27 April 2015
How to Make an Herbal Infusion
An infusion is a potent, powerful, medicinal tea. To make an infusion, the plant material must be steeped for a long time. We find the easiest way to do this is to prepare before going to bed and drink in the morning. Instructions gathered from Susun Weed.
To prepare an infusion:
1. Put one ounce (approximately a cup) of dried herb into a quart jar.
2. Fill with boiling water and cover (this traps the important volatile oils).
3. Steep for 4-10 hours.
4. Strain and drink.
5. Refrigerate the remainder to prevent spoilage.
It is recommeded to drink 2-4 cups per day. Some of our favorite herbal infusions: stinging nettle, oatstraw, and red clover. A little bit of licorice root will add a light sweetness.