How to Make Nutrient-Rich Herbal Infusions

A nourishing herbal infusion is different from a tea. It is nutrient-rich – full of vitamins, minerals & enzymes that the body can easily assimilate. We love them because they are easy to make (a few minutes a day), easy to drink, and provide optimal nourishment for young children and elders alike.

It is important to use nutritive herbs and not aromatic herbs. Here are some favourites (you can shop for them here):

  • Nettles
  • Oatstraw
  • Red Clover
  • Marshmallow Leaf
  • Alfalfa
  • Mullein
  • Linden
  • Chickweed
  • Hawthorn
  • Hibiscus
  • Violet

Make sure to NEVER use highly aromatic herbs to make infusions, as they will neither taste good nor be optimally nourishing. Aromatic herbs are better suited for a tea (shorter steep time). 

HOW TO BREW:

Step 1: Place 1/4 cup to 1 cup of dried herb into a 1L mason jar. More herb = more nutrition, but we recognize budgets exist!

Step 2: Fill the jar with boiling water, put a lid on it, and let it steep for 4-10 hours. We prepare before bed and let it steep overnight. If your house is warm, place it in the fridge.  If you like, you can add a little pinch of mint or licorice root for flavor.

Step 3: Strain out the plant material (any strainer will do!), compost it, and enjoy one or several cups of the liquid daily. We prefer these cold, but you can drink them warm too. Add lemon, honey, or any fixings of your liking.

Step 4: Store your infusion in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 

 

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