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1. (a) the act or process of steeping or soaking any substance in water in order to extract its virtues.
(b) the liquid extract obtained by this process.

2. a method of putting fluids, including drugs, into the bloodstream. also called intravenous infusion.

General Preparation Guidelines

(Do not use metal pots for preparing. Use ceramic or enamelled cookware.)
  • For dried herbs add one teaspoonful to each cup of water; three teaspoonfuls per cup for fresh herbs.

  • Whether you use a tea ball or loose herbs, be sure to pour only boiling water over them in a ceramic or glass teapot.

  • Steep with lid on for fifteen minutes.

  • If you did not use a tea ball, strain before drinking. (Sweeten with brown sugar or honey.)

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