How to Make Herbal Infusions and Decoctions

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herbal-infusionsDrink Your Herbs and Vitamins with Herbal Infusions and Decoctions

Did you know there isn’t much difference between an herbal infusion and decoction? One is made of aerial plant material (the infusion) and decoctions are made of root material. Otherwise they are the primarily the same. Both are made just like tea, with boiling water. The secret tip to incredible herbal infusions and decoctions, is to cover them while they steep. Medicinal properties can evaporate into the air while the water is cooling and the plant material is dispersing all of its healing qualities.

Infusion

Herbalists call them infusions, lay people call them tea. Whichever term you prefer is up to you. All herbalists will know what you are talking about. Tea is an actual plant and herbal infusions do not have tea leaves in them, unless they are added for flavor.

An infusion is simple the gathering of herbs…

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4 Responses to How to Make Herbal Infusions and Decoctions

  1. Coyote from Orion says:

    Waning moon. Aquarius to Pisces. Air to water. Banishing bad spirits. Drink tea to shed toxins.

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