One of my favorite things to recommend to folks looking for some extra energy is a Nettle Leaf Infusion. Nettles build energy, support the kidneys and adrenals, and are rich in bone building nutrients like calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc. They have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties and are often used to soothe pain or allergies. An excellent source of vitamins A, D, E, and K, this delicious drink keeps my immune system strong during cold and flu season and is a healthy alternative to my morning coffee.
To make the infusion, put a cup of dried nettle leaves (you can get them here) into a quart ball jar, fill with boiling water, cover tightly and let infuse for 4-10 hours. Strain and drink in a day or two.
For more information on nourishing herbal infusions, visit the wise and wonderful Susun Weed.