Daily infusions of nourishing herbs such as nettle, raspberry leaf, oatstraw, and lemon balm are a wonderful way to add extra nutrients to your diet. We commonly turn to herbs in times of imbalance - but the use of herbs can also be a wonderful preventative ally. Children and toddlers can benefit from them as a healthy alternative to sugary juice drinks. Herbs that help tame stress and anxiety can also play a huge part in keeping our systems in balance. A convenient way to prepare your daily brews is to make them in the evening and let them steep overnight. In the morning you can strain out the plant material and refrigerate your infusion if desired, or carry it with you to drink throughout the day. You can customize your daily brews based on specific needs. Following are some basic recipe ideas. As you learn more about specific herbs you can decide which ones best nourish your specific constitution.
~Anemia Prevention Brew~
1/4 0unce dried yellow dock root. Handful of dried nettle leaves. Handful of dried parsley leaves. A few pinches of dried Spearmint leaves Combine herbs in a quart-size canning jar and fill with boiling water. Cover tightly and let it steep overnight. The Yellow Dock, Nettle and Parsley are all great sources of highly assimilable iron and the spearmint gives it a refreshing, minty taste.
Handful dried nettle leaves. Handful dried horsetail. Handful dried oatstraw. Combine herbs in a quart-size canning jar and fill with boiling water. Cover tightly and let it steep overnight.
~Mineral Boosting Brew~
Handful dried alfalfa leaves. Handful dried nettle leaves. 1/2 handful dried oatstraw leaves. 1/2 handful dried parsley leaves. Combine herbs in a quart-size canning jar and fill with boiling water. Cover tightly and let it steep overnight.
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