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    Dr. Paddo - Wednesday 26 June 2023

    Which herbs are suitable for making your own tea?

    Ever since time immemorial, people have been making their own tea with herbs. Some herbal teas are relaxing, others are stimulating. Tea is a delicious hot brew that always tastes good, especially if you're going to make your own tea. There are many herbs to choose from, and you can base your choice on taste or on certain effects. You can read all about it in this blog.


    The power of tea

    Most people like a cup of tea. The best known types are black and green tea. But you can also make a delicious, but also medicinal cup of tea from herbs. And there are many to choose from. Are you feeling stressed and looking for mental peace? Chamomile or valerian are a good choice. Do you want more energy or a boost for your concentration? Even then, there is a herb that suits your situation.

    If you drink black or green tea, it is made from the leaves. But herbal teas can be made from the flowers, roots or leaves of plants. If you would like to try a herbal tea, you have all the choice in our webshop. It is also possible to grow herbs yourself (for example in your garden or in pots on the balcony). That is of course also fun to do, but then you just need a little more patience. If you want to know which herbs are suitable for making your own tea, read on below.


    Which herbs can I use for herbal teas?

    Now the question is, of course, which herbs are suitable for a tasty and healthy tea. Below, we list 5 herbs, each with their own unique effects. If you use loose tea, you need a (paper) tea bag or a tea egg. You will also find a suggestion for how much you could use with each herb. But you can always adjust this to your own taste. And don't forget, you can combine different herbs and make your own mix.


    1. Valerian

    Valerian has been used for centuries and is also used in herbal teas. The plant is known for its calming effect, and today it is also used for stress, unrest, sleeping problems and fears. The effect of the herb stems from the fact that the root contains, among other things, GABA, valerenic acid and valepotriates. These are substances that have a calming effect.

    Do you suffer from a high workload, stress and sleeping problems? Then valerian tea is for you. Put 2 to 3 grams of herbal tea in a bag or tea egg and let it steep for a few minutes. Have a cup of tea before going to sleep to benefit from its soothing effects. Valerian does not taste very good, a spoonful of honey can help improve the taste. You will not find valerian tea in our webshop, but you will capsules.


    2. Passionflower

    Also, Passion flower can help with sleeping problems. It is a well-known plant that is in many people's garden because it has such beautiful flowers. When you drink passion flower tea, you may notice a calming and soothing effect. It can also help with anxiety. So if you suffer from a restless feeling or worrying that prevents you from falling asleep, you can try passion flower tea.

    Place a teaspoon of the herbs in a tea infuser or tea bag and steep in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. The tea tastes mild and earthy, most people like it.


    3. Chamomile

    Everyone knows the beautiful, delicate chamomile. With its fine white flowers, it also grows in the Netherlands in roadsides and meadows. Chamomile also has a calming effect, which can relieve both mental and physical tension. In addition, it can also help with digestive complaints, such as abdominal and stomach pain. And chamomile also contains tannin and essential oil, which can have an anti-inflammatory effect. It is therefore a good idea to drink chamomile tea when you have a sore throat and a cold.

    Drinking a cup of chamomile tea at night can help you relax before going to sleep. Put 3 tablespoons of the herb in hot water and let it steep for at least 5 minutes. If you have a cold or if you suffer from stomach complaints, you can also take a cup of chamomile tea to relieve the complaints.


    4. Ginkgo Biloba

    If you want to know which herbs are suitable for making your own herbal tea, Gingko Biloba is also not missing. Gingko Biloba is a tree that originates from China and has long been known there for its positive impact on the brain. He confirms regulates concentration, gives energy and helps with mood problems. Do you have to perform for an exam or could your concentration use a boost, then go for a tea from Gingko Biloba.

    To make tea, boil water and when it boils, add 2 teaspoons of Ginkgo Biloba leaves. Let this steep for 10 minutes.


    5. Damiana

    Also, Damiana is a herb suitable for making tea. Damiana (Turnera diffusa) belongs to the same family as the Passion Flower. It produces euphoric feelings similar to those of cannabis, but the effects are milder. It has a relaxing effect and also has a libido-enhancing effect.

    For a lust-enhancing and relaxing cup of tea, use 2 to 4 grams of Damiana in a tea bag or tea egg and let it steep for a few minutes.

    These are some of the herbs that are suitable for making your own tea. You can find many more in our webshop. For example, take a look at the Dream-Herbs and under Herbs and Extracts. Choose the herb that suits you and enjoy the surprising flavors and effects.

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