How do I make herbal teas?
Infusions are light and fluffy and consist of the stems, leaves and flowers of a plant. I usually make one cup at a time, but you could make more and store it in the refrigerator. If I’m making iced tea, I’ll make a large batch at a time. But don’t store longer than 3 days as it might grow mold.
Examples of infusions: chamomile (relaxing and relieves gas), peppermint (for GI upset), catnip (relaxing)
Decoctions are heavy and dense and are made of roots, barks, seeds and berries of a plant. When I decoct tea, I usually make enough for 2-3 days at once. Use 1 teaspoon per cup of water.
Examples of decoctions include: echinacea root (for immune support), dandelion (for liver support), eleuthero root (for adrenal support).