Herbals teas are powerful in the survival world due to the versatility of herbs for various health benefits. Whether you are in need of insect deterrent or physical healing you can equip your garden with these easy to grow herbs that can benefit you daily or in crisis mode. You don’t need a lot of room to start your herbal garden. Herbs can grow very well in pots and often do well indoors as well as outdoors. We have put together a list of our top recommended herbs to grow and use.

1. Lavender

Lavender is known for its calming scent but did you know that it can also be ingested? Lavender makes a great floral tea that gives both a fragrant and semi-sweet taste. The main benefits for lavender tea include balancing emotions and calming a stressed mind, eliminating headaches and healing wounds. Another great way to use this herb is to rub the flowers of the plant between your fingers and use as a skin calming agent for bug bites and scrapes. You can mix the oil that disperses from the flower tops and add into an ointment or salve and apply directly as needed. This plant grows best in full sun with well drained soil.

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