I have a few questions about the fresh leaves.
I've decided I would buy the white and green leaves for pain relief, but if I buy them fresh, how long do they keep?
I see how locals chew them fresh, by rolling them up, chewing them and then spitting out the fibrous material when their tongue goes numb.
Does the potency reduce if they dry out? If I happen to have dried leaves, can I pour hot water over them to make a tea?