Infusing in boiling water is not enough to extract the constituents from roots or bark. Haircuts for girls with short wavy hair This much toughen harden inflexible plant material needs to be broken up into far smaller pieces by chopping or crushing with a sharp knife.
Next, place every tiny scrap of this rough-cut material into a stainless steel, glass or enamelled pan, but absolutely not aluminium. Fill up with cold waten and gradually bring to the boil. Finally cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. The resulting liquid is what is called a decoction. Strain it and flavoun if necessary, and drink while it is still warm.
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I Harvest root and bark in the colder months.Trim the aerial parts of the plant away from the root.
2 Wash the roots thoroughly in cold waten ensuring they are perfectly clean, then chop into small pieces.
3 Fill a pan with cold water and add 1 tsp of the chopped herb per cup. Boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
4 Strain and cool before drinking. Decoctions can be kept for 24 hours in the fridge. Drink reheated or cold.