Hello there! Marla here :)
Today we're going to chat about something I discovered fairly recently and have been implementing in my life. I am so excited to share it with you.
Herbal infusions are an amazingly simple and cost effective way to reap all the wonderful benefits that herbs have to offer.
What is an herbal infusion?
An herbal infusion is basically a tea that is steeped in water for 6-10 hours. When allowed to infuse for a long time as opposed to just a few minutes like a tea, it has time to extract all it's plant benefits into the water for you to drink!
Herbal infusions are a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and protein in their most absorbable form.
Herbs have an endless amount of nourishing qualities all of which I couldn't list here. But here are just a few examples! Herbs are helpful for osteoporosis, anxiety and depression, adrenal fatigue, eczema and other skin problems, diabetes, sinus problems and allergies, hormonal imbalances and female reproductive issues, infertility, joint pain and stiffness, & high blood pressure, and so. much. more!!
Aside from being extremely beneficial for health issues, herbal infusions are a wonderful addition to any healthy lifestyle to serve as an extra vitality boost! Here are my favorites:
Extra nutrients = Extra vitality!
You may be wondering what herbs to use, so here's a list to get you started. You can find dried herbs at most health food stores or online. Get organic if possible!
Red raspberry leaf
How to make an herbal infusion
This couldn't get any simpler which is why I love it!
I also have a youtube video showing how to make these. CLICK HERE!
Begin with a nice large mason jar. Mine is 32 oz. Heat water over stove top until very hot but not boiling. Place 1/2-1 cup of dried herb into jar and pour the hot water over it. Cap jar and store on counter top for a minimum of 6 hours. I make this at night and let it sit overnight. I use a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to strain. Drink immediately or store in refrigerator and drink within a day or two.
I make these several times per week and it is now a part of my healthy living self care routine.
I hope you give this a try for yourself and I would love to hear what herbs you use to make yours!
Peace and Love,