$200 total for herbals for a month? I think that's very cheap personally. I guess it's all relative and perspective.
I don't believe we ever spent that much per month on herbals (but probably close on some of our higher treatment months) - and that is treating all four of us. Granted, we have lower doses (because we were so reactive) compared to many others (and went extremely slowly), so that is a factor in that we don't use nearly as much as some others here.
Back in the day when we did abx, we had really good coverage that covered nearly all of the abx. However, comparing to those IRL and others on this board, some people have paid more in their copay for mepron alone than what I've paid for herbals.
Heck, I use to pay a lot in supplements back in the day (fortunately, I've dropped most of them nowadays).
Like I said, it's just my opinion.
Herbals are definitely one of the cheaper things we've tried - in my experience of dealing with this for several years. We've done many mainstream and alternatives. A lot of the treatments are very expensive!! Compare to hbot, uvlrx, uvi, fct, rife, spooky, nutritional IVs/Myers/VitC, ozone IV, etc [we haven't done all of those]. And look at what some people pay for clinics (thousands!) in US and internationally.
Compare to abx? That would indeed vary based on your medical insurance coverage.
So, yep, $200/mo would be cheap to me to get our health back!!!! Oh my gosh, that seems like nothing compared to what I've paid/tried for other things over the years.
FWIW - I am rare in that I no longer let insurance dictate to me how I could get well. Once I let go of that for us, that is when we could find paths for healing. Of course, that meant that I had to pay out of pocket for things. But it was a no brainer to me - work through insurance which paid but failed to help us - or go away from insurance's limitations but heal and pay more. Our (US) medical system is very broken/flawed.