I have never tried crushed leaf before but I assure you that I will be ordering more! I used spring water and a half of a teaspoon of lemon juice and let it simmer for almost an hour to make a sort of tea. I put it in a glass container in the fridge. I tried about a shot glass full this morning and it was awesome. That was all that I needed. I felt great and had no pain. I was able to get a lot of things done today. I’m simmering the remainder now and will be ordering more soon. I highly recommend this!!