Some of you may have already heard that I’m all about healing herbal infusions! Drinking herbs is an easy way to get extra vitamins + minerals into your diet along with immune boosting properties and hormonal support.
I figure we all have to drink a sufficient amount of water every day, so why not make your own vitamin water?
Infusions are super easy to make, inexpensive & you can drink them hot or cold, with honey or miso!
As always, it is best to purchase your herbs from a reputable source and go for organic and/or wildcrafted whenever possible & to learn to identify the Latin name of the herbs to ensure you are getting the right one.
The best dried herbs to start making infusions are:
- Nettle leaf (Uritica dioica)
- Oatstraw (Avena sativa)
- Comfrey leaf (Symphytum Uplandica X)*
- Red Clover blossoms (Trifolium pratense)
*If there are some concerns with using Comfrey leaf, please do your own research.
When working with the above herbs it is best to use only one herb at a time, allowing you to get to know it’s individual effects on the body.
What you’ll need:
- 1 quart mason jar with matching lid
- 30 grams (1 oz) of dried herb, weighed using a kitchen scale
- freshly boiled water
Once you have all of that:
- put the herb into the mason jar (you might want to add a dash of peppermint for taste)
- fill to the top with freshly boiled water
- stir the herb with a wooden spoon
- top up with more water
- add lid to infuse for 4 hours or overnight!
In the morning, or when your infusion is done, strain out the herb and compost. Drink hot or cold and the infusion will last in the fridge up to 3 days! It is best to drink a quart a day of your infusion, so drink up!
SUSUN WEED SPEAKING ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF HERBAL INFUSIONS:
SUSUN WEED EXPLAINING HOW TO MAKE THE INFUSION
Certified Nutritional Practitioner & Yoga Teacher
Lindsay is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, with a passion for whole body/mind care. She believes that supporting wellness through nutrition is more than following a diet. Lindsay's years as a yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner lead to a compassionate multi-dimensional approach to your health and wellness.