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Increase Vitality and Energy Using Herbal Supplements

Increase Vitality and Energy Using Herbal Supplements

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Body System Restoration Using Herbal Supplements

Body System Restoration Using Herbal Supplements

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Respiratory System Support Using Herbal Supplements

Respiratory System Support Using Herbal Supplements

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Optimal Well-being Using Herbal Supplements

Optimal Well-being Using Herbal Supplements

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Nervous System Support Using Herbal Supplements

Nervous System Support:  (Stress, Anxiety, Memory and Sleep)

  • Herb Pharm Adrenal Support Herbal Formula – with Eleuthero and Licorice Extracts to Help Balance the Stress Hormone Cortisol
  • Herb Pharm Albizia Extract – for Nervous System Support Stability
  • Herb Pharm Anxiety Soother – for Nervous System Support
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Astragalus Extract – an Adaptogen Helping to Protect the Body from Physical, Mental, or Emotional Stress
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Bacopa Extract – for Brain Support
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Blue Vervain Extract – to stimulate the liver, soothe the nervous system, detoxify the body, reduce depression and stress, eliminate pain, lower inflammation, protect the immune system, and alleviate chest congestion
  • Herb Pharm Brain and Memory Herbal Formula with Ginkgo – for Memory and Concentration
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Calendula Extract – for Minor Pain Support
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic California Poppy Extract – for Calming Nervous System Support
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Catnip Extract – for Calming Nervous System Support
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Chamomile Extract – for Calming Nervous System Support
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Feverfew Extract – for Minor Pain Support
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Ginkgo Extract – for Memory and Concentration
  • Herb Pharm Good Mood – with St. John’s Wort to Support Temperament
  • Herb Pharm Head Soother Herbal Formula – for Minor Headache Pain Relief
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Hops Extract – for Calming Nervous System Support
  • Herb Pharm Jamaica Dogwood Extract for Minor Pain
  • Herb Pharm Kava Root – to Reduce Stress and Promote Relaxation
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Lavender Flower Extract – for Calming Nervous System Support
  • Herb Pharm Lemon Balm Extract – for Calming Nervous System Support
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Meadowsweet Extract – for Minor Pain
  • Herb Pharm Nervous System Tonic Herbal Formula – to Strengthen and Calm the Nervous System
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Oat Seed Extract – for Nervous System Support
  • Herb Pharm Passionflower – for Mild Anxiety
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Sage Extract – for Mental Clarity Support
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Skullcap Extract – for Nervous System Support
  • Herb Pharm Relaxing Sleep Formula – with Valerian Extract for Calming and Restful Sleep
  • Herb Pharm Smoker’s Replacement Herbal Formula – for Nervous System Support
  • Herb Pharm Stress Manager Herbal Formula – with Rhodiola and Holy Basil Extracts to Support Healthy Response to Physical & Mental Stress
  • Herb Pharm St. John’s Wort Extract – for Positive Mood and Emotional Balance
  • Herb Pharm Trauma Drops Herbal Formula with Arnica – for Minor Pain
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Valerian Root Extract – for Relaxation and Restful Sleep
  • Herb Pharm White Willow Bark Extract – for Minor Pain and Inflammation
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Wood Betony Extract – for Relaxing Tension in Head and Reduces Anxiety

Improve Immunity Using Herbal Supplements

Improve Immunity Using Herbal Supplements:  (supports the body during cold & flu season)

