Nettle Leaf Infusion


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. 

A Public Service Announcement from my friend, The Succulent

The only way to survive and THRIVE in harsh environments (i.e. Life) is to build up your inner reserves. Your engine will simply not run on empty. So go drink a glass of water. Take a cat nap (or nap with a cat). Walk around the block. Call a friend. Pump up a jam. Anything that resets and revitalizes you. I promise you'll feel better.