Archive for the 'Herbal Preparations' Category

Herbal Decoctions

Author: Carla Fiscina
November 30, 2010

Herbal DecoctionThere are many ways of extracting therapeutic properties of medicinal plants and herbs. Some of the involve steeping, boiling or simmering, and as a result we receive such herbal preparations as herbal teas, herbal infusions or herbal decoctions. Decoctions can be prepared from a variety of herbal materials, fresh or dried, and allow you to receive very potent herbal remedies for a number of diseases. Herbal decoctions can be consumed warm or cold and can be used as a part of various types of treatments, both external and internal. Read the rest of this entry »

Solar And Lunar Infusions

Author: Carla Fiscina
November 17, 2010

Lunar infusionsIncreasing therapeutic powers and potency of herbal infusions was a subject of interest and investigation of many herbalists and naturopaths. Preparing herbal infusions is as easy as just putting fresh or dried herbs in water, but how to benefit from all possible powers and potential effects of this simple herbal product? How to charge them with extra energy and extra power? Is it possible to add special magic of the earth or other celestial objects to strengthen healing powers of infusions? Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Infusions

Author: Carla Fiscina
November 6, 2010

Herbal preparationsHerbal infusions (along with herbal teas) are, probably, the easiest type of herbal preparations though they still should be considered a state of art. They are water-based type of preparations which can be used for extracting all benefits and curative powers of medicinal herbs. Usually, herbal infusions are received as a result of steeping dried or fresh plants or their parts (stems, leaves, roots, blossoms and so on) in boiled water. At that, steeping process for preparing the best herbal infusions can take from 15-20 minutes up to several hours. Read the rest of this entry »

October 30, 2010

kitchen labMany herbalists and herbal medicine enthusiasts agree that home kitchen environment is the best for experimenting, formulating and making herbal remedies. Where else but in your home kitchen you can get properly focused and inspired for the best use of your knowledge and competence in herbal medicine? Undoubtedly, kitchen lab is the best and the finest place where we can create the most effective herbal preparations and herbal remedies. Read the rest of this entry »

October 21, 2010

store fresh herbsIf you want to preserve all therapeutic values and healing powers of your medicinal herbs and plants which you intent to use for making herbal preparations, it is necessary to learn more about the most effective ways of storing herbs. Proper storing is not less important than harvesting herbs in the most effective way or drying herbs. Read the rest of this entry »

October 14, 2010

dry herbsAmong the other methods of preserving herbs (like blending, freezing and so on), drying is considered to be the most effective, the least expensive and the easiest way to preserve almost all types of medicinal herbs and plants. That’s because drying allows keeping overwhelming majority of therapeutic properties and curative powers of the plants and herbs we intend to use for our homemade herbal remedies or herbal preparations. Read the rest of this entry »