Saturday, December 29, 2012
I did an earlier blog on growing your own teas. I recently read in Hobby Farm Home about different medicinal herbs for teas. This is the time of year these may come in really handy. Here is a list of what they shared.
Burdock-can be used to help with constipation and skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Chamomile-used to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and restlessness. It is well known for its relaxing effect. Be careful using, though, if you have a ragweed allergy.
Fennel-used for osteoporosis, stomach cramps.
Lavender-for anxiety, insomnia, irritability, restlessness.
Lemon balm-for digestion, nervousness, skin conditions.
Plantain-for coughing, inflammation, insect/animal bites.
Red clover-menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, skin conditions.
Sage-for digestive problems, menopausal symptoms.
Thyme-for allergies, colds, cuts or scrapes, fungal infections, respiratory infections.
You can place in cheesecloth or a tea ball. Steep for 4-6 minutes.