Siberian ginseng: leaves.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
From: Michael Jones <>
Date: 09 Jan 94 13:44 PST

Does anyone have information on ways to dry medicinal plant leaves and equipment used to carry out the process?

Specifically, we are looking for drying information and equipment to process:

Eleutherococcus senticosus Max. (Araliaceae)

The roots and leaves are collected, in autumn. It is a substitute for ginseng Panax ginseng C.A. Mey.

The Udege people of the Russian Far East collect them and are looking for better drying equipment to enhance the medicinal values of the leaves. Their current drying method is to let them dry on the roofs of their homes in warmer, dryer times of the year.

Any information on equipment, including power requirements, would be useful. We are also interested in quality passive, methods and equipment.