and can help lower blood pressure.

15. Rose

You can also use rose petals and rose hips to make herbal tea! It is full of vitamin C! It helps strengthen immunity and relieve pain due to menstrual cramps.

Do you drink a lot of tea? Which one is your favourite?

Source: Comment-Economiser · Photo Credit: Adobe Stock

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