Herbal medicine comes in raw tea form, powder, or pills, in descending order of price and potency.
They can cost anywhere from $10-50/week, and prescription duration can range from a few days to a few months, depending on the condition. Herbal supplements are scientifically studied and often indispensable to treating chronic illness.
The formulas we use are manufactured in California, Oregon or New York, and tested to confirm accuracy and purity. We do offer tele-health herbal consultations, which for chronic conditions most often requires bi-weekly visits over the course of a few months.
HOW TO TAKE HERBS:
- Not before 8am or after 8pm. Ideally in hot water, but not caffeine, as it may interfere with absorption.
- 1-2 hours apart from other drugs, also to prevent interference.
- Ideally 30-90 minutes before meals, unless otherwise instructed. However, more important than taking herbs “ideally” is taking them consistently, so with or without food is OK.
- Should you catch a cold while taking any formula discontinue it and wait to resume until the cold is fully resolved.
- It is not odd or excessive for an herbalist to prescribe 8-15 pills at a time. Keep in mind this is food-grade medicine.
- If the taste is too bitter for you it’s best to wait a few minutes and chase with either a few raisins or salted nuts; or brush your teeth. Do not add sugar or honey.