Friday, April 17, 2009

How to Prepare a Decoction?

When boiling the decoction the vessel must not be covered. It must always be over a low fire. The liquid must be strained and never kept in the same vessel, with the boiled herbs. The strained liquid could be sweetened with bee's honey. It is always best to use bee's honey because by itself it is a medicine.

Adding bee's honey to the medicine must be done when the liquid is slightly warm. It is not advisable to drink the decoction before meals as it would dilute the gastric juice and interfere with digestion, unless it is specially advised by the physician.

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