In order to use fresh or dried cut herbs for health or medicinal purposes, it is vital for every herbalist to know how to prepare herbs for medicinal use and to gain knowledge in how to utilize herbal preparations.
An infusion, or tea, is one of the most powerful herbal preparations. This is because in tea form, the body does not have to work to absorb its nutritional and medicinal properties. When a herbal infusion is ingested it can be directly assimilated into the body and immediately go to work where it is needed. It is critical that every herbalist knows how to prepare a herbal infusion.
Ask most any herbalist what type herbal preservation method is their favorite and without a doubt, they will say the tincture. Anyone who is truly serious about working with herbs as a healing aid should definitely learn to make an herbal tincture.