- n. Plural form of decoction.
“Plant-derived remedies currently in use range from traditional preparations such as decoctions to locally manufactured modern formulations in the form of syrups, tablets and capsules, as well as products imported from Asia.”
“And a few pages later, "decoctions made of the roots of celandine, turmeric, and juice of 200 slaters cannot but be of great service in a case of jaundice.”
“They need to sit on a very low hob and brew for a while, like decoctions.”
“For children you might want to try sweetening the decoction with syrup or honey as for the most part decoctions can be very acrid in flavour.”
“Tinctures are a fair bit stronger then infusions and decoctions because the alcohol mix extraction process tends to extract far more chemical compounds than just water alone and is less destructive in some ways in comparison to the destructive heat used in the infusion and decoction process.”
“Taken like this maceration would thereby include infusions, decoctions, tinctures etc. but it in herbal terms it has come to mean, a cold infusion preparation of herb material within water, oil or vinegar.”
“The use of oil and water in a cold preparation is useful for the more delicate chemical compounds, which would be destroyed by a stronger solvent such as alcohol, or in a preparation such as infusions or decoctions.”
“Mirabolanes, all five kinds, are happily  prescribed against melancholy and quartan agues; Brassivola speaks out  of a thousand experiences, he gave them in pills, decoctions, &c., look for peculiar receipts in him.”
“Fomentations or sponges, wet in some decoctions, &c., epithemata, or those moist medicines, laid on linen, to bathe and cool several parts misaffected.”
“Irrigations of the head, with the decoctions of nymphea, lettuce, mallows, &c. Epithymes, ointments, bags to the heart.”
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