HERBAL INFUSIONS

Infusions are a easily made, if you have ever made a cup of tea, you have made an infusion. In an infusion the softer more delicate parts of a plant are used ( flowers & leaves )

Cut or crush the herb into small pieces before making the infusion.

MAKING AN INFUSION

Step 1: Pour 250ml of boiling water aver 15gm of dried herb or 45gm of fresh herb.

Step 2: Place a lid on the teapot or a plate over the cup or jug to ensure minimal loss of volatile substances such as essential oils.

Step 3: Allow the herb to steep for 10 to 15 minutes

Step 4: Strain the herb material out of the infusion and filter if necessary.

The infusion may be used on the skin either warm or cool depending on its purpose.



By Nellie Lee Luhrmann




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