Nourishing Herbal Infusions

Nourishing herbal infusions are the foundation of preventative medicine in the Wise Woman Tradition. They are safe to drink daily and high in nutrients like protein, vitamins, and minerals. They also help us to absorb nourishment in other foods we consume and support our body’s natural mechanisms for vitality and optimal health. Creating a daily practice and relationship with these wild plant allies help us embody the wisdom, healing, and energy of the Earth. Over time, these plants become part of our blood and their spirits awaken a deep remembering inside us, teaching us that we are nature and the earth healing herself. If you want to connect to the rhythm and vibration of the earth get to know these wild and abundant plant allies!

Nourishing Herbs

  • Stinging Nettle Leaf

  • Red Clover Blossoms

  • Linden Flower

  • Oatstraw

  • Comfrey Leaf

Preparation

  • Weigh out 1 oz of the dried plant material and add to a quart sized mason jar.

  • Add hot water, cover, and let it infuse for 4 hours or overnight to allow the minerals to be drawn out.

  • In the morning strain and enjoy! Rotate through these during the week, drinking 1 quart a day of one specific herb.

Stinging Nettle Leaf 

  • “Mother Nature’s Milk”

  • Teaches us to receive nourishment and set boundaries with others

  • Strengthens the kidneys, regenerates tissue and supports the immune system

  • Helps to restore the body after a period of stress

  • Strengthens hair, skin and nails

  • Wonderful during and after moon time to replenish blood

  • Endocrine tonic- helps with PMS, hormones, pregnancy

  • Contraindication: blood clotting disorders (nettles is high in vitamin K which helps blood to clot when needed)

  • Element: Earth

Linden Blossoms

  • Grandmother spirit -sweet, loving, wise, helps us feel held and safe

  • Teaches us to arrive, soften, open the heart, calm the spirit and surrender

  • Anti-inflammatory, lubricating, eases joint pain, muscle spasms and tension

  • Coats the heart and helps those who hold tension here, who lose their breath easily, have high blood pressure or have heart disease in their family history

  • Tree medicine- grounding, centering and expansive

  • Element: Water

Red Clover Blossoms

  • Spirit of Venus and fertility

  • Teaches us to let go and release excess energy into the earth so we can access our sacred center- a place of silence, trust and stillness

  • Supports the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and adrenals

  • Contains isoflavones which act like phytoestrogens in the body

  • Ally for menopause- reduces hot flashes, risk of osteoporosis and prevents estrogen dependent cancers

  • Anti-tumor, anti-viral, anti-fungal

  • Respiratory aid, expels phlegm and helps the body release grief

  • Contraindication: blood thinners

  • Element: Earth and Water

Oatstraw

  • A sunny, playful, child-like spirit

  • Teaches us to feel safe and protected

  • Restores nerves (great for people with anxiety and/or depression)

  • Helps people who feel burnt out or stressed - energizing while also calming

  • Coats our mucus membranes and strengthens the respiratory system

  • Decreases cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar

  • Element: Air

Comfrey Leaf

  • A loving and powerful spirit who's deeply connected to the magic of the cosmos

  • Teaches us to be flexible and feel confident 

  • Supports the body with wound healing- especially relating to the skin, lungs, bone, and joints

  • Opening to the heart and breath

  • Helps prevent or heal intestinal disorders like leaky gut

  • Aids skin and cell regeneration

  • Great aid against rashes, eczema, psoriasis, inflammation, dryness

  • Element: Water

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