What is the difference between an herbal decoction and an infusion?

What is the difference between an herbal decoction and an infusion?

Using Herbs
Herbal Preparations: Infusion or Decoction? While they may not realize, most people infuse an herb (an infusion) without thinking about it and call it herb tea. They put a tea ball or a tea bag in a cup of boiling hot water and steep (steep - to soak in water to extract a component of a plant) for 5 minutes or so and drink it. Infusions are used to extract vitamins and volatile ingredients from quickly perishable, fresh or dry herbal pieces (leaves, flowers, small non-woody green stems, orange zest, for example). Popular infusions are from plants that are so, SO good for you in general like peppermint or chamomile. You put the fresh or dried herb in a cup, pour on the boiling water and BOOM, Infusion! The keyword…
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