Winter Nourishing Herbal Infusion

Nourishing herbal infusion

My new favorite winter nourishing herbal infusion is a combination of equal parts violet leaf and linden flowers, with a hefty pinch of nettle seeds. Pour a quart of boiling water over, seal, and let sit for 4 hours or more. Strain and drink. Yumm!!!

This blend is addressing my winter constitutional dryness beautifully, moistening up those mucous membranes, easing digestion, helping to purify the blood, and nourishing my kidneys and adrenals, which tend to be weak. Plus I think it tastes really, really good. I’m loving it!

What are your favorite winter infusion and tea blends?




9 Responses to “Winter Nourishing Herbal Infusion”

  1. janet on 04 Feb 2009 at 8:29 am

    my favorite herbs for a calming moment are pineapple sage blossoms and leaves, rose petals, rose hips, lemon balm, and a little lemon grass. Makes a nice aroma.

  2. ICQB on 04 Feb 2009 at 10:20 am

    Best wishes for getting through your transitions peacefully.

  3. tammy on 04 Feb 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Janet that blend sounds divine! Thank you for sharing it. Thanks for the well wishes ICQB! It’s going to be great!!

  4. Sarah Head on 06 Feb 2009 at 9:18 am

    Hi Tammy, – nice recipe. I shall have to give it a try. I tasted my first couple of fresh violtet leaves a few weeks ago which was wonderful. Unfortunately everything is hidden by the snow at the moment. I’ve posted quite a few warming recipes on my latest blog if you want to take a look

  5. Mon on 09 Feb 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I have never worked with linden flowers, will look into those.

  6. Cindy on 24 Feb 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I recently made tinctures of skullcap and motherwort at the same time. I thought I would be able to tell them apart when they were done but got confused. One is green coming out of the jar and the other is brown. I’m thinking the green is skullcap and brown is motherwort. Can anyone help me with this? Thank you!

  7. tammy on 28 Feb 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Hi Cindy — This is why labeling is soooo important!!! I just looked at the skullcap I made last summer and it is a green color, and my motherwort is brown. But different varieties growing in different regions could possibly make different colors, and there is no way to know for sure, so please do not take this as a definitive answer. I personally would not use them since you cannot be sure what they are. You never want to ingest an herb unless you are absolutely sure what it is and what you are using it for. It is very sad to lose a batch like that, I know, but you could make more next year and be sure to label properly. Then you’ll be confident in using them and safer too. Good luck, Cindy!

  8. Sarah Head on 02 Mar 2009 at 8:48 am

    Hi Cindy

    It is likely your scullcup tincture is green and your motherwort is brown, but you will know which is which by the taste. The motherwort is very bitter! I wouldn’t chuck the products, since both are nervine tonics and can be helpful. If fact you could use them for blind testings on yourself and make notes about how they effect you, then compare these with products you make in following years. You could also borrow a taste of someone else’s tincture and see how they compare with yours and identify them that way.

  9. tammy on 03 Mar 2009 at 9:13 am

    Skullcap is very bitter too! But yes, they are very different in taste also. Good ideas, Sarah.

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