Monday, February 24, 2014

How to Make Nourishing Herbal Infusions

This past fall, I had the exciting and rare opportunity to see Susun Weed speak.  She was absolutely riveting and completely present with each of the 50-70 people in the room.

Through her speaking that day, it was clear to me: the core of her care for people is nourishment.  Deep nourishment.  One of the things that resonated with me is how we bring liquid into our bodies.  Some people call it hydration, which implies drinking tons and tons of water.

Susun seemed to disagree.  She said that we should not bring anything into our bodies that does not contain some kind of nourishment.  Her answer?  Nourishing herbal infusions.  Prepared properly, these delightful beverages bring us extra minerals and other nutrients that water alone can not possibly provide.  She explained stellar facts about nettle infusions.

Infusions rotate through the herbs: nettle, oatstraw, red clover, and comfrey leaf.

1 oz herbs
1 quart boiling water

1.  Place herbs in heat-safe glass jar.
2.  Pour boiling water over herbs
3.  Let sit overnight and enjoy the next day!  If you drink it, that's one quart down, one to go (if you attempt 8 glasses a day...)

Question: should we mix the herbs?  "Not unless you like to mix your lovers!" Said Susun :-)

Have you ever tried herbal infusions?  What's your favorite herb?

This post is a part of the Weekend Whole Food Blender Party, Fight Back Fridays, Healing With Food FridaysUnprocessed FridaysSimply Natural Saturdays, and Simple Saturdays.

1 comment:

  1. Great article and I love that quote too! Thanks for introducing me to Susun Weed's website too, her courses and workshops sound amazing :D
    So glad you linked this up to the Weekend Wholefood Blender Party, love your posts :D