A Cold Infusion is a way to prepare herbs when the effect you want is nourishment & gentle support over time.
Some herbs release their nutrients & actions best when soaked in tepid water for 8-12 hours.
This is particularly true for those which help the body replenish minerals.
Here I have a mineral support mix Osteomint that I often serve to clients at the clinic.
Place 2 tablespoons of dried herb into a glass jar.
Great herbs for cold infusions:
Nettle (deficiencies, bone & urinary support)
Raspberry (uterine tonic)
Wild Yam (women’s reproductive tonic)
Sage (which I recommend for wet-type hot flashes)
Others medicinals you might use: Echinacea, Ginseng, Red Clover, Mullein, Marshmallow/Hollyhock
Pour filtered water over the herbs, and leave to soak 8-12 hours.
Typically I do this at the end of the evening and leave overnight so it’s ready in the morning for drinking all day.
The exact recipe is 1 part herb (by weight) to 32 parts herb (by volume). But it’s not important to be really exact with this type of herbal preparation.
Strain & warm before drinking. Drink regularly over months for effect.