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How To Juice Dried Herbs

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Try making juice out of dried Herbs! Herbs not only add flavor and aroma to food but are also very good for health. If you are on a herbal diet, you would need to stock up on a whole lot of herbs which you can add to your juices and teas, that help to detoxify your body and provides various health benefits.


                                                  


Herbs whether fresh or dried can be used to make these herbal juices and drinks and give the same result. While fresh herbs can be used instantly, dried herbs which keep longer can also be re-hydrated and used in juices.


It is easy to use dried herbs in juices and juicing the herbs involves infusion, the same process with which you make tea, which is also a herb.  


This is how you can Juice Dried Herbs


Make a water infusion – Tea.


This is the most common method to juice dried herbs.


  • In a tea pot, pour 1 cup of boiling water to 1 ½ teaspoon of dried herb.

  • Allow the herb to steep for about 10 minutes

  • Use a strainer and pour the herb infused tea into your cup.

  • You could use this tea to add to your juices or chill it and use to make an iced tea.


Decoction –


Use this method for juicing root herbs.


  • Add 1 teaspoon on the dried herb to ¼ cup of water and simmer for ten minutes.

  • Strain, discard the herb and use the decoction to your fruit or vegetable juice.


Some Suggestions to make Dried Herb Drinks


  • Have your herb tea hot with lemon and honey, it a good fat burner and enhances metabolism and digestion.  

  • Chill the herb tea by adding to a jug filled with ice. Sweeten with sugar or sweetener and add a slice of fresh fruit. Refresh your self with this herbed ice tea during summer.

  • Make a juice cocktail. Mix your herb infusion with a vegetable or fruit juice to make interesting mocktails. They are healthy and tasty.

  • Flavor alcoholic drinks and cocktails with your dried herb infusion.


Try these herb juice combinations –


Rosemary with tomato                                                  


Oregano with tomato


Basil with spinach, tomato or lemon


Marjoram with apple or orange


Thyme with orange, peach, lemon


Mint with all berries and citrus fruits and vegetables


Coriander with lemon, tomato, carrot, pumkin


The list is endless!


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