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5 Healing Herbs for Tea | Care2 Healthy Living

5 Healing Herbs for Tea | Care2 Healthy Living

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green Few things say “summer” like a refreshing glass of iced tea . While traditional iced tea, or even iced green tea , is delicious, making herbal iced teas allows you to add different flavors, as well as vitamins, to your day. With that in mind, here are five great, cooling herbs to grow for tea. 5 Refreshing Herbs for Tea 1. Lemon Verbena Lemon verbena has a wonderful lemony aroma, but actually tastes somewhat like licorice. It has been shown to have a cooling effect on the body (even to the extent of being recommended as a fever reducer). In addition, it has been shown to calm upset stomachs and coughs. Brewing Lemon Verbena Tea: Steep 1/4 teaspoon of fresh leaves in one cup of boiling water for five minutes. Add honey to taste, if desired. Better drunk hot than as iced tea. 2. Lemon Balm Lemon balm , a member of the mint family, has a ...

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