The secret of Natural Healing methods is to take advantage of the magical power of natural remedies. To do this correctly it is essential to understand the herbal preparation methods for each plant or herb.
Tea can be great, but to take advantage of the full potential of a medicinal plant, you need to know how the correct herbal extracts methods to use it, as each disease requires a type of treatment.
In this post, I will describe some examples of natural healing techniques to make home remedies.
The correct plant to be used with the correct method is explained in details by Dr. Nicole Apelian in the video below. It is worth to watch. Lots of information that you might not be aware of that can change your life.
Keep reading to learn the basics about the methods used when making herbal home remedies.
Home Remedies – Natural Healing Methods
Poultice / Cataplasm:
What is a Poultice: Poultice is also called Cataplasm. If you ever wonder what Poultice definition or Poultice meaning is, here is the answer.
For external use.
How to make a Poultice: To prepare them, the powder to which the plant has been reduced must be dissolved in a liquid. Its consistency must be soft and the liquid used can be, depending on the case, water (cold or hot), wine, milk, etc.
How to Apply a Poultice or Cataplasm: To apply a poultice, place the paste between two pieces of fabric, preferably linen.
Poultice or cataplasm might be used as a home remedy for skin abscess.
Maceration / Decoction:
Decoction definition: It is used with plants that do not lose their properties when subjected to intense heat.
For internal or external use.
How to make a decoction: It is prepared by boiling certain parts of a plant in any liquid. According to the saturation of the liquid used, the decoctions are classified as: mild or concentrated. It consists in removing the healing properties of a plant through its contact, always at room temperature, with the chosen vehicle. If this is water, it is recommended to use sweet water, obtained from rain or rivers, never tap water.
It is a slow process, and sometimes the plant can decompose before expelling its main substances. To prevent this from happening, wine, vinegar or alcohol can be used as a vehicle.
For internal use. Infusion is simple to prepare, suitable for plants that change when in contact with fire. Infusion meaning is a preparation that consists of pouring boiling water over the recommended parts of a plant and letting it rest in a covered container for 10 or 15 minutes. Then just strain or filter that the preparation is ready.
For internal and external use. Cold Maceration is an operation that consists of removing the healing properties of a plant through its contact, always at room temperature, with the chosen vehicle. If this is water, remember to use the sweet, obtained from rain or rivers and springs, never the tap or well. It is a slow process, and sometimes the plant can decompose before expelling its main substances. To prevent this from happening, wine, vinegar or alcohol can be used as a vehicle.
Internal and external use.
The best method of juice preparation to obtain the best of the plant or fruit juice is to squeeze an aqueous vegetable (which contains a lot of water) and then filter the liquid, to make it lighter.
When the plant does not have enough water, you can add a little – about 1/8 of its weight – while squeezing it (or kneading it). Viscous juices (those of cherries, Roma etc.) need to ferment for a minimum of 14 hours or a maximum of 48 hours. Citrus juice should be drunk immediately after preparation.
For internal and external use.
A tincture is prepared using dried plant parts. That should be left in pure alcohol, for a period of two to six days. After that time, the mixture is filtered and a press is used to extract the remaining liquid.
Tinctures should be administered in small doses.
For internal use.
These wines combine all the advantages of herbal teas (a generic name for solutions, infusions, etc.) and it is simple to prepare: just macerate the plants (after being thoroughly cleaned, chopped and soaked in alcohol) in wine for a few days.
Filter and store in a cool place.
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