One aspect of this blog will be on how to make simple herbal remedies at home. Making your own remedies is a great way to maintain or build your health – it allows you to learn more, and build a greater connection with these healing herbs. The easiest to prepare, and the one I will be covering the most, are herbal teas.
When making herbal teas, there are two types of preparations. These are infusions and decoctions. An infusion uses the flowers and leaves of an herb (also herbs that contain volatile oils), while a decoction uses the bark, roots, and seeds of an herb. When making a tea that contains these two different elements, you just prepare them separately, and then combine the infused and decocted teas. [Read more…]