How to make a simple rosemary herbal infusion for improving memory, boosting circulation, and calming digestive distress.
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Two weeks after beginning the Introductory Herbal Course from the Herbal Academy I’ve finally passed my first quiz! It’s not that it’s taken very long to learn the material but because I haven’t had much time to study. That’s probably one of the biggest perks of online learning: you can learn at your own pace. You can also log in from whatever device suits you. Use your lunch break to study from your computer, your smartphone on your daily commute, or a tablet while relaxing at home.
Unit 1 of the course is made up of seven chapters that introduce you to the history of using herbs as medicine and for nutrition. It also covers the basics of how the active constituents of herbs can be extracted in infusions, decoctions, syrups, and tinctures.
Make Rosemary Herbal Infusion
One important thing that I’ve learned is that herbal teas and herbal infusions are different. They can be made using the same ingredients but the amount of herb, how long it’s steeped in water, and the dosage make it different. The more of the herb used, or the longer you brew it for, the more medicinally potent it will be.
I’m very much looking forward to continuing the course but wanted to share a little taster with you in the meantime. This is a simple rosemary herbal infusion that you can use to improve memory, calm digestive issues, and support circulation. It can even give you a fresh burst of energy.
Rosemary Herbal Infusion
1 quart boiling water
1/4 cup dried rosemary (or 1/2 cup fresh)
- Chop the rosemary into small pieces – you want to expose as much of the herb to water as possible.
- Place the herb into a mason/Kilner jar or a teapot and cover it with one quart of boiling water. Leave to steep for at least 10-15 minutes.
- Strain the herb out of the liquid and compost it. Drink the tea within a day. For acute issues (such as gas), drink 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup every thirty minutes throughout the day.