Daily Dose of Nature

Making Herbal Remedies

Preparing your own home made herbal infusions and decoction is not difficult. All you need to do is follow these simple step-by-step instructions.

Simple Steps to Make an Infusion

A restorative infusion can be made in five simple steps :

  • Choose a glass, enamel or porcelain teapot with a tight fitting lid. Warm the teapot with hot water and then empty.
  • Add 70g finely chopped fresh herbs or 25g dried herbs into the teapot.
  • Pour over 500ml of hot (not boiling) water and cover with the lid. Leave for 5-10 minutes for the herbs to properly infuse.
  • Strain some of the liquid through a tea strainer into a teacup, and the remaining fluid into a jug.
  • Sip slowly, adding a little honey to sweeten if desired.

This infusion is sufficient for three doses and can be stored in an airtight container, in a cool place, for up to 48 hours. A teapot, fresh or dried herbs and a little honey is all that is needed for an infusion.

Warming Infusion – This warming, cold busting decoction will keep respiratory infections at bay.

  • Break 2-3 long cinnamon sticks into pieces. Peel and slice 4cm ginger root. Simmer the spices in 500ml water for 15-20 minutes. Strain and add a tablespoon of honey.
  • Drink 2-3 cups a day during a cold to strengthen and warm the body. The honey has the added benefit of being antiviral.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Miriam says:

    Wonderful! Nature is so therapeutic 💚

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    1. GS says:

      Ah yes Miriam. Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.

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      1. Miriam says:

        Yes indeed, a full health regime of nature. Guess that’s why I feel so restored when I’m outside. Love it!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. GS says:

        😀 Glad you agree Miriam

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