Herbal Teas List Your Secret Garden
A carefully selected list of 7 herbal teas to assist with maintaining good health and well-being. Ease stress, anxiety and promote relaxation with the ritual of making tea for oneself. Plus guide and aid us on our spiritual journey helping with prophetic visions, meditation, sleep and the dream state.
Growing these herbs and trees in your own garden for your tea making is paramount to the strength and healing properties of your tea. Loving and caring for the plants you are going to prosper from transfer to the plant and boosts its healing abilities. There are several herbs and trees suitable for making teas and infusions. Make your choice on how much room you have to grow and what climate you live in.
1. Elder Flower Tea
The elder tree is one of the sacred Ogham trees and has been used in healing for thousands of years. Elderflower tea has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-allergen and used to ease colds and flu with remarkable outcomes. Folklore tells us that planting an Elder tree near your front door keeps the devil away. Drinking Elderflower tea keeps the devils from the body. Learn more about the Elder Tree >
2. Bottlebrush Flower Tea
Indigenous people of Australia used the bottle brush flowers as a natural energy drink, ingeniously taking full advantage of their natural surroundings. Soaking the flowers in water essentially making a tea and drinking all the sweet natural goodness. Stimulating energy and vitality and able to soothe sore tired muscles. This same method was also used with the Banksia Flower. Learn more about the bottlebrush tree >
3. Feverfew Tea
Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 Tbsp. fresh or dried feverfew leaves and steep for 30 - 60 minutes. The longer you let it steep, the stronger the feverfew medicinal tea. Allow yourself to be guided by your body's wisdom in how long to steep it. It is a very bitter tea, but I would prefer it over a migraine. While bitter flavours are not that popular in our modern culture, bitters are actually a tonic that boosts and stimulates the body as a whole.
4. Marjoram Tea
Marjoram tea recipe. Add two teaspoons of Marjoram to a cup of 7 ounces of cold water. Let it soak for 24 hours and add honey to it. An even stronger tea may be made by adding 6 teaspoons Marjoram to 7 ounces of water. It has a calming, anti-depressive effect.
5. Lemon Balm Tea
Lemon Balm tea is considered one of the top five medicinal herbs for sleep problems and has been used as a sedative and anti-anxiety herb for centuries. Lemon Balm along with valerian, it's often referred to as "herbal valium". Lemon balm is an antiviral, an astringent and an antispasmodic. It is also high in antioxidants (flavonoids).
6. Mugwort Tea
A mugwort tea is especially beneficial for relaxing the uterus and aiding with late periods. A bath made with mugwort has amazing therapeutic benefits relieving rheumatism, aching limbs and tired muscles. Mugwort may also be used externally to heal wounds and burns. Mugwort is also a natural wormer for humans and animals. Drinking mugwort tea just before sleep will aid in the process of prophecy and lucid dreaming. Learn more about mugwort herb >
7. Holy Basil Tea
Holy basil has numerous beneficial properties including adaptogenic (anti-stress), antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It can also boost memory, reduce fever, soothe a cough, relieve anxiety and balance emotional health and clear acne. Tulsi holy basil tea. Cover 2 teaspoons of fresh tulsi leaves with 8 ounces of boiling water, then cover and let steep for about 5 minutes before straining the leaves off and drinking. Learn more about holy basil >