healing infused waters

12 Homemade Healing Infused Waters

The next time you have a free minute or two, fill a pitcher with water, add just a few healing ingredients, and store the pitcher in your fridge. These 12 homemade healing infused waters will keep you effortlessly healthy.
Homemade Infused Waters

We all know that it’s important to drink enough water on a daily basis. But what we know and what we do are often two different things. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we just can’t get in enough water.

I really push all of my clients to drink a huge glass — I use a quart-size mason jar — of lemon water every morning. This is a great way to start your day for many reasons. And, most people have no problem doing this. One of the reasons that this is doable is because before I insist you do this, I educate you on why this is so good for you.

You guys are smart. If you can see the obvious benefits of something, you’re all in. I love this about you.

Another reason this huge glass of morning lemon water becomes a successful part of your routine, is that it actually tastes good.

The 12 homemade healing infused waters listed below can easily become a part of your routine. I mean, there are 12 of them to choose from. You can make  one or two different pitchers per week, and you won’t get tired of drinking plain old “blah” water.

So, no more excuses. No saying “but I don’t like water” or “water is so boring” or “I don’t have time” because making these waters is easy enough for everyone to do. And they taste good.

And, no more sugary sports drinks, sodas, sweetened juices, and whatever else you have been drinking and telling yourself is not too bad for you…

If you eat and drink the right foods and herbs for your unique body and circumstances, you can keep yourself healthy. All you need is the correct information. And I’m here to give it to you. So, read on and learn  how to boost your immune system, raise your energy level, and heal yourself  with the foods and herbs in these infused waters.  And, if you want to learn more about healing whatever your specific concerns are, I’d love to customize an infused water specifically for your unique needs, so sign up for a free phone consultation and we can chat about it.

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No Matter Your Age, You Need To Drink Real Water!

Everyone needs to drink pure, real, water.  I mean water that doesn’t contain sugar or chemicals or additives. And, if you can supercharge it to get more health benefits and good taste, why wouldn’t you do that?

What’s good for you, is good for your children. So, when reading the list below of these 12 homemade healing infused waters, be sure to pick some for you, some for your significant other, some for your children, and some for your friends. You won’t believe how impressed people will be when they open your refrigerator door and a beautiful pitcher of colorful infused water is staring them in the face.

My personal favorites are the ones infused with no sweet ingredients at all. But that’s just me. The younger contingent who comes to my house for free food… well, they tend to like the bright colored sweeter waters with lots of fruit and berries. There are no bad choices here.

I urge you to read through the list below, look at the ingredients and their healing properties (I’ve described the benefits of each of the ingredients for each water below…), and choose a few that have ingredients that your body needs now. And choose the ones that are pleasing to your eye.

Then, when you’ve jumped on the supercharged healing infused water bandwagon, you have an excuse to buy some really pretty glass pitchers. Haha… I went way too far with this end of things…

Here Are 12 Homemade Healing Infused Waters

healing infused waters

If you make any of these 12 homemade healing infused waters recipes, please be sure to let me know in the comments below. I love hearing how you like a recipe, and I love to answer your questions! If you make it, be sure to take a photo and tag me and post it on Instagram.

1. Goji Berries And Tangerine  Peels

Goji berries are a Chinese herb called Gou Qi Zi. They are great for your blood. In order to stay healthy, your body needs to keep producing good quality blood; goji berries help with this. They are also good if your lower back and legs sometimes feel weak, and they are good for your eyes.

Dried tangerine peels are also a Chinese herb (Chen Pi). You can make these yourself. Each time you eat a tangerine, a clementine, or an orange, place the peels on a tray on a sunny windowsill or outside in the sun, and let them dry. When they are completely dried, you can store them in a bowl or a jar. These dried peels are great for phlegm, for coughs, and for digestion.

Fill a pitcher with filtered water. Put in a big handful of goji berries and 3 dried orange peels. Store in fridge.

2. Lemon And Sea Salt

I started putting a pinch of sea salt in my water long ago. Himalayan sea salt is a natural electrolyte. It’s great for hydration, for your skin, for sleep, and for digestion.

Lemon water has been my go-to every morning for many, many years. It jump-starts your body and gives you energy, mental clarity, and improved digestion. Lemon peels contain calcium, potassium and vitamin C. Lemons are good for your stomach, they help detoxify your body, they balance your pH and they act as an antibacterial. If you have a sore throat or a cough, go for lemons to make things better. Lemons are great for quenching your thirst, and, in China, many years ago, hypertension was treated by drinking tea made from lemon peels.

