How To Make a Herbal Decoction

What you'll need

MEASURES: Use 25g (1oz) of dried herb to 750ml (1 ¼ pints) of water. After simmering this will be 500ml

DOSE: One cup of approx. 150 ml (5 fl oz), 3 times a day

A decoction is more suitable to extract properties from roots or woody parts of plants that wouldn’t infuse very well in just hot water.

Put your herb in a saucepan. Pour cold water over the herb, bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer. Keep simmering the mixture until about a third of the liquid has evaporated off.

Pour the mixture, through a sieve to remove the bits, into a jug or jar with a lid and then store in a fridge. The mixture will last for up to three days.

 

 

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