While there are still lots of tasks that can be done in the garden (check out Cloud Mountain’s great list), I enjoy warming up in wintertime by drinking some hot, wholesome herbal teas. You can make them easily; you can even grow your own herbs!

Here are some common herbs for tea that you can grow in your own garden, along with some of their medicinal properties:**

  • Chamomileinduces calm and sleep
  • Lavender – eases stress, relaxes stomach
  • Mint – helps sore throat and respiration
  • Ginger good for an upset stomach, nausea, and motion sickness
  • Rosemary – peaceful aroma, improves digestion
  • Fennel seed – beneficial for digestion
  • Sagegood for sore throats
  • St. John’s Wort – a remedy against nervous disorders: insomnia, depression, anxiety

**Traditional Medicinals. https://www.traditionalmedicinals.com/