  • Herb Pharm Andrographis Extract – for Immunostimulant in Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and HIV Infection used for preventing and treating the common cold and flu, sore throat, coughs, swollen tonsils, bronchitis, and allergies, digestive complaints including diarrhea, constipation, intestinal gas, colic, and stomach pain; for liver conditions including an enlarged liver, jaundice, and liver damage due to medications; for infections including leprosy, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, syphilis, malaria, cholera, leptospirosis, rabies, sinusitis, and HIV/AIDS; prevention of atherosclerosis, heart disease and diabetes, loss of appetite, kidney problems (pyelonephritis), hemorrhoids, and an inherited condition called familial Mediterranean fever, and for skin conditions including wounds, ulcers and itchiness, as an astringent, bacteria killing agent, painkiller, fever reducer, and treatment for worms, snake and insect bites
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Astragalus Extract – for Immune System Booster and Disease Fighter strengthens the body, and used as an adaptogenic herb to help protect the body against physical, mental, and emotional stress, has antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Black Elderberry Extract – for Immune System Support used against viruses, influenza,H1N1 “swine” flu, HIV/AIDS, reduce inflammation, sinus pain, back and leg pain (sciatica), nerve pain (neuralgia), and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), cancer, laxative, diuretic, and to cause sweating
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Blue Vervain Extract – for Immune System Support to stimulate the liver, soothes the nervous system, detoxifies the body, reduces depression and stress, eliminate pain, lowers inflammation, protects the immune system, and alleviates chest congestion
  • Herb Pharm Boneset Extract – for Active Immune System Support a traditional natural remedy used by the American Indians in the treatment of a wide range of conditions – to reduce fever (febrifuge), treat colds, influenza, swine flu, acute bronchitis, nasal inflammation, fibromyalgia, joint pain (rheumatism), malaria, typhoid, dengue (break bone fever), pneumonia, increase the resistance to infections, loosen phlegm (especially in older patients), immune stimulant causes diaphoretic (sweating), diuretic, laxative, vomiting, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, migraine relief, treating various ailments related to bowels, diarrhea, liver, stomach, and uterus as well as treatment of jaundice, and intestinal worms, remedy for topical skin irritants, skin diseases, and fights against tumors
  • Herb Pharm Cat’s Claw (Una de Gato) Extract – for Immune System Builderreduces pain and inflammation of rheumatism, arthritis and other types of inflammatory problems, has anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties that inhibits cancerous cell formation
  • Herb Pharm Daily Immune Builder – for Immune System Builder
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Super Echinacea Extract – for Active Immune System Support encourages the immune system and reduces many of the symptoms of colds, flu and some other illnesses, infections and conditions
  • Herb Pharm Golden Echinacea – to Support Healthy Function of the Immune System encourages the immune system and reduces many of the symptoms of colds, flu and other upper respiratory tract infections, as well as stuffy nose and hay fever, digestive disorders including stomach pain and swelling (gastritis), peptic ulcers, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, and intestinal gas
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Goldenseal Extract – for Respiratory and Immune System Support used for the common cold and other upper respiratory tract infections, as well as stuffy nose and hay fever, digestive disorders including stomach pain and swelling (gastritis), peptic ulcers, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, and intestinal gas
  • Herb Pharm Immunattack Herbal Formula – for Active Immune System Support
  • Herb Pharm Lomatium Extract – for Active Immune System Support – Anti-viral k.a. Desert Parsley root, used by Native Americans to treat respiratory infections including coughs, colds, bronchitis, tuberculosis, hay fever and asthma and skin conditions
  • Herb Pharm Lung Expectorant Herbal Formula – to Support Normal Lung Expectoration and Respiratory Immune Response
  • Herb Pharm Myrrh Extract – Activates and Strengthens the Immune System and Protects Body from Infections and Diseases has properties as an antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic, anticatarrhal, expectorant, stimulant, tonic, carminative, stomachic, diaphoretic, vulnerary, immune booster, circulatory, assists Respiratory problems, coughs, colds, and sore throat
  • Herb Pharm Propolis Extract – for Active Immune System Support discourages infection against aggressive bacteria, natural antibiotic, minor burns, ear infections, supports the immune system, fungal nail infections, vaginal herpes, dental care, blood sugar-stabilizing benefits, carcinogen fighter
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Olive Leaf Extract – for Active Immune System Support has antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antihypertensive, antiatherogenic, anti-inflammatory, hypocholesterolemic and hypoglycemic properties, disease-fighting characteristic, promoting increased energy and healthy blood pressure, to supporting the cardiovascular system, arrhythmia, treats the common cold, influenza, candida infections, meningitis, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), encephalitis, herpes I and II, human herpes virus 6 and 7, shingles (Herpes zoster), HIV/ARC/AIDS, chronic fatigue, hepatitis B, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, malaria, dengue, severe diarrhea, psoriasis, as well as dental, ear, urinary tract and surgical infections, diminished cravings, less pain from hemorrhoids, toothaches and chronically achy joints
  • Herb Pharm Oregano Spirits Extract and Essential Oil Blend – for Active Immune Support has properties as an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emenagogue and anti-allergenic substance, respiratory and immune system health, helps prevent and treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by bacteria like E. coli, Proteus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Herb Pharm Rapid Immune Boost Herbal Formula – for Active Immune Support
  • Herb Pharm Reishi Mushroom Extract – for Immune System Builder reduces risk for infections and viruses, such as the flu (influenza), swine flu, and avian flu; lung conditions including asthma and bronchitis; treats heart disease and contributing conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol; kidney disease; cancer; and liver disease, helps balance hormones and fights diabetes, helps defend against tumor growth and cancer, fights allergies
  • Herb Pharm Soothing Throat Spray – for Healthy Immune System Support
  • Herb Pharm Stinging Nettle Blend Extract – for Support of Respiratory System helps provide relief from hay fever, respiratory infections, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), bleeding, diabetes, gingivitis, water retention, anemia, poor circulation, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and urinary issues, kidney stones, osteoarthritis and joint pain, eczema, helps promote hair regrowth and thicken hair, as well as reducing dandruff and scalp conditions when used as a rinse, Caution: do not use if taking blood thinners or blood pressure lowering medications
  • Herb Pharm Umckaloabo – for Support of Respiratory System and Sinuses has antiviral and antibiotic properties used against influenza, sinusitis, tonsillitis, and colds, not to mention ear infections that are resistant to antibiotics
  • Herb Pharm Virattack Herbal Formula with Lomatium – for Active Immune System Support
  • Herb Pharm Yarrow Flowering Tops Extract – for Active Immune System Supportremedy for severe colds, being most useful in the commencement of fevers, hay fever, and to induce sweating (diaphoretic), dysentery, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, loss of appetite, bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), mild gastrointestinal (GI) cramping, GI tract discomfort, women’s issues, astringent, tonic, first-aid treatment for wounds and nosebleeds, and as a circulatory system remedy that both stops bleeding and moves stagnant blood, preventing and clearing blood clots
  • Herb Pharm Yucca Extract – for Healthy Immune System Support detoxifies the intestinal track, reduces arthritis pain, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, poor circulation, diabetes, migraine headaches, inflammation of the intestine (colitis), irritable bowel syndrome IBS, high cholesterol, stomach disorders, and liver and gallbladder disorders, gout (lowers uric acid), carpal tunnel syndrome, aids in stop smoking, restores cartilage, prevents sore muscles, use as a shampoo to stop hair loss and restore hair growth

