The autumn and winter months are unimaginable without herbal teas: you can sip them not only in case of respiratory diseases and colds, but also as prevention, to boost your immune system.

Grow your own little herb garden – if you don’t have a garden, you can grow herbs in planters and flower pots on your terrace or balcony, but even the kitchen windowsill or countertop will do.

We have centuries of experience with the effects of medicinal plants. They were already known and used by our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, and were considered a great treasure at a time when modern medicines did not exist or were not available to everyone.

Be sure to grow some of the following herbs in your garden:

1. Sage

If you suffer from cough or hoarseness, sage can relieve the symptoms. It has a good effect on the health of the mucous membranes, helping them fight against viruses. Sage likes a warm, sunny place.

2. Purple coneflower

Purple coneflower is an excellent immune booster, it is worth sipping the tea made from it even as a preventive measure. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and also increases the number of the body’s protective white blood cells. If possible, plant it in a sunny place, in nutrient-rich soil.

3. Ribwort plantain

Ribwort plantain contains a substance called aucubin, which is a type of natural antibiotic. Sip tea made from this herb when you have a cough: it relieves throat and bronchial irritation. It needs a sunny but moist place.

4. Lemon balm

Lemon balm is a herb with a high essential oil content and a pleasant smell that can relieve anxiety and has a mood-enhancing and calming effect. Tea made from fresh or dried lemon balm leaves relaxes the muscles of the intestine and provides a feeling of fullness. An ideal place for the plant is a sunny or partially shaded area where it can spread.

5. Chamomile

Tea made from chamomile flowers is well known for its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and soothing, antibacterial effects. Relaxes tense muscles, helps with gastrointestinal problems. In the garden, it needs a warm, sunny place and soil rich in nutrients.