Herbs

 

As we all know mother nature can be testy and sometimes downright unkind to the growing patterns of certain plants. Because of this, herbs will have to be ordered by phone or email. Please be patient with us as we keep up with the orders.

607-566-2701

email: herbs@healingspiritsherbfarm.com

ALL SALES ARE FINAL ~ WE CANNOT ACCEPT RETURNS DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE PRODUCTS WE OFFER. 

Please see instructions below on how to store your herbs.

 It helps us if you could take some time and let us know what you might be needing for the coming year, so we can plan accordingly. Thank you.

Thank you for choosing Healing Spirits Herbs! 

Herb Name Latin Name

Dried

1lb

Dried

1/2lb

Dried

1/4lb

Fresh
Alfalfa Leaf Medicago sativa 25.00 14.00 10.00 13.00
Angelica Root Angelica archangelica 37.00 20.00 13.00 21.00
Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculm 25.00 14.00 10.00

13.00

Ashwagandha Withania somnifera 37.00 20.00 13.00

21.00

Bee Balm

Monarda fistulosa  25.00 14.00 10.00 13.00
Birch Sweet Bark Betula lenta 37.00 20.00 13.00 21.00
Bidens Bidens pilosa 25.00 14.00 10.00 21.00
Black Walnut Hulls Juglans nigra 25.00 14.00 10.00 13.00
 Boneset Lf & Fl Eupatorium perfoliatum  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
 Borage Lf & Fl Borage officinalis  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Burdock Root Arcticum lappa  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
 Burdock Seed Arcticum lappa  37.00  20.00  13.00  21.00 
 Blue Vervain Lf & Fl Verbena hastata  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica 25.00 14.00 10.00 13.00
Chamomile Matricaria recutita 81.00 43.00 25.00 60.00
 Calamus Root Acorus calamus  37.00  20.00 13.00 21.00
 Calendula Flower Calendula officinalis  40.00  22.00 13.00 25.00
 Carrot Seed Wild Daucus carota 41.00  22.00  14.00  n/a
 Catnip Lf & Fl Nepeta cataria  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Celandine Leaf Chelidonium majus   25.00 14.00  10.00  13.00 
 Cherry Bark Wild Prunus serotina  37.00  20.00  13.00  21.00 
 Chickweed Stellaria media   37.00  20.00  13.00  21.00 
 Cleavers Gulium aparine  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Coltsfoot Leaf Tussilago farfara  25.00  14.00  10.00  15.00 
 Comfrey Leaf Symphytum officinale 25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Comfrey Root Symphtum officinale  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Corn Silk (Yellow)  Maize Silk

15.00/ounce 

     
 Crampbark Viburnum opulus  37.00  20.00  13.00  25.00 
 Dandelion Leaf Taraxacum officinale  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Dandelion Root Taraxacum officinale  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Echinacea Lf & Fl Echinacea purpurea  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
 Echinacea Root  Echinacea purpurea 37.00  20.00  13.00  21.00 
 Elderflower Sambucua nigna  51.00  27.00  17.00  36.00 
 Elderberry Sambucua nigna  37.00  20.00  13.00  21.00
 Elcampane Root Inula helenium  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
 Feverfew Lf & Fl Tanacetum parthenium  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Gingko Leaf Gingko biloba  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Golden Rod Lf & Fl Solidago spp  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
Gravel Root Eupatorium purpureum 37.00 20.00 13.00 17.00
 Hawthorne Berries Crategus oxyacantha  51.00  27.00  17.00  36.00 
 Horsetail Equesetum arvense  25.00  14.00  10.00  17.00 
Hops Humulus lupulus 15.00 per oz      
 Hyssop Lf & Fl  Hyssopus officinalis 25.00  14.00  10.00  17.00 
 Japanese Knotweed Polygonum cuspidatum  25.00  14.00  10.00  17.00 

Japanese Knotweed (finely sifted)

Polygonum cuspidatum  35.00 20.00 13.00 NA
Lamb's Quarters Chenopodium spp 25.00 14.00 10.00 17.00
 Lady's Mantle Alchemilla vulgaris  25.00  14.00  10.00 

