Infusion and Decoction

 

 

 

 

 


Infusion

1 table spoon (2-3g) dried herb or 1-2 table spoon of fresh herb

in

1 cup of hot water

Place the herb in a strainer in the cup and pour the boiled hot water over the herb. Cover the cup with a lid for 5-10 min. before removing the herb strainer from the cup. A teaspoon of honey can be added if desired.
Suitible for flowers, leaves and berries. Can be used for tisan, herbal teas, baths, creams, syrups.

Example of nice mixtures: 50g Orange blossom, 5 cloves and cinnamon bark mix.  or; Mint and Lemon balm mix.


Decoction

20g dried herb or 40g of fresh herb

in

750ml of cold water (reduced to about 500ml after simmering).

Place the herb and the water in saucepan. Cover and bring to boil. Simmer for about 20-30 min. until the liquid s reduced by one third. Strain through a sieve and drink a cup or use externally. The remaining decoction can be stored in a cool place for a day or two.
Suitable for barks, roots, hard leaves and seeds. Can be used for tisane, herbal teas, baths, creams, syrups.

Example of nice mixtures: Liquorice and Anise seeds.

by Phytoart, Xilef Welner

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