‘8 Backyard Tea plants’

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com


One of the first wildflower’s I began gathering for creating tea was Mullein.  Mullein introduced herself to me by popping up in our landscape on her own.  Curiosity transitioned into a relationship with her.  During her growing and flowering season I included her abundant flowers and leaves into my daily water infusions while drying some for tea for the fall and winter.

The flavor of Mullein is pleasant and unique.  Her flowers are sweet and can be added to the leaf and root teas. The leaves have small hairs that need to be strained off, or gently scrubbed off when fresh, and the roots are easier to cut when they are fresh.  When they dry they become hard and are more difficult to cut.  A strong pair of indoor garden cutting scissors is a must!

I recommend starting making your own natural teas.  Some of my favorites are:

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Read list for Plants that are good for harvesting for Tea

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When using a new plant for  water or tea I recommend using only one type at a time so you can easily focus on what you are noticing.  Check in over a few days to see if can sense any change and try to identify what they are. Ask yourself if you are feeling any  differences physically, mentally or emotionally.  For example, Mullein is a relaxant, clears the mind, lessens incontinence, cleans out ones lungs and more.

Read list for Plants that are good for harvesting for Tea

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.