For Culinary or Medicinal use.
From this I can make my own Medicinal Tea blends; have strong herbs for cooking; presents for friends & bartering commodities. It’s not uncommon to find bundles of herbal joy, hanging around my kitchen- It’s a life long habit which I love.
Before (Left): Tightly wrapped spearmint & oregano- To keep out dust, cob webs & light.
After (Right): Unwrapped spearmint. The herbs natural essential oils & flavour are preserved when dried quickly in a low light situation- Also retards oxidation/ discolouration of the herbs. Dried herbs retain more flavour if you store the leaves whole. I usually place the dried leaves in a glass jar. And remember that dried herbs are very much stronger than fresh- in effect too!
Those of you with a dehydrator, it’s another possible way to dry your herbs.