Orris Root powder

Orris root refers to the root of the Florentine Iris plant; Botanical Name: (Iris Germanica florentina). It stabilises fragrances acting as a fixative and is found in the majority of medieval and renaissance pot pourri and pomanaders recipes. It helps the fragrant oils meld and sustain for a much longer period and is still used to day for the same purposes. It is also found in small quanitites in eastern culinary spice blends - essentially for the same reason - with a sweetish taste and slightly bitter aftertaste. 

Sample pack; 15g

Period: BC to 500 AD, 500 - 1000 AD, 1000 - 1100 AD, 1100 - 1200 AD, 1200 - 1300 AD, 1300 - 1400 AD, 1400 - 1500 AD, 1500 - 1600 AD, 1600 - 1700 AD
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