Take a container than can hold boiling water. I use either a big half gallon mason jar, or a french press. The french press is great because it’s got a filter already built in…Fill it about an eighth of the way to a quarter of the way with dried herbs.
Fill the container with boiling water and sit for desired length of time. The longer you leave it, the stronger it gets. Which is great for medicinal properties but often bad for taste. Unless it’s nettles, oatstraw or a root, I leave it for about 15 minutes usually.
To achieve the more “medicinal” effect steep 15-30 minutes.
Will keep refrigerated for 24 hours
Rose petals: Cooling and drying. For summer heat issues. For tension in chest and nervous irritability. Add honey and cream and it’s quite lovely.
Chamomile: Quite bitter in large quantities. Calming, relaxing, good for digestion.
Red clover blossoms: According to Susun Weed, these are great for fertility. When taken over long periods of time they’ve been said to have an effect on tumours. Gentle and nourishing lymph mover. Quite delicious too.
Rosemary: good for concentration, and that gross stagnant moody PMS feeling. Aids digestion. Don’t steep for too long, trust me on that one.
Sage: For oncoming colds, sore throats. For un-groundedness, feeling spacey. Helps concentration. For concentration, combine with rosemary and basil.