Herbs do not "go bad", they lose potency. Heat,
light, and moisture damage the dried botanicals. Proper storage
for medicinal and culinary herbs requires glass containers,
well-sealed, away from moisture, heat and light. Do not store
herbs or spices in plastic, vinyl bags, aluminum or tin
containers. Avoid keeping herbs near the stove, in the
refrigerator, or in the bathroom.
With proper storage, you can expect the following
whole, dried - 2 years
cut, dried - 1 year
powdered - 6 months
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