Tuesday, August 18, 2009


every night i make an infusion of either nettles (Urtica dioica) or oatstraw (Avena sativa). infusions draw out the minerals and vitamins from the herbs. since they are a whole source, our bodies assimilate them easier. much better than taking a vitamin/mineral supplement in pill form. i just put fresh/dried herbs into a glass jar and pour hot water over them. they should sit at least four hours - roots and bark eight - i let mine sit overnight. nettles is rich in calcium, potassium, protein, b carotene, chlorophyll, trace minerals, iron, vitamins a, c, d and k.

in the picture is a nettles infusion... and fresh lemon verbena (Aloysia Triphylla) infusion.

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