Cleansing and Detoxifying Using Herbal Supplements

Cleansing and Detoxifying Using Herbal Supplements:  (best done in spring & fall)

  • Herb Pharm Black Walnut Extract – for Cleansing and Detoxifying against parasites, pinworms, tapeworms, hookworms, candida, fungal & viral, athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, skin conditions, acne, eczema, herpes, psoriasis, warts, sore throat
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Blue Vervain Extract – to Support Cleansing & Detoxifying used to stimulate the liver, soothe the nervous system, detoxify the body, reduce depression and stress, eliminate pain, lower inflammation, protect the immune system, and alleviate chest congestion
  • Herb Pharm Burdock Blend Extract by blood purifier, lower blood pressure, lymphatic system strengthener, protects the spleen, detoxify the liver, reduces inflammation, defends against diabetes, natural diuretic, skin healer, combats cancer, improves arthritis, fights tonsillitis, ability to aid digestion, balance hormones
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Cilantro Extract – for Cleansing and Detoxification Support by Lowering Blood Pressure, Treating Anxiety, Peaceful Sleep, Digestive Aid, Heavy Metal Detoxifier, Anti-diabetic Properties, Anti-inflammatory Effects, Antioxidant Properties, Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal Properties, Natural Internal Deodorant, Aids in Weight Loss, Treatment of Menstrual Disorders, cures anemia, facilitates proper functioning of the nervous system and strengthens the bones, helpful with bronchitis and asthma, and in curing mouth ulcers, Controls Blood Sugar, Cholesterol and Free Radical Production
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Culver’s Root Extract – for Cleansing and Detoxification used for ongoing constipation and disorders of the liver and gallbladder, used to cause vomiting if needed
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Dandelion Extract – for Cleansing and Detoxification used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, muscle aches, eczema, and bruises, diuretic and laxative, skin toner, blood tonic, and digestive tonic, treats infection, especially viral infections, and cancer
  • Herb Pharm Dermal Health – Cleansing and Detoxification for Healthy Skin
  • Herb Pharm Herbal Detox Formula – for Cleansing and Detoxification
  • Herb Pharm Fungus Fighter Herbal Formula – for Cleansing and Detoxification
  • Herb Pharm Liver Health Herbal Formula – for Liver and Gallbladder Support
  • Herb Pharm Milk Thistle Seed Extract – for Liver Function Supportfor liver disorders and damage caused by chemicals, alcohol, and chemotherapy, as well as liver damage caused by Amanita phalloides (death cap) mushroom poisoning, jaundice, chronic inflammatory liver disease, cirrhosis of the liver, and chronic hepatitis, loss of appetite, heartburn (dyspepsia), gallbladder complaints, enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), prostate cancer, a blood disorder called beta-thalassemia, diabetes, kidney damage caused by diabetes, hangover, diseases of the spleen,  inflammation in the lungs and chest, malaria, depression, allergy symptoms, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, high cholesterol, and woman’s issues – PMS, menstrual flow, lactation, infertility, menopausal symptoms, apply milk thistle to the skin for skin toxicity caused by radiation
  • Herb Pharm Pau d’Arco Extract – for Cleansing and Detoxification used externally and internally as an Analgesic, Antioxidant, Antiparasitic, Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Astringent, Laxative, treats Anemia, Asthma, Bronchitis, Arthritis, Inflammation, Joint Pain, Rheumatism, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Osteomyelitis, Pain, Prostate and Bladder Inflammation, Vesticular Stomatitis Virus, Constipation, Infectious Diarrhea (dysentery), Liver disease, Stomach Inflammation (Gastritis), Hernias, Ulcers, Hodgkin’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, High blood pressure, Poor Circulation, Infectious Diseases, Malaria, Viral Respiratory Infections such as the Common Cold, Fever, Influenza, and H1N1 (swine) flu, Poliovirus, Vesticular Stomatitis Virus, STDs, sexually transmitted infections such as Gonorrhea and Syphilis, Hepatitis, HIV, AIDS, Herpes I and II; Skin inflammations, Psoriasis, Hemorrhoids, Vaginal Fungal Infections, Eczema, Boils, Ulcers, Athlete’s foot, Fungal Infections of the nails and skin, Warts, Skin Wounds and Protect Against Staph Infection, Treats Numerous Conditions Including, Cancer, Candida Overgrowth, Bacterial Infections, Viral Infections, Yeast Infections and Various Parasites. Pau d’Arco strengthens the body’s immune system, detoxifies the liver, treats various ailments, contains many antioxidants, and is said to promote overall health, cleanse the blood and body and stimulate the immune system and the production of red blood cells. Combining Echinacea and Pau d’Arco helps in combating Tuberculosis.
