How to include an HERBAL INFUSION PRACTICE in your Pathology Prevention plans. 

   From the classes of herbal extraction techniques, such as maceration and expression, digestion, percolation, infusion, and decoction, by far the most common is infusion. By following some simple guidelines, the Health Guardian can determine what extraction method is best suited to what situation. When in doubt, use an infusion. Typically, herbal extraction methods are used singly, but as an increasingly holistic outcome is desired, you will see the Health Guardian applying a combination of extraction methods as more herbs are being applied to a pathology prevention effort.

   An infusion is a water-based preparation made by steeping leaves, flowers and other nonwoody plant parts in either hot or cold water. Obviously, this method of preparation is appropriate only for herbs with water-soluble constituents.

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Hot-Infusions

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Cold-Infusions

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Fruit-Infusions

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Alcohol-Based Infusions

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Vegetable-Infusions