Herbal infusions are helpful for releasing an herbs active ingredients. Which is one of the reasons they’re so good to drink. Now I’m not going to tell you I drink them all the time (I probably should), but I can tend to forget to make and drink them until I really need them.
But I really want to pay more attention to them and one of the best infusions is nettle. It can be helpful for energy, strengthening the adrenals, helpful for menstrual cycles, or as an antihistamine. And with spring coming on that last one might be the best of all.
I like drinking a nettle infusion when my sinuses are all stuffed up as it helps me be able to breathe (I’m a bit of a wuss when my nose is plugged).
Best of all infusions are easy to make.
Mason Quart Jar (Affiliate)
1 cup of dried stinging nettle
4 cups of boiling water
a long metal spoon
Put the spoon and stinging nettle into the mason jar and pour the boiling water over it. Stir, remove spoon, and put on a lid. Let it sit for 4 hours or overnight. Drink it within 24 hours.
If you’re wondering about the spoon it will keep the mason jar from breaking.
You can easily double or half this recipe – the ratio is 1/4 of nettle to one cup of water.
If you’d like to order some nettle I would recommend buying from Mountain Rose Herbs (Affiliate).