How Do You Take Herbs for Better Health?

Getting ready to infuse some mixed herbs.

We are steeped in a society of quick fixes. Take a pill for pain relief or visit a drive thru window for fast food when you are hungry. Herbs do not fit in this mind set.

God provided herbs for food and medicine. The best way to take your herbs is NOT like a quick fix pill. The best way to get your herbs is in your everyday kitchen.

You would be amazed at how many extra vitamins, minerals and other good stuff you would be getting to fill in the cracks of your starving body. Yes, it is starving for these things because our food no longer has what it use to have. Our ground is becoming depleted therefore our bodies are becoming depleted and need these things to fight off viruses, cancer and more.

Some herbs I forage from the wild, some I order from reputable companies.

My favorite and most relaxing way to get my daily herbs is in tea. But not in store bought tea bags. The whole leaves are much better than the left over dust provided in tea bags. Three to four cups of tea a day or more is a great and relaxing way to get your vitamins and minerals.

Make a quart of real tea (infusion) by putting 3 or 4 tablespoons of leaves in the jar with warm water and cover for about 4 hours or overnight. With leafy material you can use cold or warm water.  Using cold water makes for a better tasting tea. After it has steeped, strain it into a larger jar and use as you see fit.

Materials like licorice or marshmallow root needs to be boiled for about 20 minutes and then strained.

It starts out clear but as it sits, color and nutrients will color the water lightly.

I try to have a quart of this tea handy for use every day. I add it to smoothies or other drinks, I mix it with tea from tea bags, I use it in food preparation instead of water or just drink it as it is.

Next time I will talk about other ways to get herbs. In the meantime… enjoy an honest and real cup of tea. (check out an herb shop and ask for suggestions).

 

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