May 12 | TASTE BEYOND
Your Guide to Herbal Infusions
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!
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