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Susun Weed, herbalist and author of women's health books, invites you to rediscover the Wise Woman Tradition and learn how to make Nourishing Herbal Infusions.

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An infusion is a large amount of herb brewed for a long time. Typically, one ounce by weight (about a cup by volume) of dried herb is placed in a quart jar which is then filled to the top with boiling water, tightly lidded and allowed to steep for 4-10 hours. After straining, a cup or more is consumed, and the remainder chilled to slow spoilage. Drinking 2-4 cups a day is usual. Since the minerals and other phytochemicals in nourishing herbs are made more accessible by drying, dried herbs are considered best for infusions.

Nourishing herbal infusions are the second key to vibrant elder years and an easier menopause. They provide protein, minerals, phytoestrogens, and special fats needed by menopausal women. Many common menopausal problems can be connected to a lack of one or more of these nutrients.

I drink herbal brews, nourishing herbal infusions to be exact, instead of juice or water. Some herbs are powerhouses of nourishment, energy, and health-promoting factors. By choosing those herbs as my drink, I increase the amount of protein, vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients in my diet without consuming extra calories, and at a cost of only pennies a day. I'd rather drink nourishing herbal infusions than any other beverages. I drink infusions in the morning, throughout the day, and in the evening, too.
I make my infusions at night before I go to bed and they are ready in the morning. I put my herb in my jar and my water in the pot, and the pot on the fire, then brush my teeth (or sweep the floor) until the kettle whistles. I pour the boiling water up to the rim of the jar, screw on a tight lid, turn off the stove and the light, and go to bed.

In the morning, I strain the plant material out, squeezing it well, and drink the liquid. I prefer it iced, unless the morning is frosty. I drink the quart of infusion within 36 hours or until it spoils. Then I use it to water my house plants, or pour it over my hair after washing as a final rinse which can be left on.
My favorite herbs for infusion are nettle, oatstraw, red clover, and comfrey leaf, but only one at a time. The tannins in red clover and comfrey make me pucker my lips, so I add a little mint, or bergamot, when I infuse them, just enough to flavor the brew slightly. A little salt in your infusion may make it taste better than honey will.
I have been drinking at least five quarts of nourshing herbal infusion weekly for over twenty-five years. I have thousands of students who have been doing the same for over a decade. Yes, I believe long-term use is the goal. Think of the infusions as food.. Would you ask if it was alright to eat really nourishing food for a long period of time?

I have seen regular use of nourishing herbal infusions benefit newborns, pregnant and lactating women, menopausal women, diabetic men and women, both scintillating and demented oldsters, those with osteoporosis, infertility, exhaustion, allergies, environmental illness, Krone's disease, colitis, cancer, and immune system problems.
Drinking nourishing herbal infusions regularly has helped thousands of people reduce and eliminate their need to take medications including those for blood pressure, mood disorders, pain, insomnia, and GERD (acid reflux).

Best of all, when you drink nourishing herbal infusions, you don't need to take any supplements. Vitamin Retailer Magazine reports that the average American spends $100 a month on supplements; health conscious folk spend 3-12 times that much. If you buy dried infusion herb wholesale, you will spend less than $1 to make a quart of infusion using a full ounce by weight of dried herb. That's $1 a day for optimum nourishment, nourishment that needs no digestion, nourishment that is absorbed directly into the blood and into the cells, nourishment that is loaded with chi, nourishment that nourishes the Earth, too, not the corporations and factories that make pills and supplements. My only question: What will you do with the money you'll save?!

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Includes information on stinging nettle, oatstraw, comfrey leaf, red clover, linden, and aromatic mints.
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