Use as an expectorant and stimulating tonic, recommended for coughs, bronchitis, asthma, chronic lung ailments, even tuberculosis, and wet mucus-type bronchial infections. Combine with Echinacea to combat deep seated bronchial infection.
Decoctions are preferred for harder herbs like roots, barks, and seeds, it takes longer to release the healing properties. It’s best, but not necessary, to mash or grind the thick herb before use.
To make a decoction, you just need the following steps:
Decoctions are going to be much stronger than infusions, so a typical serving size would be 1/4 cup to 1 cup, depending on what you’re using.