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What can Herbal Infusions do for you?…Herbal Infusions for happy, healthy bodies and minds

This week I have been taking a little time to learn more about herbal infusions and what they can do for one’s health.

This is what I learnt:-

  • Infusions are different to herbal teas. Herbal teas are brewed for just 10 minutes and infusions are brewed for a minimum of 4 hours.
  • The benefits are vast as the longer period of time extracts more macro and trace minerals and many vitamins for our health.
  • Since the minerals and other phytochemicals in nourishing herbs are made more accessible by drying, dried herbs are considered best for infusions. (Susun S. Weed)

So, this week I have decided to make one herbal infusion per day. (Just enough to make one cup). I have been alternating Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)  , Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) and Sage (Salvia officinalis). The benefits that I have experienced thus far are: less headaches, calmer emotions, a more regular tummy – and that’s just in five days. I have also not had a sinus attack this week-very good news.

How do I make the infusion?

  • Measure out 8 grams of the chosen herb.
  • Place it in a glass jar (250ml) that has a tight fitting lid.
  • Once the water has boiled and the bubbles have subsided, fill the glass jar up to the neck.
  • Give the herbal mixture a good stir, place the lid on and leave for four hours or overnight.
  • Strain and drink straight away.
  • Remember to put the leaves in the compost.

1 thought on “What can Herbal Infusions do for you?…Herbal Infusions for happy, healthy bodies and minds

  1. Thanks for sharing about infusions; I never knew much about them before. Great post and I look forward to sharing more with you:)

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