If you are having a hard time in buying bulk herbs or even just finding the herbs you need then hopefully the few little points provided below will help to improve your situation for you.
Watch for Red Flags
As you carry out a search for the herbs you require in catalogs and on websites and a company boasts of a miracle cure or a product which heals every disease that you have ever heard of then ignore it. Also it is important that you are cautious of those companies that only sell one type of product (such as anti-cancer formulas) as these companies are more than likely to be a scam.
Know What you are Looking For
If at all possible when buying bulk herbs choose a company that includes on its product labels the Latin as well as the Common name or the herb, what strength the herb is (this will appear as a ratio on liquids and as milligrams for capsules) plus any warnings regarding the herb. If you can contact the company in question for further information should they not provide details in their catalog or on their website?
What to consider when looking for a supplier
When you are looking for an herbal supplier then why not look to see if there is one close to where you live. It is better for you if you are able to see, smell and touch the herbs before you make any purchase. Also confirm that the herbs you wish to purchase have been food graded (even those used for medicinal purposes should have this grading on them).
Check that they have packed the herbs in an environment which conforms to local health department standards and that they are in sealed packages. However it is important to remember that organic herbs are untreated and therefore they will not carry any chemical residue on them. So although the package may claim the herbs inside are either natural, botanical, wild or pesticide free they may not actually be. So it is vital that you ask the supplier the conditions in which the herbs were grown and then gathered before being packaged.
Always Check the Labels
Read and check the labels very carefully and do not just rely on the common name of the herb and always look at its scientific name so that you know exactly what it is you are buying. If you are buying your herbs on line then make your choice based on the information that the company has provided and if when you ask questions and they do not reply then do not use them. Also it is important that you check the prices of the herbs that you are buying prior to making any purchases as there are some companies out there which charge very high prices for relatively common plants. Take your time before you make any decisions.
As you see there is a lot of effort that is needed on your part when locating and buying bulk herbs but it is well worth it as after all your health is very important to you.