Types of Potions
Philtre- water based, delicate ingredients
Infusion- water based, delicate ingredients
Decoction- for immediate ingestion, concentrated, sturdy ingredients, reduce to remove excess water.
Tincture- alcohol-based, keeps for up to a year, time needed for preparation, highly concentrated, dilute
Vinegar- vinegar based, masks ingredients, highly concentrated
Syropp- Ingredients preserved in sugar solution, very sweet
Poultice- chopped plant material, compress, can be infused w/ potions.
Formentation- clothes dipped in potions, compress
Salve- Oil or fat based, thick and creamy, for external application
Elixir- alcohol based, very pure
Tisane- hot water-based herbal extract
Macerate- cold-water-based plant infusion, requires up to 12 hrs
Essential Oils- diluted extracts
Inhalation- vapor from a potion