Herbs in the yard are useful for more than just attracting beneficial insects and showing off your culinary prowess to your loved ones. One more use for your herbs is to grow them as tea garden plants. You probably already have some herbs on hand that can be used to make tea. Let’s check out some great tea herbs.
1. Which Herbs Are Ideal for Tea?
The following is a list of plants that can be used to make tea, along with suggestions for which parts of those plants to use.
- Mint — Digestive and relaxing leaves
- Passionflower – Leaves, relaxing and sedative
- Rose Hips – Buds after the bloom has faded, high in Vitamin C
- Lemon Balm — Calming leaves
- Chamomile – Buds that are calming and beneficial to a sour stomach.
- Echinacea, Immunity & Buds
- Milk Thistle — Buds, detoxification
- Angelica — Root, digestive
- Catnip — Leaves, calming
- Raspberry — Leaves, female reproduction
- Lavender — Buds, calming
- Nettles — Leaves, detoxification
- Red Clover — Buds, detoxification and detoxify
- Dandelion — Blood tonic, root
- Linden — Flowers, digestive and calming
- Lemongrass — Stalk, digestive and calming
These are only a few of the many beneficial plants used to make herbal tea, and there are many more.
- Lemon Verbena