Orris Root

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Orris root is a classified as a fixative (to keep color and fragrance longer) for making potpourri and can be purchased in small quantities at most pharmacies and drug stores. It can be poisonous and should be handled with care.

Orris root is the root of a specific type of iris that is dried and ground. Drying and grinding bearded iris will not result in the same type of compound and is not recommended.


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