Drying is the easiest method of preserving medicinal plants. Simply expose the leaves, flowers or seeds to warm, dry air. Leave the medicinal plants in a well ventilated area until the moisture evaporates. Sun drying is not recommended because the medicinal plants can lose flavor and color.
The best time to harvest most herbs for drying is just before the flowers first open when they are in the bursting bud stage. Gather the medicinal plants in the early morning after the dew has evaporated to minimize wilting. Avoid bruising the leaves. They should not lie in the sun or unattended after harvesting. Rinse herbs in cool water and gently shake to remove excess moisture. Discard all bruised, soiled or imperfect leaves and stems.
Dehydrator drying is a fast and easy way to dry high quality medicinal plants because temperature and air circulation can be controlled. Pre-heat dehydrator with the thermostat set to 95°F to 115°F. In areas with higher humidity, temperatures as high as 125°F may be needed. After rinsing under cool, running water and shaking to remove excess moisture, place the herbs in a single layer on dehydrator trays. Drying times may vary from 1 to 4 hours. Check periodically. medicinal plants are dry when they crumble, and stems break when bent. Check your dehydrator instruction booklet for specific details.
- ECO Farm dryer machine provides you a perfect environment during drying your medicinal plants every time.
- It's designed with advanced technology that can give you an ideal temperature that has been tested exclusively for drying medicinal plants.
- It's very easy to use and very portable to carry out.
- 5 dry-layers for putting more food every time
- The transparent layer can check medicinal plants all the time.
- Lower price and best quality----food grade safe plastic material, stackable and break-resistant layer to ensure long-lasting
- Adjustable temperature setting for easy choosing the most suitable temperature for different products.
- Save time, money, and space
- 6 tray: Six trays provide plenty of room to get creative drying anything faster! Also comes with a bonus fruit leather sheet and drip tray.
- 360º circulation: Simple, precise, digital controls activate 360º airflow circulation for thorough uniform drying without overheating- no rotation required.
- Transparent door: Door is clear for easy at a glance monitoring of all sheets.
- Fresh & healthy: Now you can make a more flavorful, nutrient dense, preservative/additive free, and much much cheaper alternative to commercial products.
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