Preparing Herbs

Dry small amounts of herbs in paper bags in a warm attic. The standard dose for medicinal herbs is 1 cup of sweetened tea containing 1 rounded tsp. (1.8 grams) of dried herb. For ointment, melt lard in the top of a double boiler; add dried herb until barely covered and simmer 30 min; use rubber gloves and squeeze through a jelly bag.