Herbal Infusions

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What are all these herbal infusions about? I have been around herbs in a passive way all my life and my mum was quite witchy in my childhood with lots of books of potions, herbs, Ayurveda, Feng Shui, essential oils and alternative ways of living. I have mostly always avoided allopathic medicine throughout my childhood and adult years and have always been been treated with homeopathy, herbs and acupuncture. I got into the work of Lacy Philips from To Be Magnetic about a year and a half ago. She started out as a herbalist blogger with a good eye for design and then it all became about manifestation through strengthening self worth. Lacy would post a lot about her herbal concoctions and it was always inspiring. I started learning more about different herbs and which ones would be best for me at which time. Now it is a ritual that i love and recommend to people. Herbs are such gentle but effective allies. Like any plant, it is easier to metabolise and it is more bio available to us; we are nature, they are nature. We know what to do with nature. We are one, without sounding completely hippie! Just like I go on about essential oils and how they work with us, herbs are another option. I love this fact: 1 drop of peppermint essential oil is the same as 28 cups of peppermint tea!

Here is a Nettle, raspberry leaf and goji infusions for beauty.

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Some herbs that I have fallen in love with to support my nervous system are; siberian gingseng, not to be confused with pure Gingseng which is stimulating. Nettle is so cleansing and blood purifying and packed with minerals and vitamin c, chamomile, red raspberry leaf, chickweed, alfa alfa. There are so many resources out there. Be the healer of your home. Do your research and get in touch with your intuition.

I find the easiest way to make an infusion is to do it in a tea pot with a deep strainer compartment. Put your loose herbs in (please source them well and make sure they are beyond organic) then pour boiling water over and leave over night or for a few hours. I like to leave for an hour and drink warm then top up and leave for rest of the day and drink cold.

Herbal infusions help with hydration and remineralisation and if you don’t drink fresh spring water or have a mega water filtration, then adding herbs will be a welcome addition to your body.

Enjoy!

Amy Ilic