Decoctions: Herbal Remedies, Recipes, How To Make
* Ashwagandha * Angelica * Astragalus * Carob * Chaga * Dandelion * Eleuthero * Ginseng, Panax * Ginseng, American * Hawthorn * Reishi * Sarsaparilla * Sassafras * Uva Ursi * White Willow * Wild Ginger * Yucca
Unlike infusions, decoctions are boiled. Woody roots, non-aromatic seeds and barks are suited to this method. If you simply infuse roots and barks in hot water, as you do leaves and flowers, you will not extract the full medicinal properties of the herb.
Bitters & Syrups
Herbal Decoctions Remedies
- American Morning Liver Tonic
- Angelica root tea
- Ashwagandha root tea decoction
- Astragalus root tea
- Bearberry (Uva Ursi) bladder infection tea
- Black cohosh tea
- Bronchitis Soother
- Broom Circulation and vein tonic.
- Butchers Broom Tea
- Carob Kola coffee blend
- Carob Tea
- Chaga Mushroom Coffee
- Chicory - Dandelion root coffee
- Chicory Coffee New Orleans Style
- Cohosh Root and Berry Tonic
- Couch Grass Tea
- Cramp Bark Tea
- Dandelion and bilberry "coffee"
- Dandelion Tea
- Dong quai root hormone balance tea
- Elderberry Tea
- Elecampane root decoction
- Eleuthero Immune Builder
- Energy Tea with Reishi Mushroom
- Fo ti root tea
- Ginger root tea
- Hawthorn Berry tea and syrup
- Herbal Chicory Coffee Recipe Health Benefits
- Herbal Eye Wash
- Hibiscus and Garcinia Fat Burner
- Horsetail tea
- Jamaican dogwood tea
- Juniper Berry Diuretic Tea
- Licorice Root Cold Tea
- Marsh Mallow tea
- Medieval elder cough tea
- Panax Ginseng root tea
- Parsley root diuretic tea
- Reishi - Hawthorn Morning Tea
- Reishi - Licorice Adrenal Tonic for Fatigue
- Reishi and Ginseng Morning Energy
- Reishi Blend diet tea
- Rosehips and ginger tonic
- Rosemary -Ginseng cold tea
- Rosemary flower tonic
- Sarsaparilla root blood purifier tea
- Sassafras root bark tea
- Saw palmetto berry prostate tea
- Schisandra - Hawthorn Heart Tonic
- Spicy Sarsaparilla and roots tea
- Suma root morning tea
- Taheebo Cold and Infection Fighter Tea
- Tropical Morning Carob Tea Blend
- Vita-Root Tea
- White willow bark tea
- Wild Cherry and Viburnum Winter Night Blend
- Willow and spices
- Yohimbe bark tea
- Yucca root anti-inflammatory tea
Tools: You will need a non-reactive, heavy saucepan. I use a Corningware 1 quart pan with a see through glass lid. It is the perfect size for me, as I normally make decoctions 3 cups/750 ml at a time.
Ratio: Amounts can vary, depending upon your taste and the potency of the herbs, however 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb mixture to each cup of water is a good starting point. Roots and barks are more concentrated than the lighter leaves and flowers used in infusions, so less is needed.
- Heating: Start with cold water over a low heat and slowly bring herb mixture to a simmering boil. Keep the pot covered and simmer for ten to 20 minutes. Take off heat and leave covered while you brew cools to drinking temperature.
- Straining: I often let the mixture set all day or overnight without straining, the heavy roots and barks settle to the bottom, and you can pour off the top.
- Overnight Method: Use this method when the material you want to extract is a bitter, or mineral salt. The whole herb, roots or seeds, or the bark of a woody plant are soaked in cold water for several hours, then brought to a boil and simmered for 30 minutes.
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