Before today, I had no idea how lovely it was to sip on a thyme beverage!
Here's my basic recipe for twiggy herb decoctions as well as the information for the particular herb: thyme. Copy and pasted from my word doc. natural medicine journal.
Decoctions Basic Recipe (twigs) 1 teaspoon dried herbs or 1 Tablespoon fresh herbs to every 1 cup of cold water
Create 3 cups for a day’s dose
1. Place herbs and cold water into saucepan
2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes
3. Strain into a container with lid, cover, and let cool slightly
Drink one cup three times a day. May be drunk hot or cold.
I eyeballed the herb amount and went with 1 and 1/2 cups of water.
Thyme Thymus Vulgaris
Infusion and Decoction
Chest infections, stomach chills, or irritable bowel syndrome.
I really need to be better about flipping my photos around :)
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Thyme decoction. When I make a decoction, I end up with about half the water I started with so the herb is much stronger than with an infusion. I was going to save this to add to lemonade but it was quite tasty so I will probably keep making this until I run out of fresh thyme.