17.00 

Lavender Leaf Lavendula spp 25.00 14.00 10.00

13.00

 Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
 Marshmallow Root Althea officinalis  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
Marshmallow Leaf Althea officinalis 25.00 14.00 10.00 13.00
 Meadowsweet Lf & Fl Spiraca alba  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Mint Blend Wild  Mentha spp 25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Motherwort Lf & Fl Leonurus cardica  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Mugwort Leaf Atemisia vulgaris  25.00  14.00  10.00  11.00 
 Mullein Leaf Verbascum thapsus  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
 Mullein Root Verbascum thapsus  51.00  27.00  17.00  36.00
 Nettle Leaf Urtica dioica  40.00  22.00  13.00   25.00
 Nettle Root Urtica dioica  37.00  20.00  13.00  21.00 
 Nettle Seed Urtica dioica  $8.00 per ounce      
 Oats Milky Head Avena sativa  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
Periwinkle Littorina littorea 25.00 14.00 10.00 17.00
 Plantain Plantago major  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
 Poke Root Phytolacca anericana  25.00  14.00  10.00  17.00 
 Propolis   51.00  27.00  17.00   
Poplar Bud Populus supp       Fresh only, $40/lb
Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria 25.00 14.00 10.00 17.00
 Raspberry Wild Lf Rubus spp  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
 Red Clover Blossoms Trifolium pratense  60.00  32.00  18.00  41.00 
 Red Clover Lf & Fl Trifolium pratense  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
 Roses-Buds & Petals Rosa centifolia  60.00  32.00  18.00  51.00 
 Rue Lf & Fl  Ruta graveolens 25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
Quack Grass Elytrigia spp 25.00 14.00 10.00 13.00
 Sage Leaf Salvia officinalis  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
Shepard's Purse Capsella bursa-pastoris 25.00 14.00 10.00 13.00
 Skullcap Scutellaria lateriflora   25.00 14.00  10.00  13.00 
Spilanthes Acmella oleracea 25.00 14.00 10.00 13.00
 Spearmint Mentha spicata  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
Solomon's Seal Polygontum multiforum 51.00 27.00 17.00 47.00
 Stevia Leaf Stevia rebaudiana  25.00  14.00  10.00  13.00 
 St. John's Wort Hypericum perforatum  25.00  14.00  10.00  20.00 
 Sweet Annie Artemisia annua  30.00  18.00 12.00 17.00 
 Teasel Root Dipsacus sylvestrus  81.00  43.00  25.00  25.00 
Tulsi (Holy Basil) Ocimum sanctum 30.00 18.00 12.00 20.00
Valerian Root  Valerianna officinalis  30.00  18.00 12.00 13.00 
Watercress Nasturtium officinale 25.00 14.00 13.00 15.00
 White Oak Bark Quercus alba  37.00  20.00  13.00  21.00 
 While Willow Bark Salix alba  37.00  20.00  13.00  21.00 
Witch Hazel Bark Hamamelis virginiana 37.00 20.00 13.00 21.00
 Wood Betony Betonica officinalis  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
 Wormwood Artemisia absinthium  25.00  14.00 10.00 13.00 
Yarrow Lf & Fl Achilea millefolium 25.00 14.00 10.00 13.00
Yellow Dock Root Rumex crispus 25.00 14.00 13.00 13.00

Violet Leaf

Viola odorata 51.00 27.00 17.00 41.00

 

             How To Store Dry Herbs

1. Store in Airtight Containers. Oxygen will degrade herbs over time, so storing your dried herbs in airtight containers is best. Glass jars are the absolute best. Glass allows the herbs to breath, keeps excess air and moisture out, and maintains the integrity of the herb for the longest period of time. If the lid of the jar you are using has cardboard in the inner lid, remove it, as it invariably contains moisture. Avoid using plastic if possible, as it may leach chemicals into your herbs. I like to store my dried herbs in glass canning jars. I love that they come in all different sizes as some herbs I use a lot of and others I only use sparingly.  

2. Keep Out of Direct Sunlight. While those rays of sunlight hitting your jars of herbs might look pretty, they are actually doing damage to the potency of the herbs. Heat and Light will destroy the essence of the herbs very quickly.  For this reason, it’s best to store them out of direct sunlight. Keep them in a closed cabinet or make a curtain to cover them if need be.

3. Keep in a Cool and Dry Location. You want your herbs to stay cool and dry for maximum shelf life. Do not store them near a hot stove or in a steamy bathroom. We keep ours in a kitchen cabinet, not over the stove where there is extra heat and moisture, and where they are easy to see and remember to use. Remember the words – “cool, dark and dry.”  

4. Be Sure to Label Purchase Date. Keeping track of how old your herbs are is an important habit to develop. Whenever you put a new herb on the shelf, label what it is and when it was harvested or purchased. Make sure to label your herbs with a name and date! I can tell you from experience that Lemon Balm and Mint tend to look a lot alike, as do many other herbs. If you don't want to play the 'taste it and try to guess what it is' game, then make sure you label them! Also, make sure herbs pass the smell test before using. Just open the container and give it a big sniff. If the herbs smell rancid, moldy or just ‘off’ don't use them. If they don't seem to smell at all then crush a leaf between your fingers. This will release the oils in the herbs and should renew the scent. As herbs age they lose their potency and you may need to use a little extra in your recipe to get the same effect or taste. How long will dried herbs last? There is no definitive answer - it depends. Color, they should retain the same color as when it was fresh with very little color variation. Smell, herbs have distinctive odors that are an effective means to determine quality. They should smell strongly, not necessarily “good.” If they have no smell, they should be tossed. Remember Valerian will not smell nice, but as long as it smells like “dirty socks” it is good to use. Taste, herbs should have a distinctive fresh flavor, not necessarily good, depending on the herb, rather on the “potency of the flavor.”  Do they taste Fresh? Vital? Strong? Distinctive?  Effect, herbs must work effectively. If your herbs are not working, suspect first its quality. The shelf-life of an herb is determined by how long it retains its quality of freshness.

Here is a good list to follow when labeling:

-Name

-Botanical name

-Harvest date (if known)

-Purchase date (if applicable)

-Organic/Wild-crafted.

Having the highest quality herbs is something that all herbalists should strive for, and it isn’t hard if a little care is taken. Labels with names and dates take all the guesswork out of it, and you can get into a system of replenishing when the need arises. Make your herbal apothecary your space, treat it like a special place, and your dried herbs will last for quite a while. If you follow these tips for storing dried herbs, you will have the freshest herbs possible in your herbal apothecary!

 


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