Making an Herbal Infusion with Nettle

An herbal infusion is basically herbal tea, but it is made from a larger amount of herb and brewed for a longer period of time. Therefore, an herbal infusion has a more concentrated amount of nutrients than herbal tea and a stronger taste.

Stinging nettle is a very good herb to use for infusions, and I have made and consumed it often.  In the video below, the herb I’m using is nettle.  Nettle is rich in vitamins and minerals, especially iron and chlorophyll.

You can read more about the benefits of stinging nettle here.

Other good herbs for infusions include red raspberry leaf, dandelion, peppermint, red clover, or any herb out of which you want to make a stronger drink.  The best herbs to try are the ones considered universally safe (such as the ones above).

However, if you have a serious medical condition and have a concern about utilizing a certain herb, please check with a healthcare professional before consuming.


To make an infusion, take one ounce of dried herb (about a cup) and put in a quart jar. Then fill the jar with boiling water and cover. Let the infusion steep for 4-10 hours or overnight just sitting on your counter.

After the steeping time is complete, strain with a tea strainer and drink. I like to reheat mine and add a little honey. It can also be drunk cold or room temperature, whichever you prefer. Refrigerate any unused infusion and use within 36 hours of brewing.

I like my infusion heated with a spoonful of raw local honey.

Note:  This video references my other website (, which focuses on helping couples improve their fertility.  However, nettle is not just for promoting fertility, and infusions are not just good for fertility issues.

This video is simply a good visual instruction for helping you to make your own infusions.  Hope it helps you!  Let me know what you think in the comment section below.