How to Make an Herbal Decoction
In this process, roots, barks or chips are soaked, then boiled to extract their resinous properties. The decoction differs from the infusion in that heat is applied and continued over a period of time (boiling or simmering), because roots and barks generally need longer heating to extract their active principles.
Stainless steel, enamel or glass sauce pan.
Stainless steel or nylon strainer.
Covered glass jar for storage (a Mason canning jar with a lid works very well).