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Brands of herbs for when you must buy store-bought?  RSS feed

 
anni telfer
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I need some butterbur, and for fairly cheap. But I've always just bought herbs in bulk from my local store or grown/foraged my own, so I want to make sure I'm getting a decent-quality product. Any suggested brands/sources?
 
Steven Feil
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Recommendations:

1) read this thread: http://www.permies.com/t/34351/medicinal-herbs/Grow-Yer-Stuff-Garbage

2) stay away from BRANDS!

3) if you can't grow or wildcraft your own then use a GOOD supplier of WHOLE herb like Mountain Rose Herbs http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/
 
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Nature's Sunshine spends a lot of their money testing their products and checking up on their producers to make sure what they're selling and what you think you're buying are the same thing.

Still, my advice for the long term would be to get some butter burr seed and grow your own if it's an herb you routinely use. THe quality of your own stuff will be vastly better than anything commercial.

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Doc Jones wrote:get some butter burr seed and grow your own

Oh, you are the evil one this morning, Patrick!!!

Heck, they might as well get some Goathead (puncturevine) while they are at it....
 
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Steven Feil wrote:
Doc Jones wrote:get some butter burr seed and grow your own

Oh, you are the evil one this morning, Patrick!!!

Heck, they might as well get some Goathead (puncturevine) while they are at it....


I think you're thinking of Burr buttercup. Butter burr is actually cute.



Patrick
 
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