While herbs and spices generally don’t spoil, they will lose their potency over time. How the herbs and spices are stored will play a large role in how long they retain their potency. If stored in airtight containers, such as glass jars, and kept in a cool, dark, dry place, whole herbs and spices can last up to 3-6 years and ground herbs and spices can last 1-4 years. While the FDA final GMP rule for dietary supplements does not require the establishment of product expiration dates, it does stipulate that a company that chooses to display an expiration or best before date, on any product, is required to have scientific, stability testing results that support the published shelf life of that product. Western bulk herbs are in polyfoil, barrier-sealed bags, which protect the contents from exposure to light and moisture, to preserve the freshness, aroma, and potency of our products.
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Use and Dosage of Products: The FDA currently restricts statements about the functions of herbs or supplements. The herbs we sell are dietary supplements, intended for further processing (tea, tincture, decoction, poultice, compress, eye wash, or encapsulation). We are not able to legally or ethically give medical information, including traditional function information, in this online store. Please consult your local qualified herbalist or a reliable reference manuals for traditional indications and functions of these herbs, as well as dosage and preparation. In many states, acupuncturists are allowed to prescribe these herbs as medicines.
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