How to dry a St. John's Wort?

How to dry a St. John's Wort?
After collecting it is necessary to touch at once raw materials, to sort the got grass, plants with the damaged flowers and leaves and to start drying. It is not necessary to wash a St. John's Wort before drying.


The room which is well aired and protected from a direct sunlight will be the most suitable place for drying of a St. John's Wort. The dry attic will be ideally suited for this purpose. In bunches it is better not to dry a St. John's Wort though it and very conveniently and relieves of some efforts. First, in bunches the grass dries unevenly. Secondly, in a bunch temperature rises, and steaming of part of plants or darkening of leaves is possible. It is better to spend a little time and to spread out a collected St. John's Wort a thin layer and do not forget to mix periodically that drying went evenly. It is possible to dry a St. John's Wort and under a canopy, in the silent, protected from the sun place. It is one night better to bring to the room that on a plant dew did not get. In good weather process of drying comes to the end for the fifth day.

It is possible to use an oven for drying, but temperature in it should not be higher than 40 degrees. Readiness of raw materials in any kind of drying is determined by fragility of stalks. If they completely dried, when bending stalks break if bend – it is necessary to finally dry a St. John's Wort.
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