Here at Cloverleaf Farm, tea is not only what we grow, but how we drink. Teas are natures cureall for most everything. We use herbs for everything from the common cold and virus to the wounds on our hands. We grow them, sell them, and know how to use them.
There are certain herbs and herbal preparations we have on hand at all times.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is used the most. It is used as a tea for stomach troubles as well as the ointment for burns or scratches. It is one of the most versitile herbs. Click here for more information on calendula. It is also used in our Sunshine Mint Jelly. It is by far the most reached for herb in our house.
We are herbal tea drinkers. Loose leaf is the best way to drink herbal tea. Most packaged herbal teas don't hold up to using loose leaf. To us, one could never have enough herbal tea. Herbs we always have on hand for tea drinking is Rooibos, Mint, Chamomile, and Valerian. Rooibos makes a beautiful red tea that helps to lower cholesterol. Mint makes a great after dinner tea to soothe the stomach. Chamomile is also a good after dinner tea to calm and soothe. You can mix it with mint or drink alone. It is also wonderful to help you sleep at night. Valerian is nature's valium. Trouble sleeping? Make yourself a cup of valerian tea, and drink right before bed. It will help you slip into a restful sleep.