Herbs are very easy to grow and as well as being wonderful to cook with, also make medicinal, tasty, fragrant infusions that are better for us than shop-bought bags or leaves and free once you have your plants. Let’s take a look at some of the different homegrown teas we can enjoy in the UK.
Herbs such as mint, rosemary and sage have a long history of culinary and medicinal uses. They are a doddle to grow as they aren’t fussy about soils and most will come back year after year no matter where you live in the UK. They are also easy to propagate again from cuttings if you want more plants. With just a few of your favourite plants on the go, you can be making your own Homegrown Teas all season long.
Let’s take a look at some popular Homegrown Teas in the UK:
- Mint (rich in antioxidants and good for digestion and irritable bowel syndrome)
- Rosemary (rich in antioxidants and anti inflammatory compounds, good for immune system and circulation)
- Lemon Balm (used to soothe stress and anxiety, insomnia and indigestion
- Sage (rich in antioxidants and anti inflammatory compounds, improves blood sugar control, soothes heartburn and sore throat)
- Fennel (rich in antioxidants and anti inflammatory compounds, good for digestion, immune system and circulation)
- Sweet Cicely (soothes breathing problems, aids digestion, helps flush out toxins from bloodstream)
- Nettle (high in antioxidants and helps flush harmful bacteria from urinary tract)
- Raspberry Leaf (high in antioxidants and often used to soothe symptoms of PMS)
- Rose Hip (anti-inflammatory, beneficial to digestion, and rich in antioxidants which boost the immune system and aid nutrient absorption)
- Dandelion (rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds)
What are your favourite Homegrown Teas? Please share in the comments section below.