orrisroot


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Synonyms for orrisroot

fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris

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Mix them with oil of orrisroot, or the oil of henna plant, or the oil of camphire plant making an ointment that is then spread over the festering rural ulcers.
In ancient times, the Romans used so-called orrisroot, derived from the rhizomes of certain irises, to flavor wine and for incense.
When the citrus is covered with cloves, roll it in a mixture of 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon orrisroot powder.
* When dried flowers such as larkspur crumble, scoop up the petals and put them in an airtight jar with orrisroot scented with oil (orrisroot and scented, or essential, oils are sold in health food stores).
To absorb and hold the scented oil, she uses orrisroot chopped into small pieces instead of orris powder, which makes the potpourri look dusty.