Overnight Herbal Infusions

Herbal infusions are a super easy + potent way to get essential vitamins & minerals into your body. Infusions are basically strong herbal teas. They are steeped, typically overnight in a glass mason jar, but you may steep anywhere from 4-8 hrs. Using boiling water  and a long steeping period makes the tea ULTRA potent and are chock full of magnesium, manganese, B vitamins + more.You can use a variety of different medicinal herbs but my favorites are… nettle, oat straw and red clover. Nettle being the one I utilize the most, especially during my menstrual cycle. Nettle gives me that extra boost of iron and overall energy when I am feeling low.

 

A quart of Nettle infusion for example contains…

magnesium (300 mg per quart of infusion)

potassium (600 mg per quart of infusion)

zinc (1.5 mg per quart of infusion)

selenium (.7 mg per quart of infusion)

iron (1.5 mg per quart of infusion)

manganese (2.6 mg per quart of infusion)

plus chromium, cobalt, phosphorus, copper, sulphur, silicon, and tin.

As well as…

Vitamin A from {beta carotene}(5000 IU per quart of infusion)

Vitamin B complex, especially thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folate

Plus Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin K ”

 

– “There are no contraindications to the use of stinging nettle infusion. Side effects may include: thicker hair, softer skin, stronger veins, and greater delight in life.”- Susun Weed (herbalist)

 

How to make an herbal infusion:

pour 1 oz of dried herb of choice in mason jar

cover all the way to the top with boiling water

cap and steep for a minimum of 4 hrs and up to 8 hrs.

strain & enjoy..

I enjoy my nettle infusions over ice with a little bit of sweetener of choice or salt, iced.

**tip- make sure you either run your mason jar under hot water for 10 seconds prior to pouring in the boiling water or place a butter knife in your jar while pouring in the boiling water, to prevent the jar from breaking.

 

Where to purchase dried herb: my trusted sources:

Mountain Rose Herbs

Amazon- Frontier Co-Op and Starwest Botanicals are high quality brands.

 

 

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