Jeanine Pollak shares how to make an herbal tea decoction. When using a plant’s roots, bark and/or berries, a medicinal decoction will extract the plants’ beneficial properties.
This herbal tea decoction is a simple way to extract beneficial plant properties.
If you’re making a tea from leaves or flowers, you’ll want to make an infusion (a tea steeped in boiling water, then strained). But if you’re using a plant’s roots, bark and/or berries, you’ll need to prepare a decoction in order to extract the plants’ beneficial properties.
Source: Pollak, Jeanine. Healing Tonics. Pownal, Vermont: Storey, 2000.
Read more about the health benefits of herbs: How Herbs Improve Your Health.