Japanese barberry

Gail H
Gail H Posts: 359 ✭✭✭✭
edited November 2020 in Wild Edibles & Medicinals

My husband pulled up several Japanese barberry. They were coming up everywhere! I washed and dried the roots. Should I whittle them down into little shreds for tea? I imagine it would be pretty stern stuff, although I am inured to the taste of almost everything by this point.

Is tincturing a better way to obtain the beneficial compounds? I have a lot, so I can probably do both.