Dosage Recommendations

Dosage Recommendations

 

Please consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products. Herbal products are not recommended use if you are pregnant (or may become pregnant), nursing, or currently taking prescription medications. These products are not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Not recommended for children.

 

 

Start with a lower dose and adjust as necessary. Please do not take more than the recommended dose unless you are under the guidance of an experienced herbalist or licensed medical professional. 

 

Tinctures (alcohol-based): 

1-2 dropperfuls (30-60 drops) 1-3x daily. Take each dose directly under the tongue or add to 2-4 oz. of water, juice, tea, or kombucha. 

 

Oxymels & Glycerite Tinctures: 

4-8 dropperfuls (80-160 drops or 1-2 tablespoons)  up to 1-3x daily. Take each dose directly under the tongue or add medicine to 2-4 oz. of water, juice, tea, or kombucha. 

 

Tea (Hot infusion): 

1 teaspoon of dried herbs per 8 oz. hot water. Let steep for at least 20 minutes covered before drinking. If drinking medicinally, drink 3-4 cups per day.

 

Tea (Cold infusion): 

2 tablespoons (or 1 oz.) dried herbs per 32 oz. lukewarm water. Pour water over herbs. Stir gently and let herbs infuse 4-12 hours. If drinking medicinally, drink 3-4 cups per day.

 

The following herbs are recommended for a cold infusion:

 

*Mucilaginous ("Gooey") Herbs: Oatstraw, Milky Oats, Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm, Licorice Root.

 

*High Vitamin Herbs: Alfalfa, Catnip, Chamomile, Fennel, Hibiscus (Sorrel), Lemongrass, Milky Oats, Oatstraw, Peppermint, Rose, Rosehips, Hibiscus, Thyme. 

 

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Sources: 

 

Making Plant Medicine by Richo Cech

 

“How Does Hot Water Temperature Affect The Nutritional Content Of Herbs?” by Ash Stevens
https://theherbalacademy.com/water-temperature-nutritional-content-of-herbs/

 

"Herbal Infusions and Decoctions Preparing Medicinals Teas" by Juliet Blankespoor

https://chestnutherbs.com/herbal-infusions-and-decoctions-preparing-medicinal-teas/

“A Deeper Look at Herbal Infusion” by Herbal Academy
https://theherbalacademy.com/a-deeper-look-at-herbal-infusions/