How to Prepare Herbs

Cooking Herbs

3 pots2

Herbs in a pot - Herbs with water - Pouring herbs into a smaller pot

  1. Open the package and place the entire contents into a stainless pot. Ideal pot size is 8 inches tall by 9 inches wide in diameter. It could be slightly bigger or smaller.
  2. Using filtered water, add enough to cover the herbs by about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Anticipate using 3/4 gallon to one gallon of water, depending upon the size of the package.
  3. Bring water to a boil and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes with the lid on. Stir every 5 minutes or so during boiling. Then reduce heat to medium-to-medium low heat.
  4. Soft-boil the herbs with the lid on for 2 to 2 1/2 hours until the remaining liquid is down to 2 cups or about 16 ounces. Stir the herbs approximately every 30 minutes to ensure even cooking. After 1 1/2 hours, it will be important to check the herbs frequently to ensure enough water remains to avoid burning the herbs.  
  5. When the cooking process is complete, pour the contents into a smaller pot. If the amount of liquid is more than 2 cups (i.e. 4 -5  cups)  pour it back into the original pot and cook until it distills down to 2 cups. If it is less than 2 cups (i.e. only 1/2 cups). pour it back along with extra 5- 6 cups of water, and cook it down to 2 cups.
  6. Strain the liquid into 2 separate cups or glass jars using a fine mesh strainer. And keep them in the refridgerator.
  7. This completes the process of the "1st Cooking"
  8. For the "2nd Cooking", repeat the process above and cook the herbs (from the "1st Cooking") exactly the same way
  9. Store 2 cups of tea (from "2nd Cooking") in the refridgerator. 

Drinking Tea for Best Results

Drink 1 cup of herbal tea, while warm, 2 hours after the last meal of the day. Depending on your condition, the herbalist may recommend consuming 2 cups of tea per day. The herbalist will provide specific guidance as to how much and when to drink tea each day. Please note, Stir each cup well before drinking to avoid the residue to settle at the bottom of the cup.