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The best herbs in your garden

Find out how to grow herbs at Garden High levels of sunlight is particularly important for obtaining good herb flavour. create raised beds or plant your herbs in pots all weather access is vital to growing herbs 1. BASIL A key ingredient in many recipes, especially summer salads and Mediterranean classics, basil is Britain's most widely sold herb. Although originally from India, where it is considered sacred, it thrives in British soil, and thus is perfect for your kitchen garden. 2. CHIVES  A hardy perennial and especially easy to grow, chives are a superb addition to your kitchen garden. They were once hung in bunches around the house to fend off evil spirits but, today, they are popular as boarder plants with their pretty, purple blossoms. 3. MINT  Common mint, otherwise known as spearmint, is a fantastically hardy herb that is easy to grow in the garden. Flowering light purple blossoms from August to September, the herb is a perennial, and so can be reli
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Herbs360 | Immune Booster Tea

Immune Booster Tea Ingredients  2 parts whole dried schizandra berries  2 parts dried elder berries  1 part astragalus root  1 part fresh ginger Cinnamon bark chips Stevia to taste  Directions  • Place the herbs in a saucepan and cover with 4 cups of water.  • Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10-15 minutes.  • Add stevia during the last 5 minutes of the simmer time.  • Allow the tea to steep for another 10 minutes.

Herbs360 | Troubled Tummy Tea

Troubled Tummy Tea   A soothing tea for a cranky tummy. Ingredients  1 part calendula flowers  1 part crushed fennel seeds  1 part chamomile Directions  Bring water to a boil.  Remove from heat and add herbs.  Let steep for 15 minutes, then strain and serve.

Herbs360 | Fever Tea

Fever Tea     This is a delicious tasting tea. Herbs such as ginger and peppermint encourage your body to sweat by stimulating circulation and dilating capillaries at the skin’s surface. Ingredients  2 teaspoons grated ginger  1 teaspoon dried elderflower  1 teaspoon dried peppermint  2 cups boiling water  Directions  • Cover and steep for 15 minutes.  • Strain and drink. Drink up to 4 cups a day.

Herbs360 | Cold Buster Tea

Cold Buster Tea     Grab some tissues and settle on the couch with a mug. Keep the kettle warm, and we hope you feel better soon. Ingredients  1 part elder flowers  1 part catnip  1 part hyssop  ½ part yarrow  ½ part licorice root Directions  Place licorice and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.  Remove from heat and add the elder, catnip, and yarrow.  Steep for 20 minutes then strain and serve hot.

Herbs360 | SoreThroat Tea

SoreThroat Tea     Sage and Ginger Sage is famous for its throat soothing action; ginger takes out germs. Ingredients  2 teaspoons fresh or  1 teaspoon dried sage leaves  ½ teaspoon fresh ginger Lemon and honey to taste Directions  To 10 - 12 ounces water, add ½ teaspoon fresh ginger. Add water and ginger into a saucepan and bring to boil then lower to a simmer.  Simmer for 15 minutes then remove from heat.  Add the sage and steeped covered for 15 minutes.  Strain and serve with an optional squeeze of lemon and honey to taste

Herbs360 | Cold Chaser Tea

Cold Chaser Tea Ingredients  3 parts dried elder berries  1 part rose hips  1 part lemon balm  2 parts echinacea  1 part cinnamon  1 part cardamom  1 part cloves Directions  Cover and steep for 15 minutes.  Strain and drink.