(I've decided I DESPISE the FCK editor...no matter how perfect it looks when I hit 'send', it always messes up everything...grrrr)
FANTASTIC QUESTIONS! I'll happily report what the greatest herbalist that ever lived (Dr. Christopher) has to save on this subject.
I have always felt that a glass canning jar with lid substitutes adequately for the 'wax sealing'. I store my herbs in their original packaging and/or glass jars (tightly sealed and 'burped of air' in the resealable foil or non-toxic plastic bags); they are kept in a dark, cool closet, inside of large Rubbermaid type tubs. I dry the herbs I wildcraft in a dehydrator at 95 degrees (or I tincture them immediately fresh). And if I wildcraft anything I'm using for any herbal preparation I sell, I soak them in a strong solution of bentonite clay and RO filtered water to remove any toxic residue (and 'chemtrail dust') before using or drying.
However, if I wildcraft 'just for the eating' and using myself, I generally just hose them off, dry them on a towel, and munch away. I'm SO jealous, it's still the early stages of spring here, and nothing has started doing much more than peeping out it's little leaves to see if it's safe to come out yet (we almost always get one last 'snow dump' in early April. :(
Thanks for the opportunity to share the wisdom of Dr. Christopher :::moment of silence please:::
0.295 sec, (15)