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DECOCTION, med. jurisp. The operation of boiling certain ingredients in a fluid, for the purpose of extracting the parts soluble at that temperature. Decoction also means the product of this operation.
     2. In a case in which the indictment charged the prisoner with having administered to a woman a decoction of a certain shrub called savin, it appeared that the prisoner had administered an infusion (q.v.) and not a decoction; the prisoner's counsel insisted that he was entitled to an acquittal, on the ground that the medicine was misdescribed, but it was held that infusion and decoction are ejusdem generis, and that the variance was immaterial. 3 Camp. R. 74, 75.

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These infusions and decoctions are mostly fresh prepared and consumed regardless of whether they are storable in different conditions.
These data implied that the micro-/nanoaggregates of TCM decoctions may account for their therapeutic effects, being at least as effective as the soluble components.
No existing scheme has been developed to automate the retrieval and dispensing of materials for herbal decoctions. This is the first study to develop such a system.
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Aqueous decoctions of the herbs like cinnamon bark, (11) cloves, (12) true myrtles, (13) frankincense, (14) and ginger (15) are used to treat infections of the respiratory tract and stomach disorders.
However, it has to be borne in mind that the traditional medicinal decoctions were always prepared using water--either lukewarm or boiled.
Medicinal plants are used in the form of direct administration or in the form of decoctions, juices or pastes, which depending on the disease, may be administered either orally or topically.
However, there is still no systematic review comparing the effectiveness and safety of granules with the more traditional method of herbal decoctions.
Tinctures, infusions, decoctions, glycetracts and encapsulated dried herbs are all commonly used, but efficacy may vary between the method of extraction and between herbs, as different constituents require different methods of preparation to exert their maximal effects.
Instructions for preparing herbal infusions, poultices, and decoctions are accompanied by information about the application and uses of herbal remedies; contraindications and possible drug-drug interactions; and additional resources for locating herbs.