When talking with folks about herbs I find that one of the big mysteries of growing herbs is how to get them from the garden to the table- especially in regards to medicinal herbs.
Well, the simplest way to use an herb to make you feel better is to make a simple tea. The directions below will seem overly simple but that is the point- it is simple.
Tea using fresh herbs:
A tablespoon of selected herb
1-2 cups of boiling water
Place herb in heat-proof container and pour water over the herb. Place a lid on the container and allow to steep for 10-15 minutes. It is important to keep the container covered as the essential oil (where much of the herbal goodies are) will evaporate in the steam. Strain herb matter out.
Enjoy- that is it. …
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