Herbalism is the field of herbal medicine that deals with medicinal plants in their dry state. Non-toxic plants can be used as herbal teas: their delicate flowers and leaves are steeped in boiling water for infusions.
Hard plant parts, such as seeds, fruits, roots, bark or leathery leaves, are placed in cold water and boiled for a few minutes to obtain decoctions. It is best not to sweeten herbal teas, just use a little honey if needed.
In the form of powder, plants can be sprinkled on food or encased in capsules, providing a direct and practical mode of use.
Drinking one large mug of herbal tea per day is an excellent habit. To keep the plants dry, store them in a well-sealed jar or metal box.