A wonderful strong overnight method of herbal infusion is particularly suited to herbs rich in mineral content such as Nettle, Oatstraw, and Red Clover.
Not suitable for herbs high in essential oil content.
In the evening before bed:
Place 15-30g dried Nettle herb into a 1l glass preserving jar that is heatproof.
Carefully pour on 1 litre of boiling water, stir and top up with water to the brim.
Close the lid (making sure to take out the elastic or it will be very difficult to open in the morning)
In the morning:
Strain liquid through a fine sieve into a clean jug. Place nettles in compost, plants love this as a fertiliser!
Pour into a clean glass bottle or return to the rinsed preserving jar or other airtight containers.
Keeps in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Drink 1-2, 250ml cups daily either warming gently or cold or add to smoothies.
Wonderful spring cleanser and re-mineraliser if taken daily for 2-8 weeks.
Also makes a wonderful strengthening and shine inducing hair rinse last thing after washing for dark hair!