Infusion (tea)

An infusion is the most popular way to cook a tea of remedial herbs.

For a hot infusion you pour boiling water on the herbs.

Infusions are good for normal herbs, the green parts of herbs and mixtures of different herbs.


  • 1 teaspoon up to 1 table-spoon of herbs
  • 1 cup of boiling water

How to do it

  1. Heat water until it boiles.
  2. Put herbs in a cup or in a pot.
  3. Pour the boiling water over the herbs.
  4. Cover the cup, escecially when preparing an infusion with herbs, that are conatining lots of essential oils.
  5. Wait for 5 to 15 minutes.
  6. Pour the infusion through a sieve.
  7. When preparing a tea against colds, you could add honey to the tea, when it should be against stomach problems it should stay bitter without honey or sugar.
  8. Drink the tea in small sips.


Examples for herbs that are good for hot infusions.
  • Aniseed
  • Birch
  • Centaury
  • Chamomille
  • Dandelion
  • Yarrow

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