Category Archives: Herbal Remedy Recipes

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Infused Oil, Oil Lotions / Liniments

An oil lotion or a liniment is basically an infused oil used as a stimulating rub or healing lubricant. There are two varieties: cold infused (flower and soft herb); and hot infused (spices, hard herbs like rosemary and thyme and … Continue reading

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Ointments, Salves and Creams

To prepare an Ointment firstly make a pint or 500-600mll decoction or infusion (depending on nature of herb or healing constituent, bark needs more boiling time, flowers can be infused easily) of the remedy herb(s), strain the liquid for use. … Continue reading

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Teas, Tisanes and Infusions

Teas and Infusions are basically the same thing; boiling water is added to a small portion of dried herb or fresh leaf or flower of a healing plant and allowed to infuse for 10-30 minutes. Then strained, after which the … Continue reading

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Decoctions and Syrups

A decoction is a sort of liquid soup, strained from the boiled parts of a healing plant. Several parts of a plant can be used (twigs, roots, berries and leaves and flowers) and up to several plants in a decoction … Continue reading

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Tinctures

Tinctures are alcohol-based remedies for oral consumption. A Tincture is as much a dosage as it is a preparation; usually 10-20 drops of a Mother tincture diluted in a glass of spring/mineral water. To make a Mother tincture using an … Continue reading

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