September 26, 2008, Newsletter Issue #180: Herbal Infusions

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If you know how to make tea, you can make an herbal infusion. All you need to do is to pour boiling water over your chosen fresh or dried herbs and leave to steep.

For herbal tea, i.e. a standard infusion, you use one teaspoon of dried herbs or two teaspoons of fresh herbs for every cup of boiling water. Leave to stand for 5-10 minutes before straining. Drink or use as it is, or add lemon or honey to taste.

For a strong infusion, such as you want to use in your bath, to add to household cleaner or as a hair rinse, add two teaspoons of dried herb or four teaspoons of fresh herb to every cup of boiling water. Leave to infuse for a minimum of 10 minutes or until the infusion is cool enough to use.

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