5 Best & Easy Planting Herbs For Summer Drink
With the warm weather on the way and herb gardens beginning to produce lots of those flavorful fresh herbs, it’s time to get creative using more of your herbs. Why not create refreshing summer sodas or cocktails with your herbs? We provide 5 kinds of herbs for you to plant at your backyard to keep the fresh when you need them!
Peppermint is an aromatic plant, a cross between water mint and spearmint. Besides adding flavor to foods and drinks, it may help manage digestive problems, nausea, headaches, and other health issues.
One can also use dried or fresh peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves to brew tea. It may relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating, and indigestion, freshen your breath, relieve clogged sinuses, relieve menstrual cramps, and be beneficial against bacterial infections
Lemongrass is an herb with a lemony scent. The culinary herb is produced from the stalk of the lemongrass plant. This plant grows in many tropical climates, most notably in Southeast Asia. It is a common ingredient in Thai cooking and can also be found in dishes from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India.
It might help prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast. Lemongrass also contains substances that are thought to relieve pain and swelling, reduce fever, improve levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood, stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow, and have antioxidant properties.
Lemon verbena offers a sweet lemon flavor that's refreshing in tea or desserts and useful for seasoning meat dishes. The plant is a beauty in the landscape, forming an elegant shrub 6 feet tall by 8 feet wide. Leaves release their refreshing fragrance each time they're touched, making this herb a good choice for planting near outdoor living areas or paths, where you can enjoy its lemony scent.
Lemon verbena contains several plant compounds, including verbascoside, that may protect your body against cell damage, help reduce oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in some people, sleep-enhancing effects, and anti-obesity effects.
Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family that’s easily identified by its sweet floral scent. In ancient times, lavender was used as a holy herb. Additionally, it was often used to freshen up and give a light scent to a variety of personal items, such as clothes and hair.
Lavender is used in herbal medicine to treat stress, anxiety, and sleep problems. Its benefits include reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality, boosting mood, relieving headaches and period pain, and potentially strengthening the immune system. Lavender is a popular natural remedy due to its positive effects on these issues.
Spearmint is a type of mint plant grown for its leaves and essential oil used in foods and cosmetics. It is used for memory, digestion, osteoarthritis, and other conditions, but there is no strong scientific evidence to support these uses. It should not be confused with other kinds of mint plants such as peppermint or wild mint.
Spearmint tea is beneficial for relieving digestive symptoms, providing important antioxidants, influencing hormonal balance in women, and potentially reducing facial hair growth. It may also benefit memory in older adults and can be consumed hot or iced at any time during the day.