Medicinal herbs are a wonderful way to help your body work to naturally improve your health. Herbal products come in a variety of forms such as capsules, teas, supplements, loose herbs and powders. While all these forms have their advantages, loose herbs and powders give you more options for use.
You may have seen cut and powdered herbs sold in 1-ounce packages. The problem with this is when you buy those small quantities, you tend to pay more. You pay for the packaging, labels, shipping, etc. When you are ordering lots of small bags it can add up fast! Just like in the grocery stores when you buy the larger packages, using bulk herbs allows you to pay less per ounce. Bulk herbs are usually sold in quantities of 3 ounces to 1 pound, regardless of its form. Bulk herbs are available in whole, cut, sliced, granule, extract, and powdered forms.
Bulk herbs enable you to:
- Have enough herbs on hand to use as you prefer and when you need.
- Make your own herbal formulas to exactly meet your health needs.
- Know exactly what you are putting into your body.
- Avoid unwanted herbs and health effects encountered with pre-made formulas.
- No fillers, you get 100% of the herb you purchase.
- Use your herbs confidently. Know that the herbs are fresh, potent and safe to use.
- Choose the herb form that works best for you – Whole, Cut or Powder.
- Easily make your own fresh teas, decoctions, tinctures, herbal capsules, etc.
When you are buying bulk herbs it is extremely important to know that you are getting the exact herb you want and that it is safe to use. Dealing with a reputable company, like 1stChineseHerbs.com, is a must. At 1st Chinese Herbs we only partner with herbal manufacturers that follow strict guidelines from growing the herbs to distribution. Our manufacturer partners strive to use ethical and sustainable farming and harvesting practices. Our herbs are geo-authenticated, which means the herb is verified to be authentic and can be traced from the field to the store shelf. Our partners follow the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and their herbs are tested for freshness, taste, moisture content, potency heavy metals, pesticides, and other containments by in-house and third-party laboratories. Most of our herbs have Certificates of Analysis which verify the herbs authenticity and test results. Certificates of Analysis are available upon request. Many of the herbs we carry also meet the standards for USDA Organic Certification. You can use our herbs with confidence!
You may be wondering how to store the extra herbs or how long will they last. Not to worry! You can enjoy the convenience of having herbs available anytime you need them. If stored properly, bulk herbs can last for years. Cut herbs will maintain their potency for 3 - 4 years and powders for about 2 years. Simply store them in an air-tight container (preferably glass) in a cool dark cupboard away from the stove. Do not store your herbs in plastic bags, in the refrigerator or in the freezer. Your herbs will not keep their quality using these methods.
Finally, and what I feel is the most beneficial aspect of using bulk herbs, you can completely control what herbs you use, amounts you use and how you use them. Bulk herbs allow you to create your own formulas, you are able to adjust the amounts of the herbs to suit your own individual needs, something you can’t do with pre-made formulas and supplements. If you are using a single herb, here again, you can adjust the dosage to exactly fit your health needs. Bulk herbs are easy to use. You can make a tea, decoction, tincture, herbal capsules, poultice, creams, syrups, etc. Don’t be intimidated by the processes for making your own herbal remedies. It does take some time to learn, but the processes are simple.
Bulk herbs let you take charge of managing your health needs with nature’s remedies. They give you the opportunity to create exactly what you body needs to benefit the healing process. Consult with your healthcare provider to learn about what herbs you should be using and doses that will work best for you. Then explore the best way to use those herbs to suit your needs using bulk herbs.