What is Nutraceutical?February 2, 2019
LCL and FCLFebruary 4, 2019
Herbs are vulnerable to contamination and deterioration; therefore, to maintain their potency it is necessary to store them in a specific environment under certain conditions. A clean, dry, dark and cool place provides a perfect set-up for the preservation of herbs, as moisture, light, air, and warm temperature affect the active ingredients of the herbs negatively. Any temperature between 8 degrees to 25 degrees Celsius is considered suitable for the storage of herbs.
Herbs that are well taken care of and shielded from bacteria and other harmful conditions have a specific shelf life. Roots and barks stay fit for use for about 2 years or more, while leaves and flowers stay functional for about 6 months to 1 year.
While supplying we test the herbs for microbiological elements, aflatoxins, ochratoxins, heavy metals, and pesticides as most of our supplied herbs are used as ingredients in nutraceuticals.
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Herbal Wisdom Institute: Collecting, Drying, and storing Medicinal Herbs
Frugally Sustainable: Creating a Kitchen Pharmacy: Tips for Buying and Storing Medicinal Herbs