Fill a pitcher with filtered water. Slice up 2 lemons. Add them to the water. Put a big pinch of sea salt into the pitcher. Stir and store in the fridge.

3. Cucumber And Mint

To me, this is spa water; it reminds me of a great, relaxing spa and I love it.  Cucumbers are awesome, both for taste and health reasons. In Chinese medicine, they are known to have exceptional healing capabilities. They cool the body, expel toxins, purify the blood, strengthen the heart, moistens the large intestines and the lungs, and they kill tapeworms. They are good to eat if you have swelling in your hands or feet, or if you have a bladder infection.

Mint is a Chinese herb called Bo He. It’s one of the best things to fight a cold, sore throat, or fever and it’s good for some abdominal pains too.

Fill a pitcher with filtered water. Slice up 1 large or 2 small cucumbers and add them to the water. Cut the bottom inch or so off of a fresh bunch of mint. Discard the bottom and add the rest to the water. Store in the fridge.

4. Watermelon And Basil

Watermelon is actually considered a Chinese herb (Xi Gua).  It’s great if you are overheated on a hot day; it cools you off from the inside-out and it quenches thirst. The rind of the watermelon is also a Chinese herb (Xi Gua Pi). This is even more powerful at relieving summer heat and generating fluids in the body. So, the next time you are cutting up a beautiful fresh melon, don’t cut off all of the white/light green rind and eat a little bit of it along with the sweet red flesh — it will do your body good!

Basil has anti-viral and anti-bacterial capabilities. It also is good for settling your stomach, and it’s good at lessening the symptoms of the common cold and its accompanying cough. Basil is a spiritual herb — the scent actually calms you; you can boil some in a pot and let the aroma fill the air, you can just leave some around the house, you can toss a bunch in your bath water (I love to do this).

Fill a pitcher with filtered water. Add about 2 cups of cubed watermelon and about 10 large basil leaves. Store in the fridge.

5. Blackberry And Lime

All berries are good for you and contain antioxidants. As a general rule, the darker the color, the more antioxidants, making blackberries even better than other berries at fighting cancer and other illnesses. Blackberries also can help relieve intestinal inflammation and diarrhea, and they are good for your skin. And, even more importantly, they taste great…

Limes help to regenerate fluids, so they are great to combat any dehydration symptoms that sometimes can accompany alcohol consumption. They also contain a lot of vitamin C and they can actually help energize you.

Fill a pitcher with filtered water. Slice up 2 or 3 limes and add the slices to the water. Add about 1 cup of blackberries. Store in the fridge.

6. Grapefruit And Strawberry

Grapefruit helps detoxify the body — which is exactly what you need to do to get the excess alcohol out of your system. It is high in vitamin C and lycopene. Vitamin C will help keep away a cold and lycopene is one of the things that helps keep your body from producing tumors. Eating grapefruit really does cool your body off, so if you are feeling overheated, grab this fruit. It’s also good for the digestion, can lower cholesterol, and helps boost your immune system.

Strawberries help get rid of excess alcohol in your body and they are good for your heart and they even help reduce plaque in your mouth. They will make you feel better if you have an annoying dry cough or if you feel bloated from eating too much. So, if you’ve overindulged, strawberries are great for you.

Fill a pitcher with filtered water. Slice up one grapefruit and then cut the slices in half. Add them to the water. Wash and cut 1 cup of strawberries in half, vertically, through the green leafy end — no need to cut them off; even the tops have nutritional value. Store in the fridge.

7. Parsley

Yes, parsley water is a thing. And, in my opinion, it’s a really good thing. I love it…

Parsley has been shown to reduce tumors in the lungs and to neutralize the effects of carcinogens, including cigarette smoke. It is high in vitamins A and C, and is good for your heart. This herb is also a natural breath freshener. So, if you have a chance to use more than a few sprigs as a garnish, go for it.

Fill a pitcher with filtered water. Wash one bunch of parsley and add it to the water. Store in the fridge.

8. Cherry And Lime

Cherries are one of the best foods to combat many types of arthritis and joint pain. Also, because cherries help improve circulation, they can be helpful for post-stroke patients. In Chinese medicine, we also believe that cherries help to maintain the body’s “essence” or life-force. I always keep a bottle of organic black cherry juice in the fridge and I often drink a few ounces before bedtime or put a little in my smoothies. I also keep bags of frozen cherries in the freezer. And when fresh cherries are in season, you can always find a big bowl in my kitchen.

