How to Make an Infusion
An infusion is made by pouring boiling water over an amount of the herb, to extract the properties. It is suitable for leaves and flowers, whose parts are easily extracted.
1. Place the herb in a tea pot with a close-fitting lid. Pour in boiling water. Leave to infuse for up to 10 minutes.
2. Strain through a sieve or strainer into a cup. Store the remainder in a jug, preferably in the fridge. Standard quantities 25g (1 oz) dried herb or 50 g (2 oz) fresh herb to 500 ml ( 16 fl oz/2 cups) boiling water.
Standard Doses One teacup (approximately 150 ml ( 5 fl oz 2/3 cup)) 3 times a day.
Infusions and decoctions should be stored in tightly-stoppered vessels ideally, and will last for about 3 days in the fridge.
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