Another word for infusion is tea. Infusions are used for drinking herbs as medicine, not as a thirst-quencher. To make an infusion, use the softer parts of the herb that grows above the ground (stems, leaves, flowers) that have been properly dried. Usually one would use 1 to 3 teaspoons of the herb to 1 cup of water. You can't store infusions for very long, so it's best to use it right away.
These remedies are much gentler on the system and equally as effective as the harsh synthetics you will find in most prepackaged first aid kits. Please remember that first aid is a stop gap measure! Get medical attention for any serious injuries immediately!
How To Make Herbal Remedies
To get the maximum benefit from herbal remedies, the herbs must be properly prepared. Most herbal remedies are easy to make using equipment that is already found in your kitchen. Use enamel, stainless steel, glass, pottery, or cast-iron utensils. Never use aluminum.