Price Variations for some Herbs and Spices
2-Ton Quantities through Retail

by Richard Alan Miller ©1998

[from The Potential Of Herbs As A Cash Crop, Revised and Expanded Edition,
Richard Alan Miller, ©1998.† Acres, USA, Metairie, LA]

TABLE 29

Price Variations for some Herbs and Spices, 2 Ton Quantities through Retail

HERB/SPICE

2 TON

500 LB.

100 LB.

1 LB.

RETAIL

$/LB.†††††† $/OZ.

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

0.16

0.80

1.60

2.55

8.00

0.50

*Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea)

2.40

4.80

5.60

6.25

13.60

0.85

Anise (Pimpinella anisum)

0.90

1.80

2.40

2.95

9.60

0.60

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

1.60

2.50

2.80

3.50

8.00

0.50

*Bay (Umbellularia californica)

1.50

2.40

2.90

3.50

15.20

0.95

*Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

1.20

2.00

2.80

4.00

14.40

0.90

*Blackberry (Rubus fruiticosus)

0.60

1.60

1.85

2.50

12.80

0.80

*Black Cohosh (Cimicifugo racemosa)

1.20

2.80

4.00

6.30

10.40

0.65

*Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus)

1.10

1.85

2.30

3.35

16.00

1.00

*Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalicatroides)

1.00

2.50

3.75

8.00

12.80

0.80

*Borage (Borago officinalis)

3.20

4.00

4.60

8.00

19.20

1.20

*Burdock (Borago officinalis)

1.40

1.85

2.40

4.80

13.60

0.85

*Calamus (Acorus calamus)

0.90

1.60

2.20

4.40

14.40

0.90

Caraway (Carum carvi)

0.95

1.20

1.60

2.20

12.80

0.80

*Cascara segrada (Cascara segrada)

1.25

1.40

2.00

4.05

22.40

1.40

*Catnip (Nepeta catara)

0.85

1.40

1.90

3.55

11.20

0.70

Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)

3.50

3.70

4.00

4.55

12.80

0.80

*Chapparal (Larrea mexicana)

0.90

1.70

2.20

3.35

14.40

0.90

Chervil (Anthiscus cerfoloum)

3.40

4.80

5.30

6.80

16.00

1.00

*Chickweed (Stellaria media)

1.80

2.50

3.20

4.50

13.60

0.85

*Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

0.90

1.40

1.90

2.80

10.40

0.65

*Coltsfoot (Tussilago farafara)

0.80

1.20

1.80

2.75

22.40

1.40

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

1.80

2.60

4.20

7.20

28.80

1.80

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)

0.65

0.90

1.40

2.25

12.00

0.75

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)

1.25

1.80

2.20

2.75

25.60

1.60

*Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

2.70

3.20

4.00

5.25

16.00

1.00

*Devilís Club (Oplopanax horridum)

1.80

2.20

2.60

3.00

25.60

1.60

Dill (Anethum graveolens)

1.00

1.80

2.40

4.00

12.80

0.80

*Desert Tea (Ephedra nevadensis)

1.10

1.90

2.20

3.50

28.80

1.80

*Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia)

9.00

16.00

19.50

26.35

56.00

3.50

*Elder (Sambucus nigra)

2.40

3.20

4.30

8.95

22.40

1.40

*Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

0.95

1.40

2.00

3.90

32.00

2.00

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

0.85

1.40

1.85

2.55

12.80

0.80

Garlic (Allium sativum)

1.20

1.85

2.20

3.85

19.20

1.20

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

0.85

1.35

1.85

3.25

13.60

0.85

*Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium)

180.00

220.00

270.00

340.00

1440.00

90.00

*Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)

24.00

32.00

40.00

69.50

128.00

8.00

Hop (Humulus lupulus)

0.85

1.60

2.20

4.75

12.80

0.80

*Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

0.80

1.45

1.80

2.40

14.40

0.90

*Horsetail (Equisetum arvensa)

0.75

1.20

1.55

1.85

16.00

1.00

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

0.65

1.05

1.80

3.55

12.80

0.80

*Kelp (Fucus versiculosus)

0.60

0.85

1.05

2.20

9.60

0.60

*Kinikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

0.75

1.00

1.60

2.35

14.40

0.90

Lavendar (Lavandula officinalis)

3.50

4.50

5.00

9.50

24.00

1.50

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

1.80

2.40

2.85

4.95

13.60

0.85

Lemon Verbena (Lippia citriodora)

2.20

3.20

3.65

4.80

19.20

1.20

*Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

0.80

1.60

1.90

4.05

16.00

1.00

*Lobelia (Lobelia inflata)

2.20

2.50

2.90

4.40

19.20

1.20

*Lovage (Levisticum officinale)

