A decotion is an herbal preparation that is made by boiling the herbs in water, and then straining out the solid parts. It is typically used to extract the medicinal properties of roots, bark and hard seeds that require longer steeping than an herbal infusion. Decoctions are also well-suited for children and patients who have weakened constitutions.

In this video, Amanda Kreiss, founder of Inner Ecology, demonstrates how to prepare an herbal decoction.

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