This glass will best preserve the potency of any food or herbs you store inside.
What is Miron Glass? Although it looks black from the outside, Miron is a violet glass. If you look at it with a light source behind it, you’ll be able to see this.
While it has only come into modern consciousness recently, first being produced in our modern age back in 1995, evidence suggests that violet glass was used by the ancient Egyptians as well as medieval alchemists to protect special herbs and materials.
When it comes to herbs there are a few natural things that can degrade their quality; light, air, and heat. (For more information on this see this blog post about the shelf lives of herbs.)
For these reasons, we recommend you keep your herbs sealed in their package and in a dark and cool cabinet. For most, there is no reason to refrigerate. Our black bags help to keep the light out.
The most important thing for you to do is to keep the air out as much as possible. In some of the herbs, we even add in an oxygen absorber to help with this.
Clear glass lets in the entire light spectrum. Cobalt and amber glass block some of it. Miron glass only allows in the violet color, as well as UV and infrared light.
Storage Tests with Miron Glass
What do these wavelengths mean for you? Several tests have shown that use of Miron glass can dramatically improve the shelf life and potency of various products. Possibly more so than completely blocking all light.
You can see what just two months of storage in the different jars did to these chives, under conditions of both sunlight and normal indoor light. Which one would you want to use?
Not only will these taste and smell better, but that also means more of the medicinal properties and nutrition is preserved.
Another test showed what seven months did to a cherry tomato under room temperature with sunlight coming in.
In addition, tests with beekeepers in Germany have found that Miron Glass best conserves the taste, smell, color, structure and enzymes of honey. (Honey is normally shelf stable for long periods of time, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be even better protected, as was shown in these tests.)
Similar other tests have been conducted with spirulina, rose water and more.
More Esoteric Properties of Miron Glass?
The following image shows water crystal photography as made popular by Masaru Emoto. The images are shown with Miron Glass next to brown and clear glass. The first set of pictures is after 7 days. The second set of pictures is after 74 days. You are free to draw your own conclusions based on these photos.
Theories on how Miron works goes beyond photodegradation. Fritz-Albert Popp talked about biophotonics which, “provide a new powerful tool for assessing the quality of food (like freshness and shelf life), microbial infections, environmental influences and for substantiating medical diagnosis and therapy.”
While I can’t find this work published in any journal, I share it here. “Since 1988, Dr. Niggli has collaborated scientifically with Professor Popp. In the middle of the nineties he started biophotonic research on the quality of food stored in a variety of package materials. The results of this studies are shown in figure 6. Biological samples stored in violet-glass preserve their quality of bio-energy significantly better than in classical package (e.g. amber glass, Aluminum foil and plastic).”
This other chart shows the chives from earlier as measured in this way.
We considered packaging all of our herbs in Miron glass but it would increase the cost, not to mention shipping prices. Plus our best customers would end up with hundreds of bottles!
Instead, we’ve decided to make these available standalone. You can buy one, or a few, and use them to store your Lost Empire Herbs, as well as much else.
They’re reusable, washable, and will last forever as long as you don’t break them.
Three Sizes Available
250 mL – This jar is a little wider than the above but the same height. It holds all 100-gram bags of herbs. Gynostemma tea is a great one to save in Miron glass to preserve freshness! Albizia and Phoenix Formula are also 100g offerings.
1 L – This can fit any of our 250 gram bagged herbs with room to spare. These would be for “Megadose” sized herbs like our largest bag of Pine pollen powder, Goji berry or Seabuckthornberry bags. Or if you decide to stock up, you could double up on smaller bags for safekeeping in this largest Miron jar.