I’m paying homage to my first herb teacher, Jane Bothwell, with my recipe post today.
This was probably one of the first herbal blends I ever made, and definitely the first I drank that wasn’t Celestial Seasonings Chamomile, Peppermint, or Sleepy Time.
I remember Jane speaking of each plant with love and reverence. Although I hadn’t really been exposed to herbalism, everything she said made sense. The way she spoke about herbs resonated deep within me and I knew at that very first class that herbalism would be a part of my life.
Thank you Jane for sparking my passion for herbal medicine!
Simple & Nourishing Herbal Tisane
1 handful of Nettles
1 handful of Milky Oats or Oatstraw
1 handful of Spearmint
1 handful of Red Raspberry leaves
If you have access to these herbs fresh- perfect! If not, dried is wonderful too!
Steep herbs in 1 quart of boiled water and steep for 15-20 minutes (or sit for a couple of hours in the sun)
Strain herbs (or not- herbalists like to strain through their teeth, lol!)
Sip and be nourished.