Use of herb powders
crushed leaves, flowers, stems
Place one tablespoon of dried herbs per 0,5 liter of water into a teapot. Cover with nearly boiling water (80°C is the best). Let soak for 10-15 minutes.
roots, woody parts (chaga), seeds, bark
Bring the herbs to a simmering boil. Keep the pot covered and simmer for 10–20 minutes. Take off heat and leave covered while your brew cools to drinking temperature.
COOKING AND SNACKS
crushed or powdered herbs
Sprinkle on top of any savory or sweet dish to boost the nutritional value of your food. Try on yogurt, porridge, muesli, rice, potato, and vegetables of meat dishes.
baths, skin care, extracts, oils, ointments
Use the infusion as a skin toner or hair rinse, in baths and foot baths. Crushed herbs can be an ingredient in an exfoliating mask. You can also make extracts, ointments, soaps, etc…
NOTE: Wild herbs often contain medicinal qualities, therefore, it’s recommended to drink 2-3-cups per day during two weeks and then consider changing the herb. When you use dried wild herbs, the recommended daily allowance is a few grams, that is, 1-2 teaspoonfuls of powdered herbs per day.
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