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Here is an easy way to use the herbs:

Obtain approximately 50 grams of each of the following botanicals:  Oregon Grape Root, Burdock Root, Sarsaparilla, Licorice Root and Cascara Sagrada; however, use only 25 grams of each of the dried herbs for each decoction.  This will enable you to prepare two batches.

An herbal decoction is similar to an herbal tea except that the herbs are boiled for a longer period of time to extract the medicinal properties from the roots.  To prepare the decoction, start by placing 25 grams of the herbal blend into a pot with 500 mL (about half a quart) of purified cold water and bring to a boil.  Decrease the heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.  Pour the mixture through a sieve lined with cheesecloth into a Pyrex container.  Once the herbs cooled (and using clean hands) wring out the remaining liquid and top it up with pure water until it reached 500 mL and keep refrigerated (The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook).

To use, drink about 90 mL of the completed decoction, three times per day for three weeks to boost your body’s ability to eliminate environmental toxins.  Of course, always consult your physician or herbalist prior to using herbs if you are taking pharmaceutical drugs or if you have a serious health condition.


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12:04AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

thanks for sharing

4:03AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thanks for sharing.
The only herb i've heard about is Cascara Sagrada. Not familiar with the other four.
It seems that nowadays it is more important than ever to detoxify. Our planet is more contaminated than it had ever been and so are our bodies & every day it only gets worse and worse. We live in dangerous times.

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8:53PM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

thats cool thanku

6:43PM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

thanks for sharing this information

8:15AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thanks for sharing I love Detox my body.

8:40AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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6:27AM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

tks for great info

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