Here are some simple herbal teas to try:
Basil tea settles the stomach. Honey can be added to make a tea for relieving tickly coughs.
Drink as a relaxing nightcap and may help to relieve menstrual pain, gas and nausea.
Dried flowers are used to make a tea to calm the nerves and to help sleep. A strong brew can be used as an antiseptic when cold or to lighten hair colour.
A tea made from dill tea is used to relieve gas and is traditionally taken by breast-feeding mothers to aid their milk production. It is also a diuretic and used to calm the digestive system and combat urinary infection. Honey can be added for sweetness.
Fennel seed or leaves made in to a tea promotes digestion and used as a gargle will help sore throats. A soothing drink for stomachs can also be made boiling crushed seeds in milk.
Feverfew tea is used to promote sleep, ease asthma and as a mild laxative. It is also reputed to ease migraines though prolonged use can result in mouth ulcers.
Hyssop tea settles the digestive system and helps respiratory disorders and can be used as a mouthwash.
Tea made from fresh flowers or leaves is useful for headaches, nerves, insomnia and to ease gas.
LEMON BALM TEA
Fresh leaves are used to make lemon balm tea which treats tension and depression, eases headaches, feverish colds and is also a sedative.
LEMON GRASS TEA
Several leaves steeped in hot water is a kidney tonic and good for cleansing the system. Cool lemon grass tea is also excellent for cleansing oily skin.
LEMON THYME TEA
This tea is not only delicious but also very good at soothing sore throats and colds as lemon thyme contains a chemical called “thymol” which is both antifungal and antibacterial.
LEMON VERBENA TEA
This delicious tea helps combat nausea, gas and dyspepsia and can also be used to ease colds and fevers.
Oregano tea helps to aid sea-sickness, treats wind and indigestion. It also stimulates the uterus and ease menstrual pain and is a mild expectorant.
This minty tea made with a little honey promotes sweating, aids digestion and is used to treat cold and flu symptoms.
Traditionally rosemary tea is for headaches, poor digestion and bad circulation. The essential oil is antifungal and antibacterial. This tea also helps stimulate digestion and reduce gas.
Sage tea with cider vinegar is used as a mouthwash for sore throats, laryngitis and tonsilitis. The tea is also used for mouth ulcers and for painful periods.
Thyme tea is used to treat sore throats, colds, coughs and flu symptoms.
Yarrow tea is a traditional treatment for rheumatism and also used to treat colds and flu and to stimulate the digestive system. It is often used as a skin cleanser also.