The answer is no, I don't use the fresh root, truthfully I never even thought about trying to find fresh. I bought the dried root from Mountain Rose Herbs. After I saw your post I did a search and couldn't even find anyone who sold the fresh root.
Have you tried the dried root or did you read that the fresh works better? Just wondering because I've used Solomon's Seal many times and the dried root is very effective. My husband makes sure to ask me once a month right before the new moon how much Solomon's Seal we've got. He is a contractor, he builds houses, and he uses it all the time now because he has noticed a difference is how sore he gets if he uses muscles that he doesn't normally use when he hasn't taken his Solomon's Seal!
A friend of ours broke his back and I gave him a bottle of it about 3 days after his accident. He reported that his pain was much less after a few days on it. I must have filled that 4oz. bottle for him 3 or 4 times lol. He was very happy with how well it worked for him. I believe it helped him heal faster.
Like Uny, I wish we all had the time to have a huge herb garden that we could just harvest when we needed something. Judging from your bounty of garlic the Solomon's Seal must be difficult to grow if you're having trouble with it because you seem to have a green thumb lol.
I haven't had any made with fresh root but I can tell you that the tincture from dried root ROCKS for sure! I'm always happy to hear a Solomon's Seal testimony, we don't hear much about that herb. Thanks for letting us know you love it too.