Oil infusions are an infusion of medicinal or culinary herbs in a fixed oil menstruum. Medicinal oil infusions facilitating the absorption of the herbal remedies. Oil infusions are well utilized as food and as medicines.
Oils infusions are made with fixed oils, also called fatty oils because they are chemically the same as fats. Oils vary greatly in their point of congelation. They are lighter than water and they do not evaporate easily. Oil infusions must be store in a cool and dark location.
Use Olive, Sesame, Almond oils. The herbs that are well prepared as oil infusions : burdock root, calendula, cayenne, comfrey, ginger, plantain, nettle leaf, marshmallow, elder, neem.
Reference : James Green, The herbal medicine–maker’s handbook: a home manual
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