Questions and Answers about Herbal extracts
What are herbal extracts?
Herbal extracts are the "essence" of bulk herbs. Through a long and sophisticated process. The active components in bulk herbs are removed and condensed into herbal extracts. The finished products, herbal extracts are approximately six times more potent than bulk herbs.
What is the manufacturing process of herbal extracts?
The manufacturing process of herbal extracts follows the standard Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). It starts with the selection of the finest raw herbs, followed by the most stringent manufacturing procedures and finishes with numerous quality assurance tests. The manufacturing standard imposed on Herbal Doctor Remedies is so stringent it meets or exceeds the requirement set by FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and several European Countries.
Are herbal extracts are effective as herbal decoctions?
Yes, herbal extracts are as effective as herbal decoction. All herbal extracts from Herbal Doctor Remedies are prepared according to the traditional methods as stated in the classic texts. The clinical effects of herbal extracts mirror that of herbal decoctions.
Why should I choose herbal extracts over herbal decoctions?
Though effective, herbal decoctions have two major disvantages. They are time consuming and have an unpleasant taste and smell. Most people do not have time to prepare herbal decoctions and even more people dislike their unpleasant taste and smell. Herbal extracts, on the other hands, are ready for immediate consumption. For people who dislike the taste of herbs, herbal extracts are also available in capsules and tablets which "hide" the taste.
What is the recommended dosage for herbal extracts?
The recommended daily dosage for an average adults is 6 grams per day, taken on an empty stomach in three equally divided doses. The standard dosage may be increased or decreased depending on the patient's individual factors, such as age, body weight, type of illness and severity.
Are there any side effects?
All herbal extracts from Herbal Doctor Remedies are 100% natural. They do not contain any harsh chemicals or preservatives and are very gentle to your system, Nonetheless nothing is 100% side effects free and a few people do experience some minor complains such as stomach discomfort and headache with herbal extracts.
Can I take the herbal extracts with my prescription drugs?
Yes, most herbal extracts may be taken with prescriptions drugs without any problems. However, it is recommended that herbal extracts to be taken on an empty stomach at least two hours apart from the prescription drugs.
Can children and elderly patients take herbal extracts?
Yes, children and elderly patients may take herbal extracts. In fact, they are excellent clinical results. The dosage, however. must be adjusted for each patient depending on the age, body weight, specific illness and the overall condition.
What about pregnant women?
Pregnant women may also take herbal extracts, but they need to be more careful. Herbal extracts should not be used in the early stages of pregnancy when all organs of the fetus are developing. In addition, certain categories of herbs need to be avoided, such as laxative, Qi and Blood activating herbs.
How should I store the herbal extracts?
Herbal extracts should be store in cool dry places away from sunlight and moistures. The UV radiation in sunlight may change the property of the product. Storage of herbal extracts in a damp or humid environment, such as the kitchen, may lead to "caking" of the granules due to excess moisture.
Herbal Extracts vs. Bulk Herbs