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How To Make an Herbal Infusion

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Sometimes it is beneficial to make a strong herbal infusion, instead of a capsule or herbal pill. Here is a simple way to prepare an herbal infusion at home. Herbal infusions are a wonderful way to enjoy early spring herbs as well.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 10 minutes to prepare, plus steeping time

Here's How:

  1. Place herbs in a glass container.
  2. Pour boiled water over the herbs to cover.
  3. Cover glass container with a tight fitting lid or a saucer to keep steam and volatile oils from escaping.
  4. When the water has cooled to room temperature or steeped the recommended period of time, strain the spent herb.
  5. The resulting liquid is called an infusion.

Tips:

  1. Keep glass covered at all times to contain the steam.
  2. An infusion can be refrigerated for up to 48 hours.
  3. If a stronger beverage is desired, that is called a decoction.

What You Need

  • 1 T Dried herb of your choice
  • 1 Cup boiling hot water
  • Glass jar with tight lid or saucer to cover
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