This is a good method for extracting substances from thick leaves, roots or bark.
- Boil 1 handful of plant material together with 1 ltr of water for about 20 minutes.
- Try to use a clay pot or stainless steel saucepan. Do NOT use aluminium saucepans as they can react adversely with the medicine.
- Prepare a fresh decoction every day.
- If you need to sweeten the decoction, use honey instead of sugar because honey has more medicinal value than sugar.