The small twigs, tied in bundles, are boiled for some time in water with broken biscuit or roasted grain; the resulting decoction is then poured into a cask with molasses or maple sugar and a little yeast, and left to ferment.
The nuts are again boiled, and the inspissated juice of the second decoction yields a weaker catechu of a brown or reddish colour.
The well-known "Danzig-spruce" is prepared by adding a decoction of the buds or cones to the wort or saccharine liquor before fermentation.
Cochineal owes its tinctorial power to the presence of a substance termed cochinealin or carminic acid, C17H18010, which may be prepared from the aqueous decoction of cochineal.
A decoction of the buds in milk or whey is a common household remedy for scurvy; and the young shoots or green cones form an essential ingredient in the spruce-beer drank with a similar object, or as an occasional beverage.
In British Honduras an alkaline decoction prepared from the Moon plant (Calonictyon speciosum) is used for the same purpose.
At one time a decoction was prepared from them and recommended in pectoral complaints.
Writing of the Tibetan he states: "As a beverage he drinks, all day long, cupfuls of, hot buttered tea, which is really a soup or broth made by boiling tea-leaves with rancid butter and balls of dough, and adding a little salt, and straining - a decoction which was invariably nasty to our taste, though no doubt it is wholesome; for it is not merely a stimulating hot drink in the cold, but overcomes the danger of drinking unboiled water in a country where the water supply is dangerously polluted."
The American "essence of spruce," occasionally used in England for making spruce-beer, is obtained by boiling the shoots and buds and concentrating the decoction.
The oil is obtained from the seeds by two principal methods - expression and decoction - the latter process being largely used in India, where the oil, on account of its cheapness and abundance is extensively employed for illuminating as well as for other domestic and medicinal purposes.
A kind of thick paste, known as jujube paste, was also made of a composition of gum arabic and sugar dissolved in a decoction of jujube fruit evaporated to the proper consistency.
The seeds when placed in water for some time become coated with glutinous matter from the exudation of the mucilage in the external layer of the epidermis; and by boiling in sixteen parts of water they exude sufficient mucilage to form with the water a thick pasty decoction.
bark decoction is held to be contraceptive.
decoction of bark, or infusion of berries, 1 to 4 fluid ounces.
decoction of the roots has also been used with some success in the oral treatment of leprosy (Wade 1977 ).
decoction of the leaves has been employed as a remedy for bleeding piles.
decoction of the sloes for this purpose, without any added sweeteners.
decoction as a wash for cancers.
decoction prepared from the dried rootstock has been used for stomach disorders.
APPLE: European settlers in the U.S.A. used a decoction made from Apple tree bark for gravel in the bladder.
decoction made from dried bogbean was used taken first thing in the morning to treat headaches.
take the decoction once a day for 7 days. 50 ml a dose.
The way to use it is to bruise the roots and, having well boiled them in wine, drink the decoction.
One-half cup bark decoction 2 times daily or 2-4 ml of a 4:1 bark tincture twice daily.
I hopefully won't ever get as much horsetail as needed for the fresh decoction!
Taken each month during menstruation, a bark decoction is held to be contraceptive.
leaf decoction used for catarrh in Piura; crushed seed to kill parasites (FEO ).
Traditional Remedy: ½ cup seed decoction 2 to 3 times daily.
As tonics, a root decoction of [bauhinia] is taken orally; .
BIRCH: A strong Birch leaf tea and/or a decoction of Birch bark resolves and resists putrefaction.
Use a strong decoction of the sloes for this purpose, without any added sweeteners.
Externally, this decoction has been advantageously employed as a gargle in chronic sore throat with relaxed uvula, and also as a fomentation.
TEA (Chinese cha, Amoy dialect te), the name given to the leaves of the tea bush (see below) prepared by decoction as a beverage The term is by analogy also used for an infusion or decoction of other leaves, e g.
Tea is made by boiling the berries, straining away the fruit, and sipping the decoction.
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