Nourishing Herbal Infusions
In my Green Goddess week with Susun Weed in August of 2012, I learned about and began drinking Nourishing Herbal Infusions .....and I never stopped. Drinking just 1/2 of a quart of infusions a day nourishes you from the inside. Jam packed with most of the major minerals that we need, they keep me vibrant, healthy and full of life and energy!
So what is the difference between tea and an infusion?? Tea is about a teaspoon of herb, soaked for about 3-5 minutes. An infusion is a full ounce of herb soaked for between 4 and 10 hours!
Why would I want to drink them? Because they will allow you to throw away your supplements (what a waste since they are so expensive) and over time remove yourself from many medications.
What are some of the potential benefits? Lower cholesterol, increased bone density (preventing or even reversing osteoporosis), cancer prevention, stronger teeth and nails, shinier hair, smoother skin, improved circulation and heart health, reduced wrinkles, increased libido….just to name a few of them.
What are the first 4 herbs we might want to consider for our infusions? Stinging nettles, Comfrey, Red Clover Blossoms and Oatstraw
What would I need to have? (2) quart size glass mason/canning jars, a mesh reusable produce bag (Crate and Barrel and Amazon sell nice ones) and a small electronic scale. All very inexpensive items. Oh, and of course the dried herb. Frontier is a good reliable site to order from.
So what if I am interested? If you live in my area I would be happy to have you come by and watch the process, see what I use and have a taste testing. For those not in the area or who can’t come over, I have written directions and provided links to You Tubes below.
How can I find out more about the specific herbs? Descriptions, uses and benefits for the four herbs are all here on this site. I would also ask you to do some research on your own and I can recommend some sites.
This is all about taking back control over your body and your health. Healing yourself naturally from the inside. We are the expert but we have to trust our inner guidance and nourish ourselves. This is the Wise Woman Tradition. I hope many of you join me on this next leg in our journey!
Come in and meet the 5 main herbs that are a part of my daily life: