HERBAL POTIONS AND LOTIONS
1) Take one ounce of a dried herb put it into a quart jar2) cover it with boiling water3) let it sit for at least four hours up to overnight. The next day you drain it and drink it throughout the day.
The method of choice for stems, roots,bark andseeds.1) 1 - 2 tsp herb per cup of cold water.2) Bring the mixture gently to a boil.3) Keeping covered, simmer for about 10 minutes. The usual dosage is 1 cup 3 times a day. If the herb is very bitter orstrong, use 4 tsp 3 times a day. Prepare no more than 24 hours inadvance.
:1) Pack a jar full with fresh plant material2) Cover to top with pasteurized organic apple cider vinegar.3) Put a piece of plastic between the top and the lid, cover and let sitfor 6 weeks before using.Vinegar extracts have high amounts of minerals and trace nutrientsfrom fresh herbs. For example one tablespoon of a vinegar that hasbeen made with a fresh wild plant is equal to 300 mg calcium (same asa glass of milk
A tincture is an alcoholic extraction of herb. Alcohol makes soluble theplant’s active constituents acts as a preservative, allowing the tinctureto retain its effectiveness for up to 2 years. Any part of the plant maybe used.1) Place 4 ounces of dried herb in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid2) Add 2 cups vodka, gin, whisky, brandy.3) Leave for two weeks, shaking daily.4) Strain through a cloth into a glass bottle/jar. Keep tightly closed.Standard dosage is 15 drops 3 times daily.
1) Use a sweet red wine with an alcohol content of at least 12%.2) Cover 4oz herb with 3 cups of wine.3) Leave for a week before straining, then drink a glass full daily.
As you pour tonic out, add more wine to top up or exposed herb will gomouldy.
Should last several months (wine goes on extracting the roots’active components) before the herbs
Dry, powdered herb can be placed inside empty capsules. This methodis preferred by some people who cannot tolerate bitter herbs.