drying orris root

fairy_toadmotherJuly 8, 2005

hello.

can anyone tell me if there are specific directions to follow here. i plan on removing some healthy untreated irises and would like to save the root for crafts.

thanks.

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augment

Hi,
You just have to slice the roots thinly, and dry them in a dehydrator or a warm oven. Cool and store in an airtight glass jar.
Cheers,
Dee.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2005 at 11:13PM
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fairy_toadmother

thanks!!!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2005 at 11:10PM
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hypatia3811(z6 MI)

I grate mine, then put them in a very thin layer on a Craftpaper covered cookie sheet and dry it in the sun.
I like the smaller bit to use in making scent pots.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2005 at 5:48PM
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fairy_toadmother

now, that is a great idea!
how do you keep from scraping off your knuckles? i never got the hang of a grater :)

    Bookmark   July 25, 2005 at 10:42PM
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