1 1/2 cups of Water
2 tsp of Dried herbs or
4 tsp of Finely chopped fresh herbs
To make a decoction we gently boil the ingredients to extract the active ingredients. The harder parts of the plants such as roots, bark and seeds are usually treated in this way. The resultant decoction can then be used in the same way as the herbal infusion.
Put the water in a pot with the herbs and bring it to the boil, cover tightly and simmer gently for 30 Min's. Strain and filter if necessary.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.