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About the teas


About the teas

Herbs and teas found in Andrie's Herb Garden, with their uses

(this is a list given to me by Andrie and will be growing as time goes by.

I will be researching the subject and adding to it eventually,

of course I am always open to advice/ contributions).


Used as a healing medicine for stomach pains. Relieves toothache. Used as an antiseptic in the healing of bleeding wounds


Used for anaemic children. Mild sedative. Helps in healing of wounds, burns and spots. Cleans teeth better than toothpaste. Helps relieve memory loss.

Throumbi (Wild bean herb)
Stimulates appetite. Helps sleeplessness. Used as eye drops to improve vision


Anti-cough agent in flu and asthma. Antiseptic for cleaning wounds. Relaxing agent


Leaves and flowers help relieve migraine, dizziness and sleeplessness. Used as a calming agent for the nerves. Healing agent for wounds and skin problems. Moth and bug repellent for wardrobes


Fresh leaves relieve rheumatic pains. Relieves headaches, dry coughs, stomach pains and sleeplessness.


Fresh leaves relieve rheumatic pains. Relieves headaches, dry coughs, stomach pains and sleeplessness


Used to strengthen the body, against gastritis and as a gargle against laryngitis and inflamed tonsils.

Helps raise blood pressure.


Used against colds, tonsillitis, bronchitis and asthma. Helps fight organic toxins, stress, sleeplessness and migraines

Melissa (Lemon Balm)

Fortifies the heart and brain. Helps against epilepsy, dizziness and asthma. It helps lower Cholesterol and Blood Pressure.

Bay Leaves

Used for stomach, rheumatism and arthritis. It's main use is in shampoo to help prevent hair loss.

Issopos (Hysop)

Used as an energy giving agent, also stimulates appetite.


Used for stomach, against diarrhoea, muscle pain (in bath), toothache and breathing difficulties.

Also used as an antibiotic.


Used as a diuretic to aid weight loss, speeds up metabolic rate. Helps relieve stomach pains, headaches and is used as a calming tea


Aids breathing and is used for asthma and bronchitis. Used for diarrhoea. Gives energy to the kidneys and relieves stress.

Sideritis (Ironwort)

Used for stomach. Anti-vomiting agent. Rich in iron which helps raise iron level for those who have problems with iron


Used for colds, nerves, arthritis and rheumatism.

For those with problems with varicose veins and phlebitis. Used for all sorts of gynecological problems.


Calming agent for the nerves, migraines, sleeplessness and wind. Anti-fever agent against flu and colds.


Diuretic, for wind, gives energy to the heart and lungs and used for colic and stomach pains


Used as an energy giving agent for the stomach.

Helps memory loss, improves appetite and is also used to relieve headaches.

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