The act or process of boiling anything in a watery fluid to extract its virtues.
An extract got from a body by boiling it in water.
IS A MASHING TECHNIQUE WHICH INVOLVES REMOVING SOME MASH AND BOILING IT AND THEN RETURNING IT TO THE MASH WHICH RAISES THE TEMPERATURE OF THE ENTIRE MASH
(n) similar to an infusion or a "tea" except a decoction is made by actually boiling the herb in water. A decoction is sometimes used to extract the constituents of roots, bark, and thick leaves. For most leaves and flowers, and for beverages, an infusion is more desirable. (See infusion.) To make a decoction bring fresh cool water to a boil, drop the herb in the water and allow it to boil for about 3 to 5 minutes, then turn the heat off and allow it to steeped for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Keep covered through the entire process. Unless otherwise specified, one part chopped fresh plant material should be used in 9 parts water. When using dried herbs use one part dried plant material in 19 parts water. As with an infusion, the plant material should be strained out of the liquid before it is consumed.