anyone have an idea of how to dry it out? i guess i could just cook it, but not sure thats ideal?
Herbal/Medical formulas are essentially freeze dried.
In a cold room liquid evaporation begins below the boiling point, if the air is dried you get even more evaporation, I believe the factories also play with barometric pressure but not essential.
Certainly easily duplicated in nature by going into a non insulated shack in the cold of winter, same as those several hundred year old Maple Syrup manufacturers boiling down their sap…