Dried Herb Summary
Cape May, also known as confetti bush, has masses of white or pink flowers in Winter and Spring. These tiny flowers make a wonderful biodegradable confetti and her leaves are incredibly volatile making a wonderful local essential oil.
Traditionally, fishermen used Cape May to remove odour from their hands. She is also a useful insect repellent. Dab on on the body in a carrier oil to keep mosquitoes away or burn in an oil burner/diffuser as an insect repellent.
Enjoying her aroma, Cape May can also help reduce stress and anxiety and negative thoughts.
Creating a Herbal Infusion
Herbal teas are also known as infusions or tisanes. A herbal infusion is made by pouring boiling water over the herb material and allowing it to steep for a few minutes before straining. The amount of herb used depends on your taste preference and the purpose of the tea. A rough guide is 1-4 teaspoons per cup. Generally, use less if very bitter tasting and use more if intended as a fist-aid remedy. Herb material can often be reused 2-3 times before discarding it into the compost or garden. Freshly squeezed lemon juice and raw honey can be added to taste. Chill and add ice for a refreshing iced-tea. Explore different herbal combinations and create your own blends.
Our range of indigenous, organically-grown herbal teas are intended as part of an integrated approach to wellbeing. Information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition, nor replace prescribed medication. If on medication, pregnant, lactating, or undergoing surgery please consult your healthcare professional before using herbs.