Pharmacopoeias once included extensive entries for decoctions. They eventually fell out of favor, as they were considered inconvenient. In fact, one of the most common mainstream criticisms of herbal medicine is that it is inconvenient.
To the family herbalist, however, therapeutic benefit outweighs convenience! From a different perspective, it might also be argued that the time and attention required to make a decoction provides a stress-relieving therapeutic benefit not offered by any pill.
Folk method of decocting
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