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     Many common plants are full of vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and other nutrients. When you prepare them the right way, they’re transformed into nutrient-rich tonics, which boost health and well being. This is a method from Susan Weed. I feel it's very concise easy to follow.

Plant Part

  • Roots/barks

  • Leaves

  • Flowers

  • Seeds/berries


  • 1 oz/30 g.

  • 1 oz/30 g.

  • 1 oz/30 g.

  • 1 oz/30 g.


  • pint/500 ml

  • quart/liter

  • quart/liter

  • pint/500 ml

Length of Infusion

  • 8 hours minimum

  • 4 hours minimum

  • 2 hours minimum

  • 30 min. minimum

Here is an infusion method:

  1. Place one ounce of dried herb (about a cup) in a quart jar.

  2. Fill the jar to the top with boiling water

  3. Put the lid on tightly and steep for four to 10 hours. (I usually let it steep overnight.)

  4. Strain and pour a cup, and store the rest in the refrigerator.

  5. Drink two to four cups a day.

  6. Drink the entire infusion within 36 hours or until it spoils. (You’ll be able to tell by the smell.)

     If you don’t love the taste of the infusion but want to reap the benefits, try adding a tablespoon of dried mint to the herb before you infuse it.

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