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HERBAL MEDICINE

I'm just going to come out and say it:

 I                                 love                           plants

Not only are they aesthetically pleasing and fragrant, but they are also filled with individualized healing properties. In fact, several pharmaceutical medications are derived from plants and, for centuries, cultures around the world have used plants as medicine.

 

Herbal medicine is a craft. If indicated for your case, 1-10 herbs may be thoughtfully combined as an infusion, decoction, tincture, or capsule. 

in·fu·sion

/inˈfyo͞oZHən/

noun

  1. a tea prepared by soaking the leaves of a plant in boiled water for a short period of time

de·coc·tion

/dəˈkäkSH(ə)n/

noun

  1. a tea prepared by soaking the roots and bark in boiling water for a long period of time.  Roots or bark are tougher than leaves and flowers, therefore they require a longer extraction time to release the medicinal properties. 

tinc·​ture 

\ ˈtiŋ(k)-chər

noun

  1. an alcoholic extraction of herbs. Typically more potent than an infusion or decoction 

cap·sule

/ˈkapsəl,ˈkapˌs(y)o͞ol/

noun

  1. a small pill containing powdered herbs