Are your herbal medicines gluten free?

Can I give herbal medicines to my pets?

Can I give herbal medicines to my children?

Most of our liquid extracts are vegan. A few liquid extracts and all of our softgels contain beeswax, a bee product.

All our liquid herbal extracts and softgels are gluten free.

No – we don’t use artificial preservatives.

Yes, many people put liquid herbal extracts in their non-alcoholic drinks. Some do so to improve the taste. Others do so just to include the liquid herbal extract with other liquids they’re drinking.

We generally favor formulas because they offer greater health benefits, affordability and convenience.

The support level from formulas is better than individual herbs. Each herb in our formula works with the other herbs to provide your body with as many active constituents as possible, providing you with a high quality result.

The cost of buying one or two formulas versus buying single extracts found in each formula is significantly less. Formulations are generally a much better value.

Using formulations, instead of a variety of single herbs, is much more convenient. Buying individual herbs forces you to make your own formulations. By buying our formulations, you don’t have to guess as to what amount of each individual herb should be added to the formulation you are making. We’ve done the work for you.

We believe in liquid herbal extracts and softgels.

Liquid herbal extracts don’t contain fillers or binders. They’re also easily digested and get into your body quickly.

Softgels encapsulate the herbal liquid extracts. You’re not consuming ingredients that aren’t needed or aren’t necessary to supporting or promoting your health.

Herbs found in gummies, tablets and capsules are ground many months before they show up on store shelves, which means the active constituents’ potency is decreased. These delivery formats also use fillers, binders and other ingredients.

Yes, but the dose must be reduced. The child must also be at least one year of age. If the child is younger, please work with a knowledgeable primary care physician or herbalist.

Here are several methods you can use to adjust the dosage.

If a liquid herbal extract calls for a 30 drop dose for an adult, adjust the dosage by giving three drops per year of age to a child. For example, a three-year-old child would take nine drops of the extract (30 drops adult dosage: 3 drops x 3 years old = 9 drops). If the extract calls for a 10 drop dose for an adult, adjust the dosage by giving one drop per year of age. Therefore, a three-year-old child would take three drops of the extract (10 drop adult dosage: 1 drop x 3 years old = 3 drops). See the label’s suggested use section in the supplement facts box to learn about the adult dose.

Clarke’s Rule is another way you can adjust the dose for your child. Figure out a child's dosage by dividing the adult dosage by 150 pounds and multiplying the number by the weight of the child. For example, an adult dosage of 30 drops is divided by 150 pounds = 2/10 of a drop, multiplied by the weight of a 30-pound child = 6 drops.

Keep in mind that if your child is of slight build or underweight for his or her age, determine the correct dosage for the weight of the child using the Clarke Rule above. It most accurately takes the weight of the child into consideration.

If the child has a weak constitution, recuperating from an illness or is in any weakened state, cut the usual child's dosage by 25 percent.

Yes. The general rule is to give two drops per 10 pounds of the animal weight. For most pets, one of the best ways to give liquid herbal extracts is to mix them in their food.

These herbal medicines contain some herbs that are contraindicated during pregnancy.

Adrenotonic™

Congest Free™

CranBladder ReLeaf®

Deprezac™

Essiac Tonic

HB Pressure Tonic™

Herbaprofen®

Kava Cool Complex™

Kidney Tonic™

Liver Tonic™

Loviral ™

Lymphatonic™

Menopautonic™

Nervine Tonic™

Rocky Mountain Throat Syrup™

Singer’s Saving Grace®

ParaFree™

Peak Defense™

Phytocillin®

Respiratonic®

Smoke Free®

Stomach Tonic™

Ultimate Ginseng™

Vibrant Energy™

Yeast ReLeaf®

Congest Free™

Deprezac™

Herbaprofen®

Kava Cool Complex™

ParaFree™

Please don’t use softgels. Softgel shells contain beeswax.

In most cases you can safely use our liquid herbal extracts. Some of our liquid extracts contain Propolis, which people with bee product allergies should avoid.

Please note that not all side effects are negative.

ChlorOxygen® Chlorophyll Concentrate

While taking this product, dark green stools may occur.

CranBladder ReLeaf®

Peculiar urine smell and color may occur.

HB Pressure Tonic®

May cause low blood pressure.

Kidney Tonic™

Peculiar urine smell and color may occur.

Smoke Free®

Excessive use may cause nausea.


Adrenotonic®

Do not use during pregnancy.

