Healing Herbal-Infusion Tea

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Yields 2 cups.

Super easy

Healing Herbal-Infusion Tea

Ingredients

For 1 Batch(es)

Recipe

  • 1/2 ounce(s) dried herbs (oat straw and nettle are best) by weight
  • 16 ounces filtered water

Healing Herbal-Infusion Tea Directions

  1. Bring the water to a boil and pour over the dried herbs in a quart-size glass jar.
  2. Loosely place a lid or plate over the jar and allow the tea to infuse for 4 hours.
  3. Strain and refrigerate, then drink within 8 hours to get the minerals while they’re still in suspension.

Recipe notes

Minerals from herbal infusions go directly into the bloodstream versus having to go through the gut to enter, which is a more diluted way to absorb minerals. The long, hot water infusion process brings minerals into suspension, making these drinks nutritive, alterative (bringing back to balance) and trophorestorative (so deeply nourishing that it restores health and system function). Nettle and oat straw are particularly suitable for postpartum infusions; oat straw has an antidepressant benefit—among many others—and nettle is particularly nourishing to the kidneys and adrenal glands. Protein, macrominerals (like calcium and magnesium) and trace minerals are all found in infusions, assisting hair and nail growth and thickening, which can be very helpful after the pregnancy hormones subside. I double the batch to drink a quart of infusion daily when extra nourishment is in order.

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