Herbs that Must Be Dried Prior to Use
Are there many that should ONLY be used after drying?
My preference, with teas, especially, is to simply gather the fresh leaves and brew my tea in just-boiling water in the microwave.
In reading up on Bittersweet (not to ever be used as a tea--I would only use for external application purposes!) I noticed the emphasis on use only after drying--apparently, some harmful principle dissipates during the drying process.
This led me to wonder what other herbs should never be used fresh.
Does anyone know? What does drying do to make some herbs safer?