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Table 2 Common forms of preparation methods for remedies made of medicinal plants.

From: Indigenous use and bio-efficacy of medicinal plants in the Rasuwa District, Central Nepal

Preparation method Description
Paste Fresh plant parts are crushed with a stone pestle and mortar.
Juice Obtained by squeezing or crushing plant parts and filtering through cloth. Sometimes requires addition of freshwater or other liquid for dilution.
Chewing Fresh plant parts are chewed.
Infusion Plant parts are plunged in water for a few minutes.
Decoction Plant parts are boiled in water and the extract (crude drug) is used.