I have known and respected the healing power of plants for a long time. Not only do they increase the value of food, but their healing effects are also huge. A wide variety of healing products can be made from plants. These include the little-known plant distillates, hydrolates.
“Water burning” is old, now forgotten, yet, an important part of natural healing. Today, this “vegetable water” is a by-product of essential oil production. The steam that escapes during the distillation of water vapor penetrates the constituents of the plant and carries with it the water-soluble, rapidly volatile parts. These then collect in the condensed water again.
Production of 250 ml of vegetable distillate
- deep leg with glass lid
- smaller deep glass bowl
- filter (sieve) that fits on top of the foot
- 4-5 handfuls of fresh or dried plants (spice, flower, leaf, etc.) can be of several kinds
- pair of cooling batteries or ice cubes
- 500 ml of water
Pour water into the deep bowl and place the filter (sieve) on top. Place the small deep glass bowl in the center of the filter. Sprinkle with the desired plant material, it is possible to use several varieties at the same time (the plants are also on the sieve / filter). Place the glass lid on top of it. Fill the recess with ice cubes or a cooling battery. During the preparation of the distillate, these must be replaced. The stove is switched on and the water in the deep pan is boiled at a low temperature for approx. 30-40 minutes. The rising steam condenses on the cooled inverted lid and flows back into the small glass bowl. Store the finished distillate in a dark-walled, tightly closed bottle in the refrigerator. If we worked “cleanly,” this herbal distillate can be used for several years. Their effect is weaker, but the same as expensive, natural essential oils. It is excellent for all ages and even for healing animals.
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Its field of application is wide:
- to reduce inflammation like a cold compress
- respiratory diseases such as inhalation
- for home-made cosmetics, etc.
Busch-Turcsányi Éva Sipos
Associate Professor of Science
Source: Napidoktor by napidoktor.hu.
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