Medicinal plant preparations
How to prepare medicinal plants
MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS WITH PLANTS - HOW TO PREPARE OUR MEDICINAL PLANTS
Why do we need to prepare our medicinal plants and curative herbs?
We must intake the active ingredients of the medicinal plants if we want them to cause the desired curative effects, that's to say we must "ingest" those components that have a healing power.
Medicinal plants that do not require any preparation
There are herbs that can be taken directly, consuming them as food , so they do not require any special preparation.
They are the so called "food medicines". They are foods with medicinal properties. Thus, for example, to absorb the lycopene content from tomatoes all we have to do is to prepare a a good tomato salad.
Medicinal plants that require to be prepared
Apart from these two cases, the majority of medicinal plants must undergo a process that must capable of extracting the medicinal active ingredients so they can be absorbed by our body.
The main preparations are:
DIFFERENT HERBAL PREPARATIONS
|HERBAL TEAS||ALCOHOLIC OR OILY PREPARATIONS|
|Decoction||Infusion in hot oil|
|Infusion||Cold oil infusion|
FOR LOCAL USE
|INTERESTING MEASURES TO CONSIDER|
|1 pinch||2 g||1 ml||20 drops|
|1 teaspoonful||5 g||5 ml||1 teaspoonful|
|1 spoonfool (1 tablespoon)||10 g||20 ml||1 spoonfool (1 tablespoon)|
|1 handful||35 g||150 ml||1 glass / 1 cup of tea|
|1 ounce||28,35 g||350 ml||1 milk cup (1 bowl)|
More information on medicinal plants in the listing above.
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