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Herbalism for Beginners: Water-Based Preparations

Herbalism for Beginners: Water-Based Preparations

  There are tons of ways to extract all the good stuff from your plants. Common solvents include water, vinegar, alcohol, and glycerin. While alcohol-based tinctures are what most people think of when they think of folk medicine, water-based extractions (or herbal teas) are the easiest and most common way to make herbal preparations. Chances are, you’ve likely brewed yourself a cup of herbal tea without thinking of this simple preparation as plant medicine. Herbal teas are mild extractions that allow us to become familiar with the taste, smell, and effects of the plants we use. Incorporating herbal teas into...