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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 decoction made from ginger roots (15) is used mainly to relieve stomach ailments in the traditional practices.
Danggui Buxue Tang--a Chinese herbal decoction activates the phosphorylations of extracellular signal-regulated kinase and estrogen receptor alpha in cultured MCF-7 cells.
Traditionally, it was the dried herbs which were utilized for decoctions because they were stored in medicinal halls as powders rather than in their fresh form which had a comparatively lower shelf-life.
Conclusions: Due to the poor methodological quality of most of the included trials, it is not possible to reach a definitive conclusion whether both Chinese herbal medicine granules and decoctions have the same degree of effectiveness and safety in clinical practice, but this preliminary evidence supports the continued use of granules in clinical practice and research.
Infusions and decoctions were prepared according to folk recipes with ratios of half a litre of water to a handful of fresh plant material (or dried equivalent).
The decoction is then divided into 2 glasses and mixed with 2 teaspoonfuls of sugar or mishri (crystalline sugar).
The preparation methods included decoction of fresh or dried leaves in water, poultice or juice.
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.
It was only done by reducing the quantity of bread, bacon and beer, and taking in their place gruel, potatoes, suet and rice puddings, with decoctions of washed-out tea leaves.