BEFORE YOU TRY THE REMEDIES
1. Dried Herbs vs Fresh
If using dried herbs, use only half the quantity of fresh herbs indicated.
2. How to Brew Remedies
Add the ingredients (including water) as indicated to a pot, bring to a boil on high heat first, then reduce heat to simmer. Cover pot throughout.
3. Cooking Time
Start counting from the time that the liquid has come to a boil.
4. Pot for Brewing
As far as possible, use pots made of clay, earthenware or ceramic. Metal might react chemically with certain herbs and hence affect the efficacy of the remedy.
5. When to Consume
Unless otherwise stated, avoid taking remedies after 9 pm.
6. When to Add Sugar
Unless otherwise stated, add sugar only after the remedy in the pot has come to a boil.
7. Dark Brown Sugar
Use a good raw dark brown sugar.
8. Storing Remedies
Brewed remedies can be cooled and stored in fridge for up to three days. Bring to room temperature before consuming.
9. Making Your Own Dried Herbs
Hang the herbs (with stalks and leaves intact) as a bundle upside down to dry in the air. Give a quick wash before use.