An infusion is an easy way to use delicate parts of plants like leaves and flowers as health and wellness tea.
HOW TO MAKE A HERBAL INFUSION
When making an infusion, use a teapot or cover the cup with a lid to prevent the volatile oils in the herbs from escaping.
To make an infusion, put the herb in a tea strainer and add freshly boiled water to the cup. Cover it with a lid and let it steep for 5-10 minutes before removing the strainer. You can add honey to sweeten it, if desired. For a pot infusion, warm the pot and add the herb, then pour in freshly boiled water and let it steep for 10 minutes before straining some into a cup.
The standard quantity for an infusion is 1 teaspoon of dried herb or 2 teaspoons of fresh herb per cup of water.
The standard dosage is 3 - 4 doses (2 cups/500 ml) each day. You can store the infusion in a covered jug in the refrigerator or a cool place for up to 24 hours.