|Wild Bee Balm, freshly harvested|
|Wild Bee Balm, ready to infuse|
Since I am using only the leaves and flowers of Wild Bee Balm to make my infusion, I have stripped the stems of all infusible parts and washed them of any debris or creepy crawlies :) Since I am only using the soft parts of the plant, I will do a quick 10-15 minute steep in boiling water. Just heat your filtered water to boiling (less is better, so you can always dilute the finished infusion to your taste). Then, take the infusion pot off heat and add your herb. Cover with a lid and let it sit, steeping, for 10-15 minutes. (If I were using a "harder" part of the plant, like the root or bark, I would make a decoction by simmering the plant material for the allotted time- anywhere from 10-30 minutes, depending on the herb).
|Wild Bee Balm|
|A cuppa homemade herbal infusion|
Enjoy your homemade concoction and know that your body thanks you!