Limes help to regenerate fluids, so they are great to combat any dehydration symptoms that sometimes can accompany alcohol consumption. They also contain a lot of vitamin C and they can actually help energize you.

Fill a pitcher with filtered water. Add about 1 cup of fresh cherries, cut in half and pitted. Cut up 2 limes and add them to the water. Store in the fridge.

9. Pineapple And Basil

Pineapple is great for your digestion and it can help stop diarrhea. It’s especially good in the summer because it fights against heatstroke. And, if you haven’t tried drinking pure pineapple juice when you have a cough… you’ve really been missing out because pineapple juice is the best cough suppressant around!

Basil has anti-viral and anti-bacterial capabilities. It also is good for settling your stomach, and it’s good at lessening the symptoms of the common cold and its accompanying cough. Basil is a spiritual herb — the scent actually calms you; you can boil some in a pot and let the aroma fill the air, you can just leave some around the house, you can toss a bunch in your bath water (I love to do this).

10. Lavender And Fig

Lavender is good for your digestion and it calms your mind. Oh, and it smells so good too… Make sure you use a culinary-grade lavender for these waters.

Figs have the highest amount of calcium of any fruit and are a good source of fiber. They are good for anemia, constipation, indigestion, and fever, and they are also good at fighting fatigue and boosting memory retention. Basically, figs are brain food, a digestive aid, and an energy-booster!

Fill a pitcher with filtered water. Add about 1-Tbs of  (culinary-grade) lavender flowers. If using fresh figs, cut about 6 of them in half and add them to the water. If using dried figs, cut them into smaller pieces and add them to the water. Store in the fridge. This one, you may want to strain before you drink, especially if you don’t like chewing on stray lavender flowers.

11. Blueberry And Orange

Blueberries and oranges go together so well — the colors and the flavors are perfect companions.

Blueberries are filled with antioxidants and have been shown to help fight cancer, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes. In some circles, they are known as “longevity berries.”

Oranges will help boost your levels of vitamins A, B and C. In Chinese medicine oranges have been used for many years to help coughs, colds and anorexia. Lately, oranges have been widely touted for their ability to help heal colon cancer. I peel my oranges and lay the rinds in the sun to dry, and save them for tea or for cooking because the orange rinds are a Chinese herb. I dry out the peels of oranges, tangerines, clementines… whatever I have. Dried tangerine peel, or “chen pi” as it’s known in Chinese medicine, is one of the greatest and most easily accessible herbs around. It’s especially good for digestive issues like abdominal discomfort, distention, fullness, bloating, belching, and nausea. It’s also great if you have a cough with a heavy or stuffy chest.

Fill a pitcher with filtered water. Add 1 to 2 cups of fresh blueberries. Slice up 2 oranges (leave the peels on) and add the slices to the water. Store in the fridge.

12. Pear And Ginger

Pears and ginger are one of the best combinations for removing phlegm from the body.

Recent research has shown that pears are good at protecting against lung cancer. Pears are also good for reducing inflammation and decreasing phlegm in the body. Make sure you core the pears and discard the seeds before you add the fruit to your water.

Ginger is  a Chinese herb. In it’s raw form it’s called Sheng Jiang.

This herb is especially good during cold weather months and also during seasonal changes. So, when winter is trying to turn into spring, and we (those of us on the east coast) get some of those cold, raw, damp days, ginger will make you feel better and will help boost your immune system. And, when summer is turning into fall, or fall is turning into winter,  those are great times to add ginger into your diet, to prevent those winter colds that seem to pop up often. Old folklore shows that ginger was rubbed on scalps to stop baldness. And, in some circles, a ginger paste is still rubbed on arthritic joints to stop pain (don’t try this at home unless you are diagnosed with a cold-condition by an acupuncturist or herbalist).

Fill a pitcher with filtered water. Cut up one pear, discard the core and the seeds, and add the flesh to the water. Slice up a finger of ginger (you can leave the peel on) and add about 8 to 10 slices to the water. Store in the fridge.

I’m Here To Help You

If you eat and drink the right foods and herbs for your unique body and circumstances, you can keep yourself healthy. All you need is the correct information. And I’m here to give it to you. So, read on and learn  how to boost your immune system, raise your energy level, and heal yourself  with the foods and herbs in these infused waters.  And, if you want to learn more about healing whatever your specific concerns are, I’d love to customize an infused water specifically for your unique needs, so sign up for a free phone consultation and we can chat about it.

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