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.