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Infused Honey

We love making syrups to add to our carbonated water (thank you Soda Stream!) but you can’t beat an infused honey to spread on toast, add to tea or use as a flavored sweetener for carbonated water. What are a few that we think are delicious? rose petal infused honey lavender infused honey elderberry infused …

Apple Pie Immunity Bites

As the temperature drops, oftentimes, our immune defenses go down with it. Check out our video on YouTube to learn some fun ways to incorporate immune-supporting herbs into your daily routine. We’ll also whip up some tasty, apple pie-flavored protein/energy balls are fortified with: adaptogens anti-inflammatories immune-system modulators These will help keep your immune system …

Herbal Decoctions

What is an herbal decoction? An herbal decoction is similar to an herbal infusion in that it utilizes water, but it differs in what type of material is being extracted. Infusions are for softer plant material like leaves and flowers; decoctions are for tougher plant parts such as roots seeds berries bark I like to …

Herbal Infusion Part 2

Let’s talk about cold infusions. Last week, we talked about hot water infusions, but there are some constituents that extract better in cold water (think polysaccharides and volatile oils). As long as you follow a few simple rules, you’ll have no problem making a cold infusion. Place your herbs in a small bag. This can …

Herbal Infusions Part 1

What is an herbal infusion? “Herbal infusion” is a way to describe the use of water to extract the medicinal properties of an herb. The term “tea” is technically referring to an infusion made using the tea plant – Camellia sinensis, so when we say “herbal tea” it’s not technically correct. HOWEVER, I am not a …