Studies indicate that people have been drinking tea for several centuries. However, the popularity of the practice has grown exponentially during more recent times. Because of the popularity of herbal tea products, you can now find them in a variety of shops from health stores to supermarkets.
But why buy when you can grow your own organic herbal tea? Here are a few types of herbs you can try out, with tips on how to make them grow in your yard or even within your own home.
Prepare your area
Most herbs are considered hardy and do not require the use of special tools or lots of maintenance. You can grow herbs inside a small apartment or allocate an area for them in your mini garden.
It is important to note that each type of herb may have a unique need. Before you start buying herbs to plant, you need to learn as
much as you can about each variety and figure out which herbs can grow together.
Keep an eye on them
Most types of herbs can grow quickly. As such, you will need to harvest frequently and make drinking tea a regular practice to keep their growth in check.
An alternative is to plant the herbs inside pots. The limited space will help control their growth at a more manageable level.
Maintenance of herbal plants is quite simple as well. You just need to regularly remove the dead leaves, branches or parts of the herb to give the healthier parts more room to grow.
Herbs you can grow at home
Considered one of the easiest herbs to plant, chamomile has become popular for its soothing effects. Fans of chamomile tea drink it to help them calm down or sleep. Although there are many varieties of herbs that are labelled with the same name, the most popular ones include the German and Roman varieties.
For a sweet and relaxing tea, drink lavender. This type of herb is commonly identified by its aromatic lilac-blue flowers. Other than being used in teas, the smell of lavender is also being utilised in aromatic oils and in aromatherapy.
With origins in the Mediterranean, the herbs grow best in areas where the plant can receive lots of direct sunlight and the soil is moist.
The name of the balm is derived from the lemony scent that the plant gives off. Lemon balm tea is well known for its calming effects and is effective for relieving restlessness and anxiety.
When planting lemon balm, it is important to prune the plant before it starts to release seeds. This will help control its growth, especially when it is planted outdoors.
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