Drying is one of the best ways to preserve herbs. There are a couple different methods, but I prefer the hanging method. It is good for flowers such as Calendula and Chamomile, and leaves like Peppermint and Lemon Balm. For roots and Plantain, you want to use a dehydrator on a low setting, I use the 95 degree Fahrenheit setting on mine(the lowest it will go) .
How to dry herbs
- Harvest the herb that you want to dry.
- Strip the leaves off (only if you are drying a flower).
- Tie the herbs into small bunches at the stem with cotton string.
- Hang in a well-ventilated room until completely dry. Store in an airtight container. I use a mason jar. Okay! There you have it. Have fun!