1.45

2.00

2.80

5.20

14.40

0.90

*Mandrake (Podophyllum peltatum)

0.95

1.65

2.00

3.80

24.00

1.50

Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

0.40

0.90

1.40

2.45

11.20

0.70

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

0.85

1.45

1.80

2.50

9.60

0.60

*Marshmallow (Althea officinalis)

2.20

2.80

3.20

4.60

25.60

1.60

*Mistletoe (Phoradendron flavenscens)

0.55

0.95

1.60

3.50

12.80

0.80

*Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

1.00

1.60

2.20

3.65

14.40

0.90

*Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

0.85

1.20

1.80

3.85

10.40

0.65

Nettle (Urtica urens)

1.10

1.80

2.40

4.20

9.60

0.60

Oatstraw (Avena sativa)

0.32

0.90

1.20

2.80

8.00

0.50

Onion (Allium cepa)

0.85

1.40

1.80

3.40

9.60

0.60

Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

0.80

1.60

1.90

3.75

14.40

0.90

*Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium)

2.00

2.80

3.50

4.80

16.00

1.00

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)

2.00

2.65

2.90

4.80

13.60

0.85

Passion Flower (Passiflora caerulea)

0.85

1.60

1.95

5.25

12.80

0.80

*Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)

0.95

1.90

2.40

3.95

10.40

0.65

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

1.20

1.80

2.40

2.75

16.00

1.00

*Pippissawa (Chimaphila umbellata)

2.20

2.65

3.40

5.45

24.00

1.50

*Plantain (Plantago major)

0.80

1.25

1.70

4.00

9.60

0.60

*Poke (Phytolacca americana)

1.40

2.00

2.60

3.20

8.00

0.50

*Queen-of-the-Meadow (Eupatorium purpureum)

1.90

2.40

2.65

4.80

24.00

1.50

Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

0.85

1.30

1.60

3.35

14.40

0.90

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

2.00

3.50

4.80

8.95

16.00

1.00

*Rosehip (Rosa canina)

0.45

0.90

1.40

2.95

8.00

0.50

Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis)

0.45

0.90

1.35

2.30

8.00

0.50

Rue (Ruta graveolens)

1.60

2.60

2.90

3.80

24.00

1.50

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

0.95

1.40

1.85

3.70

12.80

0.80

*St. Johnís Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

0.90

1.80

2.45

4.95

16.00

1.00

*Sarsapariila (Smilax regelii)

0.95

2.00

2.60

4.60

14.40

0.90

*Sassafras (Sassafrass albidum)

2.60

3.50

4.20

10.95

19.20

1.20

Savory (Satureia hortensis)

1.20

1.90

2.20

3.10

9.60

0.60

*Scullcap (Scutellaria hortensis)

3.50

4.50

6.00

9.50

17.60

1.10

*Shepherdís Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

0.90

1.20

1.80

3.60

11.20

0.70

*Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)

3.20

4.00

4.80

9.40

8.00

0.50

Spearmint (Mentha viridis)

0.95

1.40

1.80

2.55

14.40

0.90

Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

0.85

1.25

1.65

4.50

12.80

0.80

*Tansy (Tanacetum vulgaris)

0.85

1.00

1.65

3.20

8.00

0.50

Tarrigon (Artemesia dracunculus)

4.80

6.00

8.00

12.95

32.00

2.00

Thyme (Thymus vulgare)

1.60

2.20

2.90

3.90

16.00

1.00

*Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

0.85

1.20

2.00

5.25

14.40

0.90

*Vervain (Verbena hastatin)

0.85

1.40

1.90

3.20

16.00

1.00

*Walnut (Juglans nigra)

0.15

0.40

0.80

1.80

9.60

0.60

*White Oak (Quercus alba)

0.40

0.95

1.40

2.60

14.40

0.90

*Wild Cherry (Prunus serotina)

0.80

1.35

1.70

3.85

22.40

1.40

*Wild Lettuce (Lactuca scariola)

0.80

1.60

1.90

2.80

12.80

0.80

*Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

1.20

1.90

2.40

4.25

22.40

1.40

*Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

1.40

2.20

2.80

4.60

12.80

0.80

*Woodruff (Asperula odorata)

1.00

1.80

2.40

4.20

12.80

0.80

*Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

0.85

1.40

1.90

4.65

12.80

0.80

*Yarrow (Archillea millefolium)

0.65

1.00

1.40

2.30

16.00

1.00

*Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)

0.90

1.70

2.20

3.45

11.20

0.70

*Yerma Mateí (Ilex paraguaiensis)

0.60

0.95

1.40

3.35

14.40

0.90

*Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californicum)

0.95

1.80

2.40

3.90

16.00

1.00

*Foraged or has good forage potential

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