Herbal Preparations

A herbal preparation is in the general sense a means of "delivery" of an herb or herbs to the intended region of the body. Many herbal preparations feature a "base" as the main ingredient with the herbal component making up the rest and being variable depending on the intended purpose of the preparation.

There are numerous types of herbal preparation and knowledge of how to prepare them is part of the skill of the herbalist. Here are our guides to various herbal products and preparations, past and present. The articles contain detailed information about the various preparations - how they are made, their history, what they are used for and what are the typical ingredients employed.

Herbal Body Wraps
How To Make Essential Oils
What are Herbal Butters?
What are Inhalants?
What are Macerations?
What are Potpourris?
What is a Decoction?
What is a Liniment?
What is a Pomade?
What is a Pomander?
What is a Poultice?
What is a Tincture?
What is a Tisane?
What is an Infusion?
What is an Ointment?
All about Oxymels and Medicinal Vinegars

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