All herbs contain an array of healing properties that work to support the body by bringing it back into balance. Infusions are made up of a variety of herbs steeped for a longer period of time than tea to create a nutritive, deeply nourishing, and healing brew. Herbal infusions are a potent source of vitamins, minerals, and plant constituents that help to rebuild our cells, while simultaneously boosting immunity and reducing inflammation.
Incorporating a variety of herbs into our daily meals adds a boost of nutrition, while infusions act as a concentrated therapeutic antidote. Make your own herbal infusion by combining 1 part each of the following herbs. Play around with potency & add more of the herbs you feel drawn to. One to two cups of these herbal combinations will support and nourish the whole body while gently alleviating common ailments.
Step 1: Choose Your Infusion
BEAUTY INFUSION: Chrysanthemum, Calendula & Lemon Balm
IRON INFUSION: Nettle, Raspberry Leaf & Rose Hips
MOON CYCLE INFUSION: Raspberry leaf, Dandelion & Ginger
SLEEP DEEP INFUSION: Passionflower, Lemon balm & Skullcap
DIGESTIVE INFUSION: Fennel, Peppermint Leaf & Ginger
Step 2: Make Your Tea
1. Mix 6 tablespoons of dried herbs into a large mason jar. (More or less of herbs you need)
2. Cover completely with boiling water, stir with a wooden spoon and add water until full.
3. Cover, and let sit for 4 -8 hours for leaves or hardy flowers, and 8 hours for roots OR steep ½ the amount for a potent & quick 20 minute herbal tea.
4. Strain & Enjoy!
*Infusion are most potent for 48 hours in the refrigerator.
A FEW GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW:
Buy loose-leaf herbs over pre-bagged teas. Sources like Mountain Rose Herbs are fantastic for finding a variety of rare, organic herbs or check out your local co-op!