(edit: it's early and I missed the "nourishing" word in your original post, so, my first recommendations are probably the best. )
If you want nourishing infusions for your own health to drink, Nettle and Oatstraw are two of my favorite (as well as Red Clover & Comfrey for many friends).
However, if you are using the herbs for trinctures (or Glycerides or syrups, etc) or salves, then that will change the type of herbs you'd purchase. Comfrey is excellent for healing wounds, I know a friend who goes through roasted dandelion root like crazy, and another who can't harvest enough Plantain for the salves she makes and gives away. Your milage may vary.
Here's a good overview of different herbs, but I'm sure the other Wise Women here can chime in as well.
I mostly stick to infusions, (and salves in small batches), so in my case "Nettle" is really the only thing I buy in bulk like that.
There's also the some good info around teh other areas of Susun's site for reference:
http://www.blubrry.com/beyond50/401379/ ... infusions/
My first thought too was "it depends".... it depends on your lifestyle, any particular health issues that you might have, who you are going to be sharing your herbs with...
So I'd 2nd the idea of stocking up on the nourishing herbs like oatstraw and red clover.... something I would get (personally) is mullien flowers, I use them so much during the winter months whenever my children or I come down with a cough.... another very useful herb for me is mallow, that makes a nice tea too..... though a kilo is a lot! Have you got the facilities to store them well???? Another very useful herbal remedy I always like to have on hand is slippery elm bark in case of upset stomachs...
My lifestyle is a fairly busy one, 6 children at home, farm to run while husband is harvesting, getting ready for a 9 day craft show, and that's just the beginning. As for my health that is not the best, I suffer from fibro myalgia (? on the spelling) arthritis, regular migraines, back problems and asthma. If I was an animal a vet would put me down :l .
Will have a read of the other articles and see if that helps as well, again many thanks.
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