How to make a decoction?
What is a decoction?
A decoction or cooking is a method of extracting the active principles of a medicinal plant consisting on boiling it in water on low heat for 3 to 30 minutes.
In a decoction it is generally employed the hardest parts of a plant - roots, stems, bark or seeds.
The plant parts parts must let stand a minimum of 10 minutes.
How is a decoction done?
To perform this process, put about 6 teaspoons of dried herb or 12 teaspoons of fresh herb in 3 /4 liter of water
Put the water to a boil and keep it until the liquid is reduced by one third, that's to say, about half a liter, which normally occurs between 20 minutes and half an hour.
How many decoctions should be taken daily?
You can usually take 2 to 3 cups daily.
How to preserve decoctions?
Store them in the refrigerator or in a cool place for up to 24 hours as maximum.
SOME USED DECOCTIONS
Among the most used decoctions, we can point out the following:
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.