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Decoction

 

(also called apozem), a medicine in liquid form. A decoction is made by pouring cold water over pulverized medicinal plants, steeping the mixture over a water bath, and then straining.

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A strategy for rapid analysis of xenobiotic metabolome of Sini decoction in vivo using ultra-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry combined with pattern recognition approach.
A leaf decoction was used "to allay inward pain", and was given the name 'Maori painkiller'.
These herbs are commonly used as tisanes and decoctions throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Additives were occasionally added to decoctions or juices obtained from macerated plant parts to make it more palatable or add to the therapeutic efficiency.
Roots, leaves, juice and fruit decoctions have been used in Africa and Southeast Asiatic countries for a variety of medical purposes.
Readers should note that all the above doses are for one day when these medicinals are administered in water-based decoctions.
The bark for decoctions should be stripped from pruned branches, not from the trunk of a live tree.
The content of anthraquinones was equal in infusions and decoctions, but hypericine dissolves in water very slowly and more of it was found in decoctions than in infusions.
Tea made from the pericarp of the fruit is said to cure skin rashes, and decoctions of the roots, bark and flowers are traditionally used to cure sore throats.
Precise methods of preparing remedies - usually as infusions, decoctions, poultices, tinctures and salves - are given along with the specific amounts to be administered and course of treatment.
Infusions, compresses and decoctions should be used within a day of making, while tinctures and pills can be stored for up to two years, and infused oils, creams and ointments for several months.