Best way to keep Goldenrod flowers

Wendy Posts: 138 ✭✭✭
edited October 2020 in Herbal Medicine-Making

I have been enjoying goldenrod tea as a way to alleviate seasonal allergies. Is there a proper way to dry the flowers for storage? I picked a large stem and hung them to dry, and they are now fluff.


  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,353 admin
    edited September 2020

    It helps to pick them before all the flowers open the flower heads dry pretty well that way, just in bunches hung in my attic. It has vents; I leave the door tot he attic open and it is like a big dehydrator. But, you can also either use an oven (on lowest setting with the door open a few inches) or food dehydrator. Also, the leaves are medicinal - maybe you can salvage those from the bunches you dried. Others say to hang bunches upside down in a cool, dry place. I think dry is the key, with some air movement. It rains 270+ days a year where I live.... if you live where it is dry, you may be able to hang them on a screened porch or under a shed.