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  • Cardamom Pod Concentrated Decoction Twin Pack (1050ml) in glass UV resistant bottles


    Why are decoctions the best way to extract nutrients from herbs?

    Of the three main extraction methods used to produce herbal remedies, decoctions are simply the best. Macerations use solvents which may leave harmful residues in the end product, tinctures contain alcohol which is a systemic poison. Decoctions extract mineral salts and bitter principles through simmering herbs in our own distilled water for a prolonged period. The entire process takes 15 hours, is labour intensive so not conducive to mass production which is why herbal decoctions are uncommon on line. They contain far higher levels of active ingredients, no alcohol and can be made from hard plant parts unlike infusions. Our decoctions are made in small batches from organic ingredients by our fully qualified herbalist. They are also a superior form of supplementation than tablets or capsules, as most have artificially made ingredients, contain filers, flowing agents, excipients binding agents and preservatives. Also they often contain only one active ingredient neglecting the fact that molecules work synergistically in the body. Our qualified Herbalist uses only our own zero ppm quad filtered distilled water, all equipment used is stainless steel and our decoctions are bottled into steam sterilised UV resistant pharmaceutical grade glass bottles, which obviates the need to use preservatives of any kind. Be very careful not to touch the top of the bottle or the inside of the lid against anything or decant it into any container or jug that has not been steam sterilised unless the decoction is to be consumed immediately.

    A relative of ginger, the green pods of the Cardamom plant also known as Elattaria cardamomum, are packed with tiny black seeds that exude an intense and very distinctive aroma. Numerous Indian dishes have long incorporated these seeds. It is an ingredient of the famous spiced Indian tea known as chai. They exhibit many health benefits but I am not allowed to state them here. Shipped with DPD on a next day service.