Preparation Of Orris Roots - Knowledgebase Question

Arvada, CO
Question by mikem7
July 20, 2000
I purchased several orris rhizomes about 3 years ago and just harvested them, saving a few to grow more. I'm not sure I understand how to correctly prepare them for use as a fixative. Can you help me?

Answer from NGA
July 20, 2000


The root (rhizome) should be washed thoroughly, then cut into pieces and dried in a single layer. It is used in dry powder form and can be ground before or after drying based on personal preference.

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