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Plantain Extract – for Cleansing and Detoxification helps to prevent and treat disease and free radical induced damage in the body, has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibiotic and immune-stimulating properties, enhancing circulation, stimulating the uterus, treating cystitis and hay fever and reducing total cholesterol levels diuretic, promotes digestive health, indigestion and heartburn and treats diarrhea and dysentery, soothes the lungs and promotes respiratory health, used to treat coughs and bronchitis, antiseptic properties and can be used topically to promote the healing of damaged skin, reduce skin inflammation, stop bleeding, reduce pain and prevent secondary infections of wounds, apply as a poultice to help soothe bee stings, burns, rashes and hemorrhoids; and to relieve itching from insect bites, use as a mouthwash to reduce gum inflammation and gum disease and to treat mouth ulcers, eyewash to help treat conjunctivitis
  • Herb Pharm Red Root Extract – for Cleansing and Detoxifying helps to stimulate fluid drainage from congested areas and has a profound effect on the lymph system, reduces liver congestion and decrease the negative effects of fats in the blood and tone blood protein, may reduce an enlarged spleen (particularly when caused by “mono” or fever), and the respiratory system by helping to loosen and expel phlegm from the lungs and bronchial tubes (relieving asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, colds, tonsillitis, diphtheria, sinusitis, chest congestion and other upper respiratory tract illnesses), exhibits antibacterial and antiviral properties, and because it contains triterpenes and flavonoids, the herb is said to make the body environment less hospitable to invaders.  It has been used for such viral and bacterial conditions as mumps, mononucleosis, rocky mountain fever and cat scratch fevers.  (Red Root’s ceanothic and ceanothetric acids have demonstrated anti-microbial activity and growth-inhibitory effects against selected oral pathogens, such as S. mutans, Actinomyces viscosus, and P. gingivalis), (antibacterial and antiviral properties have made it useful in cases of gonorrhea, gleet – a urethral discharge, either of mucus or pus, commonly seen in the form of gonorrheal urethritis, leukorrhoea – a whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge and syphilis), antispasmodic properties that relax spasms in skeletal muscle or smooth muscle, acting as a relaxant, its sedative qualities are thought to help relieve temporary depression, and as an External herbal astringent, Red Root’s tannins act to shrink tissues, by reducing abnormal uterine bleeding, nosebleeds, hemorrhoids and diarrhea, increases blood clotting, prevents secretion of fluids, reduces mild bleeding from broken skin capillaries and varicose veins and useful in mouthwashes and gargles to relieve sore throats and tonsillitis. Contraindications: Pregnant and nursing women should not use Red Root Herbal Supplement without consulting with a health care provider. This herb may interfere with absorption of iron and is best when not taken at the same time (allow several hours) as iron supplements.  Those who take blood-thinning medications should consult their physicians before using Red Root.
  • Herb Pharm Sarsaparilla Extract – for Cleansing and Detoxification used for treating dermatitis, psoriasis, and other skin problems, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and kidney disease, Detoxifying Abilities, works as a blood purifier, diuretic, improves perspiration, protects the liver against toxins (hepatoprotective effects), ridding the body of endotoxins by making them less absorbable within the gut, reduces stomach bloating, combats pain and swelling (inflammation), decreases joint pain, reduces bacteria, Promotes Hormonal Balance, improve libido and lower impotence, ability to regulate hormone production by reducing inflammation and improving liver function, raising immune function and killing bacteria, removes toxins from the body, improving overall immune function, Contains Anti-Tumor and Cancer-Preventative Properties, contains dozens of other anti-inflammatory, antioxidant acids, oils and chemicals that lower oxidative stress and have anti-aging effects, Helps Soothe Coughs, Fevers, Flu and Colds, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds have on breaking mucus bonds and making mucus less sticky, phlegm and bacteria are able to be passed out of the body more easily
