Thank you for sharing this Laura! Even after using herbs for decades I really appreciate this reminder and refresher on long infusions. We are immersed in so very much information that I have noticed quite useful things just get pushed out of awareness by all the incoming new things. For everyone new to herbs this is wonderful because she tells you everything you need to get started using herbal infusions safely.
This is a timely post from the lovely Kathleen Wildwood of The Wildwood Institute. David and I had the pleasure of attending many of her herb walks, classes and two wild edibles dinners hosted by Kathleen when we lived in Madison. I was just thinking about making a nettle infusion when her email came through offering permission to post her new article.
Long Herbal Infusions
Why Drink Nourishing Long Herbal Infusions?
During the winter, people ask me what they can do to make up for the generous consumption of sweets, beer and other comfort foods and drinks that people use to keep up their spirits in the dark of the year. Though you cannot make up for the impact of these foods on your metabolism, you can drink nourishing long herbal infusions to help replace the nutrients lost, reduce cravings for less healthy beverages…
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