How to Boost Your Health with Nourishing Herbal Infusions

How to Boost Your Health with Nourishing Herbal Infusions

Are you wondering how to boost your health and have a healthy lifestyle? Herbal tea can help you do just that in a fun and easy way. Even something so simple as drinking a few cups of green tea each day can be so good for you.

But there are other herbs that are also good for you. For example, stinging nettle and oatstraw can enhance your health when taken on a daily basis. All you need to do is create a stronger brew.

Some herbalists call these "herbal infusions" which are basically herbs steeped for a longer period of time. When the right herbs are chosen, they can really enhance your health and increase energy and stamina.

The herbs used are typically considered food, not medicine. Try them one at a time and observe how your body reacts. Note - don't use green tea or black tea for this as steeping it for a while will make them too bitter.

Things You'll Need:

Choose one of these dried herbs: stinging nettle leaves, oatstraw leaves and lemon balm leaves

Boiling water

Quart mason jar



Choose one of the herbs from the list above. Stinging nettle is typically used as a gentle aid to the adrenal glands. Oatstraw is considered a good one to take to help nourish the nervous system, the bones, and connective tissue. Lemon balm is a wonderful herb to pick if you have been under a lot of stress. Don't mix the herbs, just choose one so you can see how your body reacts.


Place 1 cup of the herb in a quart mason jar. Make sure the jar and the lid are clean. No need to sterilize because you won't be keeping it around for very long.


Pour boiling water over the herb. Fill to the top. Make sure you release all the air bubbles with a chopstick.


Cover the jar tightly and set on the counter. Let it steep for four to eight hours.


Strain the infusion out of the mason jar. At this point you can either pour it over ice or reheat it and sweeten it. You can store the herb in the refrigerator for 24 to 36 hours.


After drinking the herbal tea, observe how your body reacts. If you don't like the taste or it doesn't seem to agree with you, don't drink the rest of it and try a different herb.

Tips & Warnings

Make sure you use only the herbs that are listed. Some herbs are not suited to be used this way.