Powerhouse! (Formerly called “The Fabulous Four”) Nourishing daily brew.
What is infusion? Why are the bags of herbs so big? How do I prepare it? Infusion is a ‘brew’ made from dried herbs and boiling water, like tea, only much stronger. To prepare infusion, place 1 cup of dried herbs in a glass quart- sized jar, pour boiling water over herbs, cover and let stand 4-10 hours. Strain, reheat or chill as you wish, and drink! The recommended daily amount is about 1 quart, though there is no toxic upper-limit. The result of this brewing method is a product much more like food than a beverage- containing loads of minerals, vitamins, and other nutritional and medicinal qualities, which your body can easily assimilate without further work from your digestive system.
About This Infusion
Brew up this rejuvenating beverage (recommended amount is one quart daily) for better over-all health and vitality. Here is a brief overview of each herb in the blend.
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) is an adaptogenic herb that rejuvenates the adrenal glands. It is considered a premier kidney herb as well. Consistent use results in steadier, more balanced energy and moods. It helps to lessen the harmful effects of stress, aids in overcoming chronic fatigue, anemia, debilitated states, and helps rebuild stamina during convalescence. Nettle replenishes healthy gut flora, eases allergies of all kinds, skin problems, chronic UTI’s and yeast infections. It’s one of the most vitamin and mineral-rich herbs available, loaded with calcium, iron, vit. K and many other nutrients. It is a self-limiting diuretic herb, is used to relieve bloating/edema, can ease arthritic aches and pains, and assists with flushing uric acid from the blood/reducing painful inflammation of joints associated with gout. It is a galactagogue herb, which means it promotes breast milk production.
Red Clover Blossoms (Trifolium pratense) are an herb that aids in the processing of metabolic wastes from the body. It builds the blood, enhances lymphatic function, and balances the thyroid. A menopausal ally, Red Clover eases hot flashes. It increases fertility, repairs damaged DNA, eases anxiety, and contains coumarin, a naturally occurring blood thinning constituent that can help prevent strokes (ask your care provider about using Red Clover if you take a pharmaceutical blood thinner). It is a premier anti-cancer herb, with four known anti-tumor compounds with the ability to turn off oncogenes, prevent and even reverse cancers/pre-cancers. Abundant in every trace mineral needed for optimal functioning of the endocrine system, it promotes hormonal fitness. Also a galactagogue herb.
Comfrey Leaf (Symphytum uplandica) is also known as Knitbone, this is the primary herb to turn to in healing any kind of trauma or injury, especially bone, torn ligaments, soft tissue, as well as ulcers of any kind. Being demulcent, it soothes the mucous membrane surfaces in the body, lungs and skin, and moisturizes the body from the inside, out. It is very healing digestive tract inflammation/ and “leaky gut.”Regular use keeps bones strong, strengthens short-term memory, enhances digestion, and provides loads of nutrition. Note: Leaves are safe for internal use, reserve roots for external use only.
Oatstraw (Avena sativa) is the grass of the plant we get oats from, and like the grain, is a heart- healthy, cardio-vascular tonic herb. It is also great nervous system support, relieving stress in the moment, as well as working cumulatively to alleviate long term patterns of anxiety, depression, and frazzled nerves. Regular use helps to promote restorative sleep (it does not cause drowsiness).During menopause it can help lessen hot-flashes (both the intensity and frequency), keep tissues elastic, and counter vaginal dryness. It increases libido and virility, and improves memory, balance and coordination. Oatstraw is also a galactagogue. It builds/maintains strong bones, helps restore muscle mass, and is an important herb for convalescents.Download a printable handout about Powerhouse
All of the herbs used in Village Herbals’ products are certified organic and/or ethically wild-crafted. Carefully extracted and blended in small batches with careful quality control, your remedies come to you filled with love and thoughtfulness.