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noun, plural: decoctions

(1) The act or process or the product of extraction or boiling in a watery fluid.

(2) (pharmacy) A method of extraction by boiling of dissolved chemicals, or herbal or plant material, which may include stems, roots, bark and rhizomes.


The process includes mashing, and then boiling in water to extract oils, volatile organic compounds, and other chemical substance.

Word origin: From Old French décoction or Latin decoctio (decoct-, past participle stem of decoquere ‘boil down’, from de + coquere ‘cook’).
Related forms: decoct (verb)

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I am student doing project on Chickpea pods , but not getting procedure for decoction of it I had made search for it on google but not found exact procedure for it thank you

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by shraddha
Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pharmacognosy
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Extratcing Spearmint?

... Mix w/ sugar or honey if desired. TEA??? :) : dry the leaves and use for tea. There is also tinctures, Infusions (tea made w/ fresh leaves), Decoction, Powder, Syrup, Essence, ointment, etc... :D

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by Linn
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Extratcing Spearmint?
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