Using Water for Herbal Extracts

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Make Herbal Remedies

We can use different liquids as a solvent to extract the nutrients from a plant so we can get these beneficial properties into our body. Water, alcohol, glycerine, fruit juice, wine, apple cider vinegar. Here we look at the logics of water extracts.

The most basic water herbal extract is tea! Also called Tisane, medicinal tea, herbal tea, herbal infusion, decoction, poultice.  The decoction and poultice are teas that have much more herbs in them.

Here’s how to make a hot herbal infusion:

  • 1 oz herbs (2 tablespoons) fresh or dried cut
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • steep for 10 – 15 minutes
  • sweeten with honey or maple syrup to taste
  • keep refrigerated
  • drink 1 cup 3 or more times a day
  • Use within 2 days

Sometimes the herbs are roots or bark or woody twigs. The beneficial properties in these harder, denser parts of the plant are better extracted by…

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