Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU HAVE A PRINTED CATALOG?
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF BULK HERBS? WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STORE THEM?
Shelf life varies from one herb to another. A powdered herb will lose its properties much faster than a whole or cut herb. Those with volatile oils like peppermint will lose their freshness much sooner than those without the oils. Roots have the longest shelf life as they are much denser than flowers and leaves.
So, it's kind of difficult to give you a quick and simple answer. Most herb books have something to say on the subject, but they are not very specific. Just as we did, you will gain insight in this area as you get more familiar with each herb.
In general, keep the herbs in air-tight containers, as cool as possible, and don't expose them to light unless in use.
WHICH IS MORE EFFECTIVE - TEA OR TINCTURE?
Teas and tinctures both have their individual advantages. The potency of most herbs is much greater in a tincture. However, a tea can be immediately prepared and taken. Also, a tea often has an immediate soothing or invigorating aspect to it (depending on the herbs used).
DO YOU OFFER ANY PRE-MADE AND READY TO USE TINCTURES?
We do not offer any pre-made tinctures. We prefer for you, the customer, to have the most personalized and effective tinctures available, by equipping you to make your own tinctures. We strive to provide you with the the knowledge, supplies, and support to make the exact herbal remedies that you want!
I'D LIKE TO GROW MY OWN HERB GARDEN. WHERE CAN I GET SEEDS OR PLANTS TO GET STARTED?
Check out Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company for an extensive selection of heirloom herb varieties you can start from seed.
DO YOU SHIP OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.?
We're sorry, but due to OTC regulations, we must work on a different label for our products before we can ship outside of the U.S. We are working to resolve this issue