I love my hot drinks so it seemed a natural extension of what we do with our food to grow my own herbals teas. I was paying $3 – $4 a packet for them, they are now off the shopping list. I haven’t experimented with any blends as yet but would like to in the future. I often drink fresh leaves but for convenience I also dry alot.
Lemon Balm: Calms anxiety & stress
Feverfew: Good for arthritis and migraines. Does need a bit of honey as quite bitter.
Parsley: Good for flushing out toxins, as a diuretic and for joint pain
Sage: For joint pain also good for feelings of stress or agitation
Marshmallow: Is supposed to be good for asthma, chesty coughs and bronchial conditions, I have made some but haven’t tried this yet.
Strawberry leaf: High in magnesium, thought to lower blood pressure slightly
Mint: Promotes sleep, is good with lemon balm for anxiety, nervousness. Put sprigs of each in a pan with water and simmer for 5 minutes.
Rosehips: High in Vit C and a nice fruity taste.
A great site that has all the info on herbal teas is http://www.teabenefits.com, they discuss the benefits and also possible dangers / contraindications for all.