Tag: herbal tea

How to Make Herbal Tinctures

Making a tincture is one of the most useful and versatile extracting methods. The standard method which has been used for many centuries involves using an alcohol base, usually vodka as this has very little taste, to extract the herb’s nutrients and healing properties....

‘Tis the season to be herbal

Tis the season of showing our love and gratitude with giving gifts to those we care about most. In these commercial times it is often easy to lose sight of the message we are trying to send with our choice of present. There is still time now to...

Infusion vs Decoction

Do you know the difference between Infusions & Decoctions? If you are planning to use herbs to make your own teas and brews from home then you will likely encounter the process of both infusions and decoctions. Infusions and decoctions are time honoured methods for delivering herbs orally through teas....

Liver DetoxTea

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon each dandelion root, milk thistle seeds, roasted chicory seeds (if available) ½ teaspoon each sarsaparilla root, liquorice root, ginger rhizome 1 litre water Combine all ingredients in a saucepan (not aluminium). Simmer for 3 minutes, remove from heat and steep for 15 minutes. Strain and drink...

NEW Australian Herb Community – Coming Soon

Do you suspect something is missing from modern society? Do you wish you could give your child a free and natural childhood and reconnect with the traditional women’s wisdom that was once passed down through the generations? Do you want to take control of the health of those you...

Herb Awareness Weekend – May 16 & 17

Hello Herb Lovers, It’s that time of the year again when the Queensland Herb Society puts on their annual Herb Awareness Weekend.  Held, as usual at the Mount Cootha Botanic Gardens it looks like it will be an interesting and educational weekend. Guest Speakers Saturday 16th May 9.30 am...

Herbs – Before, During and After Pregnancy

Hello Herb Lovers, As everyone already knows I am due to give birth in just a few short weeks.  This means that pregnancy and baby related subjects have been rather on the forefront of my mind for some time. A comment posted by a reader yesterday in response to...