Browsing Archive: August, 2016

Water Herbal Infusions

Posted by Christi on Thursday, August 18, 2016, In : Plant Medicine 


I've been working a lot with herbal infusions lately for myself, mostly nettles, but today I decided to add some color to my life via flowers: calendula, passionflower, red clover, hibiscus and pink roses

Infusions (using water) are different from herbal tea in that you still pour boiling water over them, but you infuse them for longer. I like to let them sit for 4 hours or more. I put my herbs or flowers into a mason jar, pour boiling water to the top, put the lid on and let them sit for seve...

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Wood Sorrel and Nettles

Posted by Christi on Monday, August 15, 2016, In : Plant Medicine 

I just wanted to do a quick post to show what I believe to be a good example of the nutritive power of stinging nettles. I will talk much more about nettles later on, as it is one of my favorite herbs to work with. While I was tending to the nettles yesterday I noticed a couple large wood sorrel plants growing among them. I was struck by how large the sorrel had grown! At first I thought it could be Great Wood Sorrel instead of Yellow Wood Sorrel, so I got out my trusty identification guide. ...

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