Bug Itch ReLeaf® Spray

FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Discontinue use and consult with a doctor if condition persists or worsens. Do not use if you are allergic to bees or bee products.

ChlorOxygen® Chloropyll
Concentrate

Permanently stains fabrics, textiles, wood, and other materials.

Congest Free®

Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing.

CranBladder ReLeaf®

Do not use during pregnancy.

Deprezac®

Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing. Do not use this product while taking any prescription drug(s) without the advice of your prescribing physician. Avoid excessive exposure to UV irradiation (e.g., sunlight; tanning) when using this product.

Essiac Tonic

Do not use during pregnancy.

HB Pressure Tonic®

Do not use during pregnancy.

Herbaprofen®

Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing.

Ivy Itch ReLeaf®

FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Discontinue use and consult with a doctor if condition persists or worsens.

Kava Kool Complex™

Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing. FDA advises that a potential risk of rare, but severe, liver injury may be associated with kava-containing dietary supplements. Ask a healthcare professional before use if you have or have had liver problems, frequently use alcoholic beverages, or are taking any medication. Stop use and see a doctor if you develop symptoms that may signal liver problems (e.g., unexplained fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, fever, vomiting, dark urine, pale stools, yellow eyes or skin). Not for use by persons under 18 years of age. Do not take with alcoholic beverages. Excessive use, or use with products that cause drowsiness, may impair your ability to operate a vehicle or dangerous equipment.

Kidney Tonic™

Do not use during pregnancy.

Liver Tonic™

Do not use during pregnancy.

Loviral®

Do not use during pregnancy. A rare allergic reaction with skin rash, itching, and swelling may occur. Discontinue use. Reaction usually subsides within two weeks.

Lymphatonic™

Do not use during pregnancy.

Menopautonic™

Do not use during pregnancy.

Mouth Tonic™

Do not use if you are allergic to bees or bee products.

Mullein Garlic Ear

FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Do not use in ears with perforated eardrums.

Nervine Tonic™

Do not use during pregnancy.

ParaFree™

Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing.

Peak Defense™

Do not use during pregnancy.

Phytocillin®

Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use if you are allergic to bees or bee products.

Respiratonic®

Do not use during pregnancy.

Rocky Mountain Throat Syrup®

Do not use during pregnancy.

Singer’s Saving Grace®

Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use Cool Mint, Extra Strength, Honey Lemon or Serious Cinnamon if you are allergic to bees or bee products. Always sample any new throat product that might affect your voice at least one day before using your voice professionally.

Smoke Free®

Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing.

Stomach Tonic™

Do not use during pregnancy.

Stress ReLeaf®

Do not use during pregnancy.

Ultimate Ginseng™

Do not use during pregnancy.

Vibrant Energy™

Do not use during pregnancy.

Yeast ReLeaf®

Do not use during pregnancy.

Keep your liquid herbal extracts and softgels away from high temperatures and areas that receive direct sunlight. Sun and heat can reduce the level of active constituents in both liquid herbal extracts and softgels, which is why we use cold processes when making our herbal medicines. Softgels can also melt and possibly clump together when exposed to excessive heat.

Keep bottle caps and droppers firmly closed. Air can oxidize the herbal medicines, reducing their effectiveness.

Follow the expiration dates. Dispose of products that have expired.

Alcohol containing liquid herbal extracts, when stored properly, usually keep for years. With non alcohol liquid herbal extracts, the product should contain a natural preservative, such as citric acid. If a non alcohol liquid herbal extract doesn’t contain a preservative, smell it. If it has a musty odor or seems to have any growth in it, immediately discard.

Powdered Herbs | 1 – 6 months
Tea Bags
| 1 – 6 months
Capsules
| 1 – 12 months
Whole dried leaves (bulk)
| 2 – 12 months
Herbal tablets
| 2 – 24 months
Gummies |
6 - 24 months
Whole dried herbs
| 1 – 10 years
+Alcohol – containing liquid extracts
| 3 years
+Non alcohol liquid extracts
| 3 years
+Liquid herbal extract softgels
| 3 years

+ Liquid extracts that contain alcohol, opened or unopened, have a shelf life of at least three years when the recommendations made above are followed. Softgels will last three years, opened or unopened. Refrigeration is not needed for liquid extracts or softgels.

Generally, we recommend liquid herbal extracts and softgels be taken before or between meals. The active constituents are then able to rapidly enter the bloodstream and immediately go to the areas where the support is needed.