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Herbal Basics:  Choosing Quality Herbs
October 17, 2013

Herbal Basics: Choosing Quality Herbs

Many folks complain that herbal remedies do not work. Sadly, this is often due to poor quality herbs. Herbs lose their potency over time. Improper growing, handling or storage will result in poor quality herbs with little flavor and few beneficial properties. To make good quality herbal products you must start with the best quality herbs!
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Herbal Basics: Fresh vs Dried Herbs
October 8, 2013

Herbal Basics: Fresh vs Dried Herbs

When using herbs for culinary or therapeutic use, one of the most common questions is . . . which is better, dried herbs or fresh herbs? When using herbs to make skin care products, I recommend that beginners use dried herbs for the best results and longest shelf life. The moisture content of fresh herbs may cause mold to form in infusions, especially oils.
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