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One of the best ways to extract the medicinal properties of herbs is to make herbal tea that provides a helpful supplement to your daily diet. To get the best flavour use fresh herbs from your herb garden.
How to make herbal tea
You will need about five fresh leaves for each cup of boiled water. Use a few more or a few less, once you have decided on
the taste you prefer. Place them on a clean piece of kitchen towel, lightly crush, and then add to a cup or teapot. Pour over the boiled water that has been cooled to just below boiling and
Covering is especially important as this stops the essential oils, which are medicinally beneficial,
evaporating off in the steam. Leave to brew for five minutes. Strain if necessary into a cup. Herb teas can be sweetened with honey to taste.
Herb teas to try:
Examples of herbs used for specific purposes.