  • Herb Pharm Spilanthes Extract – for Cleansing and Detoxification used as a remedy for toothache and as an astringent, treatment for fungus and ringworm infestation, stimulates the production of collagen, relaxing facial muscles to decrease visible wrinkles and lines in the face and to diminish age spots, aphrodisiac
  • Herb Pharm Usnea Extract – for Cleansing and Detoxification has Antibiotic, Antimicrobial, Antifungal, Antiviral, Anti-inflammatory and Antiproliferant Properties, efffective as an Antibiotic that inhibits 16 known gram-positive bacteria (both the resistant and non-resistant strains) such as streptococcus, staphylococcus, and mycobacteria, acute and chronic lung infections, such as pneumonia, colds and flu, and as an adjunct to tuberculosis (TB) treatment, used as an antibiotic alternative for people who do not respond to the popular herb Echinacea, (the Usnic Acid in Usnea appears to kill bacteria by disrupting their metabolic function, cutting off energy supply to the cells, and unlike bacterial cells, human cells are less permeable to usnic acid and are not adversely affected), has Antiviral, Antifungal & Antimicrobial properties active against a number of viruses that present sores and lesions including herpes simplex, polyomavirus (a tumor virus), Junin virus, Tacaribe virus, and Epstein-Barr, used as a wash for the treatment of Impetigo (staph or strep infections of the skin), effective as an antifungal against Candida albicans, and active against a number of parasitical disease organisms as well as used as an Antiproliferant for a number of cancer cell lines, an immune system tonic that can be used in acute situations as well as for long term immune enhancement and general prevention, its antibiotic properties are most specific to respiratory and sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, strep throat, colds, flues, and urinary tract, kidney, bladder infections, yeast infections, trichonomosas, bacterial vaginosis, and chlamydia, helps chronic fatigue, HIV, herpes, and other chronic conditions related with depressed immunity, has no side effects or contraindications, and is safe for children and animals
  • Herb Pharm Certified Organic Wood Betony Extract – for Headaches helps poor liver function, urinary tract problems, urinary, bladder infections and kidney stones, tension headaches, dizziness, Nerve Pain from diabetic problems, pain associated with shingles and facial pain, Neuralgia, circulation weakness, joint pains, aphrodisiac qualities, emmenagogue, anodyne, anti-tumor, diuretic, blood tonic, cardiac, stomachic, blood tonic, as a cardiac for anemia and heart troubles, treats stomach aches, ulcers, and bloody diarrhea, gas, bloating, helps sore throats, tonsillitis, cough, asthma and bronchitis, also used as medicinal poultice for swellings, stiff necks, sore and tight muscles, pain and muscles cramps, anti-inflammatory agent for arthritis, skin rashes, varicose veins, and tumors, sedative properties are used for calming down emotional tension and treating anxiety and stress (it also strengthens the nervous system of the body), promotes good sleep, memory problems and lack of concentration, Depression, Nasal congestion and pain in facial region due to sinusitis, Nosebleeds, Chronic rheumatism, Wounds and bruises, ulcers, Mouth ulcers, gum inflammations and sore throat, Stomach cramps (as it stimulates and cleanse digestive system) and gastritis, improving of the function of the liver, PMS, different ailment with lung (bronchitis, asthma), used for insect bites and worms
  • Herb Pharm Yucca Extract – for Healthy Immune System Supportdetoxifies the intestinal track, reduces arthritis pain, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, poor circulation, diabetes, migraine headaches, inflammation of the intestine (colitis), irritable bowel syndrome IBS, high cholesterol, stomach disorders, and liver and gallbladder disorders, gout (lowers uric acid), carpal tunnel syndrome, aids in stop smoking, restores cartilage, prevents sore muscles, use as a shampoo to stop hair loss and restore hair growth

