I just wanted to point this out to new practitioners. Everywhere you look people are ONLY using dry herbs and roots. Why?
The reason why we dry herbs is to make them last. This doesn't mean that you can't or shouldn't use fresh herbs. In fact, I can tell you that I actually prefer fresh herbs over dry herbs. I'll use the dry, don't get me wrong. It's just that when you are using a fresh herb that plant is still alive and is adding more energy to the work.
Don't believe me? Next time you are doing love work, use fresh rose petals rather than dried and you tell me if you notice a difference.
Again, just to hit it home, I have nothing against using dried herbs. I use dry herbs too. It's just that I want to communicate to people that if you have the option of using fresh over dry then use those fresh herbs!