About Different Drinks
Of all the preparation methods, fresh juice made from herbs, vegetables or fruit has the most potent medicinal effect. Its disadvantage is in its being tough to digest, wet, cold and heavy. Juice loses its medical qualities in a fairly short time after extraction
Making a shake means to blend together several ingredients into a homogenous consistency. A shake can be composed by:
Shake based on water
Shake based on fruit juice
Shake based on milk or milk substitutes
Vegetable and fruit shake
Shake with rolled oats
Cold immersion means immersing herbs or medicinal herbs in room temperature water. This method is uncommon, but good for plants with easily dispersing odors. This type of preparation is typical with coriander seeds, for treating burning sensations, or with raisins for treating constipation and improving the memory.
Immersing plants in boiling water, just like when making tea. This method is suitable for plants with an odor that doesn’t disperse easily and a texture which is not hard and condensed, such as chamomile flowers, cardamom seeds, lemon grass, lemon verbena, sage. Brewing in boiling water is an easy to digest method, excellent as a daily routine
BOILING IN WATER
Cooking the plants in water to a boil, and then simmering until the amount of water is reduced to about a quarter of the original amount (after the plants are filtered out). This method is mostly suitable for hard substances, like roots, peels and seeds, ginger, cinnamon, cumin. This preparation method is easily digested and extremely recommended when digestion is weak or when there is measurable fever.