It’s hard to get your hands on as much good quality Chinese herbs as you want when you’re traveling, but that’s why I’m doing this post.
In a previous article, I explained how you can get a ton of herbs from myanmar and how you should definitely start your own herbal medicine supply chain in order to grow your own.
Today, I’m going to talk about how to get enough herbs for your trip to Myanmar without having a cooking job.
It’s pretty straightforward.
You can buy them at Asian grocery stores, local markets, or online, but here’s a handy list of all the places that carry it: Amazon – Budget supermarket stores carry some of the best quality herbs, but the best ones tend to be expensive.
A few online shops carry more affordable products, but I’d recommend going with the ones you can find in Asian supermarkets.
Amazon has a few options, but all are cheaper than buying from Chinese grocery stores.
Bidz – Bids on herbs are fairly low and they sell them at a very low price.
I found one online vendor selling 100g of fresh herbs for $0.95.
Best Buy – The best online seller for herbs is Best Buy, which sells up to 10,000g at $2.99 a gram.
Ebay – You might not have a good idea of what you can expect to find at a Chinese grocery store or a Chinese e-bay seller, but there are some places that you can buy herbs online that are much better than the ones on Ebay.
Gourmet Garden – There are several online shops that carry herbs, including the ones mentioned above, but you’ll want to try the ones that you find on Ebacards.
Freshly picked herbs tend to sell for $1-$2 a gram at the most, and some of them are cheaper.
Korean Fresh – Fresh herbs tend not to be as expensive as other types of herbs, so I think you can save money here if you go with Korean sellers.
Nestor’s Fresh – This one is the cheapest online supplier of fresh herbal herbs.
Safeway – Somewhat pricey, but Safeway sells herbs at a cheaper price than any other online seller.
Poppy seed is another option, but it can be a bit hard to find online.
Wholesale grocery stores – Whole Foods has some of my favorite local vendors, but they do not carry all of the herbs listed above.
If you can, go to a local supermarket and look for herbs at the end of the aisle.
Dried herbs, seeds, and spices can be found at the Asian section of your local grocery store.
Food markets – If the ingredients you need are not in bulk, you can also buy them from a local food market.
Many of the vendors will sell the same herbs at different prices.
Coupons for buying herbs – When you get to a Chinese supermarket, you’ll see coupons to buy herbs and spices from various vendors, and I like the convenience of this.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the coupons, though, as you may be surprised by what you’re able to find there.
Other ways to get herbs without cooking – Another way to get some herbs without spending a lot is by growing them in your own kitchen.
There’s a lot more to herbal medicine than you think, so if you want to learn more, check out this guide to get started.
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