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Harvesting and storing herbs

Putting some away for a rainy day

Post Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:26 pm

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I’ll give it a try but here in the gulf coast our humidity runs about 80-100%. I was not sure if they would dry or mold.

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:57 am
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If you do need heat then keep it below 110 for better results.

Post Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:42 am

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Location: Rexburg, Idaho
I wanted to buy some licorice and the COA (Certificate of Analysis) at Mountain Rose Herbs says, "Treatment: Steam Treated." Because heat destroys medicine, I'm wondering why herbs are being treated with steam.
And where do I buy untreated-with-steam dry herbs that are less than two years old?

Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:13 pm
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I found out recently that ALL plants brought in from foreign countries are steam treated to kill any buggies that might be hiding in the material.

Yes, heat is a concern. It does not destroy everything though. I guess it is the price we pay for not growing stateside or HomeGrown!


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