Find out the Essential Ingredients You Can Grow in Your Balcony for Powerful Tea to make a cup of beverage that makes everything better.
Promoting a healthy lifestyle, we bring you the best Essential Ingredients You Can Grow in Your Balcony for Powerful Tea that will help you in your day to day life.
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Essential Ingredients You Can Grow in Your Balcony for Powerful Tea
Botanical Name: Mentha
The digestive and calming effects of mint are popular among herbal tea lovers. Mint is easy to grow and does best in moist soil and full sun.
You can enjoy a mint tea in easy steps–boil a cup of water, add fresh or dried mint leaves, strain in a cup, add 1 teaspoon honey (optional) for taste.
Here’s all you need to know about growing mint
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Lemongrass has a distinct soothing lemony aroma, which tastes great in herbal teas, soups, and other cuisines. The stalks have digestive and calming properties, used to promote sleep, boost immunity, and relieve pain.
It can be grown on your balcony under full sun in well-drained soil. To enjoy the lemongrass tea, brew its fresh stalks in water.
Check out our article on growing lemongrass here
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Ginger tea offers innumerable benefits with antioxidants and antibacterial properties that can cure a cold, flu, nausea and improve digestion. It grows best in filtered sunlight and moist soil.
You can make ginger tea by adding grated ginger in boiling water add honey for taste. Dried ginger can also be used for making an immunity booster powerful tea. Its leaves can also be used for steaming, sautéing, and boiling.
Here’s everything you need to know about growing ginger
4. Holy Basil
Botanical Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum
Holy basil or ‘tulsi‘ has therapeutic value and contains calcium, zinc, iron, vitamin A and C. It has antibacterial, analgesic, antifungal properties that boost immunity and lowers blood sugar while reducing stress and anxiety.
Holy basil does best in full sun, but it can also withstand partial shade as well. Make a tea by brewing fresh or dried leaves in boiling water.
Check out our article for growing holy basil here
Botanical Name: Citrus x Limon
Lemon tea gives a refreshing feel that soothes the throat, aids weight loss, and prevents cough/cold.
You can prepare lemon tea in two easy methods– add ice cubes in a cup of water, pour some lemon juice, and add honey for iced tea. To make a hot cup of tea, boil 1/2 teaspoon of black tea in one cup of water for a few minutes, strain in a cup, add lemon juice, honey, and relish!
Note: Citrus family loves the full sun, so if you have a sunny balcony that gets 5-6 hours of bright light, the plant will thrive easily!