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  • Dr. Gayle Colthurst, PT

NOURISH YOUR BODY WITH AN HERBAL INFUSION


WHAT ARE HERBAL INFUSIONS? An herbal infusion is one of the simplest and least expensive healthful additions you can make to your daily routine. You will feel the difference. An herbal infusion is a drink that’s full of minerals and vitamins. It works to support your body and gives your organs extra nourishment! Our bodies need minerals. The minerals in herbal infusions are in whole, complex forms which are easily absorbed and used by our bodies. MY FAVORITE HERBAL INFUSION 1 cup organic red raspberry leaf 1 cup organic stinging nettle leaf 1 cup organic oatstraw 1/2 cup organic alfalfa Combine herbs together in a glass jar. When you are ready to make your infusion place 5 tablespoons of herb mixture in a mason jar and fill the rest of the way with clean water. Cover and place outside in the sun to steep for 5-6 hours. If it is not sunny out boil your water on the stove and then place the herbs in it to steep overnight. Then strain herb material away from the water. Herbal infusions can be drank warm or cold.

Store in a mason jar in the fridge for a few days. Drink & enjoy!

 

THE NOURISHING BENEFITS OF THESE HERBS

Red raspberry leaf is rich in vitamins A, B complex, C and E, as well as calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium. It’s also high in the mineral manganese, which encourages healthy bonding. This is a great herb to support and nourish a woman’s reproductive system.


Stinging nettle leaf is known for its high iron content, which helps it raise oxygen levels in the blood. This herb also contains every vitamin (except B12) and mineral necessary for human growth and development, including vitamin A, C, D and K, phosphorous, calcium, sulfur and potassium. And, it contains more chlorophyll than any other herb. Nettle helps to strengthen the adrenals, relieving anxiety and building focused energy.


Oatstraw is incredibly nourishing to support the nervous system. It’s high in the minerals magnesium and silica, both needed for the utilization of calcium. Silica is used in the proper growth and development of hair, skin and nails. It works great for stabilizing your mood.


Alfalfa helps the body assimilate protein, calcium and other nutrients, and it aids in digestion. It contains various trace minerals, various vitamins and minerals, and eight essential enzymes.


Any health advice that I give is my opinion based on my general professional and personal experience, but not your specific case. As such, you should always seek the advice of your own health professionals before acting on something that I have published or suggested. By reading this handout, you agree that Dr. Gayle Colthurst and Restore YOU, LLC. and its representatives are not responsible for your health. Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods or supplements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are therefore not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. By reading this, the reader takes full responsibility for its use in accordance with federal, state and/or local laws which may govern its contents and understand that the Authors makes no warranties express or implied of success.


This Information has been taken and modified from Dr. Tonya Holcomb's FEM Program

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