There’s nothing like having a cup of herbal tea for the purpose of good health or mere pleasure. For many people, herbal teas is a favorite way to enjoy the nutritious benefits of herbs.
On the other hand, herbal infusions are also a great way to consume herbs. So what’s the difference between a herbal tea and a herbal infusion?
Herbal teas are mostly used with single herbs or mixture of herbs to simply enjoy a cup of tea or consumed for good health. Herbal infusions are very much like teas, only that it is steeped a little longer and uses a larger amount of herb. The purpose of a herbal infusion is feeding your body with a high dose of vitamins and minerals. A cup of nettle tea has 5-10 mg. of calcium, while a cup of nettle infusion can contain up to 500 mg. of calcium! Clearly, herbal infusions provide many more times the amount of nutrition than tea!
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Herbs have been used for centuries to treat a variety of illnesses, and herbal infusions are a great way to enjoy the benefits of various medicinal plants and herbs. Herbal infusions are made from mixtures of dried leaves, stems, grasses, barks, fruits and flowers that give them their taste and provide the benefits of herbal teas.
Unlike black teas, herbal infusions are caffeine free and offer many health benefits, depending on the various ingredients used. The infusions are brewed in the same way as tea; however, they taste better without milk though adding honey or Ayurvedic gur shakkar can enhance the taste. Our herbal infusions are made from wild harvested and organically grown herbs.
|Himalayan Nettle Herbal Infusion||Nettle||high iron content, helps in anemia|
|Himalayan Echinacea Herbal Infusion||Echinacea||strengthens immune system|
|Tulsi Rhododendron Herbal Infusion||Tulsi||powerful antioxidant|
|rhododendron||strengthens the heart|
|Himalayan Lemongrass Herbal Infusion||Lemongrass||refreshing, digestive|
|Himalayan Tulsi Herbal Infusion||Tulsi||strengthens immune system|
|Himalayan Chamomile Herbal Infusion||Chamomile||calming and soothing|
|Himalayan Peppermint Herbal Infusion||Mint||cleanses the digestive system|
|Himalayan Mix Herbal Infusion||Tulsi||strengthens immune system|
|Nettle||high iron content, helps in anemia|
|Rhododendron||good for heart|
|Rosehip||refreshing, source of vitamin C|
|Himalayan Spice Herbal Infusion||Cinnamon||anti-oxidant, lowers cholesterol|
|Oregano||anti-oxidant, anti-viral, respiratory|
|Tulsi||strengthens immune system|
|Mint||stimulates the digestive system|
Women working on chamomile flowers
Bring water to boil, turn off heat, add herbal mix, use 1 teaspoon or tea bag per cup and let steep for 5 minutes or longer. Cover the pot or cup with a lid to preserve the essential oils of the infusion. Strain and serve plain, or with SOS Organics gur shakkar. Tastes very refreshing served with lemon and or ginger. A great summer drink when served chilled.