How to Wash Herbs - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. We are in the kitchen and we need to wash herbs, in this case we have a nice bunch of solancho, it is very fresh, and these are picked right out of the fields and a lot of times there is going to be dirt wedged in between these leafs and these stems and we need to get that out, just so you do not taste griddish staff in your meal, and you are safe from any kind of contamination that might have been in the dirt. So basically what we are going to do is we are going to take the water and pour it straight down the back end of the stems here, and we are going to shake it very gently and that will wedge loose all that sand and it will go right down here. When we are done with that we are gonna open up and start pulling the water through here, it will wash anything out this that might have be uncaught from the first washing. So once we get through all that, we will shake it very gently, give a little squeeze, and we will tear it open, and this will be all pure, solancho leaf ready for chopping.