A decoction is useful when you want to make a tea out of hard parts of herbs, like root, bark or wood.


  • 1 teaspoon up to 1 table-spoon of herbs (root, bark, wood)
  • A bit more than 1 cup of water

How to do it

  1. Put the water and the herbs into a pot.
  2. cover the
  3. Heat the water until it boils.
  4. Let it boil for 5 up to 30 minutes (time differs depending on the herb)
  5. Take the pot from the hearth.
  6. Let the tea wait for some minutes.
  7. Pour the tea through a sieve.
  8. When preparing a tea against colds, you could add honey to the tea, when it should be against stomach problems it should stay bitter without honey or sugar.
  9. Drink the tea in small sips.

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