How to Make a Nourishing Herbal Infusion
Making Nourishing Herbal Infusions From Dried Herbs
A nourishing herbal infusion is different from a tea. It is easy to make, takes about five minutes a day, and provides optimal nourishment for those who are 6 months to 106 years!
To make a nourishing herbal infusion, place one ounce (about a cup) of dried herb into a quart mason jar. Fill it with boiling water, put a lid on it, and let it steep for 4-8 hours. If you like, you can add a pinch of mint or licorice root for flavor. Then strain out the plant material, compost it, and enjoy one or more cups of the liquid daily. Infusions are delicious warm or cold and can be sweetened with honey or any other natural sweetener. They keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
Here are some ideas for dried herbs to make herbal infusions from (make sure to NEVER use highly aromatic herbs to make infusions, as they will neither taste good nor be optimally nourishing):
- Red Clover