Rhiannon has been stuffy again the last few days so I sent her outside to pick some "Medicine Tea". That's what we call Mullein and Plantain. I steep a strong tea from those two plants when she's stuffy and it helps her immensely.
But since we were out pickin' plant anyhow, I figured that we could mix things up a bit and instead of the old Mullein / Plantain standby, we'd add some other fresh herbs. I found a bunch of Maypop (Passionflower) and Lemon Balm and tossed that in our bag of goodies. All of these plants are supposed to be helpful for respiratory ailments or breaking up congestion. We took our heap o' herbs into the house, washed everything off, shoved it in a 1/2 gallon Mason jar and poured boiling water over it to steep.
|If you use Mullein, don't forget to strain it |
through a milk or coffee filter before you drink it!
So this year I'm going to try and remember to harvest and dry more of these herbs for winter storage. Hot herbal tea in the cooler months, and crisp, refreshing, fresh herbal iced tea in the summer.
Have you drank your lawn lately? If not, why not?