Friday

My Daily Infusion

I feed my body with daily herbal infusions. This ritual is an important part of my day. It begins in the evening when I bring my kettle to a boil, take a handful of dried herbs (oat straw or nettle) and place them in a mason jar. I then pour the steaming water over plant matter. Throughout the night as I sleep my concoction of hot water seeps into my dry herbs, extracting all of the good stuff the plant has to offer. In the morning I strain the liquid from the leaves and drink the liquid full of minerals and vitamins.

My body benefits from this daily ritual in so many ways. For example an infusion of Nettle is like taking a multivitamin. It’s high in chromium, iron, zinc, potassium, vitamins and so much more. Oatstraw is soothing and nourishing and helps build a strong nervous and endocrine system. It’s good for the heart, liver and helps ease inflammation in the body.

My daily intake of herbal infusions connect me to my body as I feel good about nourishing my cells with what they need. It gives me energy to live a full life with the people that I love.

2 comments:

Monika said...

This is a practice I would love to incorporate Annie. The question being how does one find out which herbs are personally most suitable? Any recommendations on a good resource for that kind of research?

Annie Boudreau said...

Susun Weed The Wise Woman Herbal is a good book. Nettle would be a good one to try first and see how you fair off with it. Also I order my herbs in bulk from Frontier herbs.
Let me know if you have any more questions :)