Calming Herbs

Story: Calming Herbs
Episode: 15
Presenter: Sue McDougall
Air Date: 28th November 2020

This year has been a stressful one for many people, making it a good time to create a planter full of herbs with calming effects.

  • Lavender is one of the best calming, anti-stress plants that there is.
  • Lavender Avonview has long flowering time, so you’ll have flowers right through summer.
  • Chamomile is known for its ability to help with relaxation, improve sleep and aid digestion.
  • It has soft foliage with white flowers, which can be harvested and air dried to make chamomile tea.
  • Lemon balm is a vigorous herb that will thrive through the warm months. It’s perfect for inducing calmness and easing stress.
  • It can be consumed as a tea by steeping the leaves in hot water. It also tastes fantastic when used in vanilla ice-cream.

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