Healing With Herbal Supplements


Herb Pharm Herbal Supplements:

Note: Although most herbal remedies need to be extracted using an alcohol base, their are some herbs that can be ‘alcohol-free’ and are usually extracted using a glycerite base.  So if you are sensitive to alcohol please make note of this.  AND as with ALL herbal supplements discontinue if experiencing any rash or adverse reaction.   Caution when pregnant as several herbs can be contra-indicated during pregnancy or lactation.  

A Healthy Farm Yields Healthy Herbs
At Herb Pharm they grow most of their herbs on the “Pharm Farm” – their certified organic farm located in a rural valley of the Siskiyou Mountains in southern Oregon. As organic farmers, we never use synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, nor do they use genetically modified seeds. Instead, they employ fundamental, time-honored sustainable agriculture techniques including crop rotation, cover cropping, natural weed control such as hand weeding and flame weeding, and composting to condition our soil.

Each year, their  farm is inspected and certified as organic by Oregon Tilth. Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit organization supporting and promoting biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture through education, research, advocacy, and certification.

Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) is an internationally recognized symbol of organic integrity. The purpose of organic certification is to ensure that the agreed upon conventions of organic agricultural systems are being practiced not only by growers, but also by all the people who handle and process organic food, feed and fiber on its journey to the consumer. In order to accomplish this, OTCO provides a system that combines strict production standards, on-site inspections, and legally binding contracts to protect the producers and buyers of organic products.

Custom Wildcrafted Herbs
Herb Pharm  environmental commitments also include harvesting wild herbs in a responsible and sustainable manner – what we’ve termed “Custom Wildcrafted”. Herb Pharm’s  strict protocols assure proper identification of plant species and optimal time of harvest, and insure conservative harvest yields and habitat protection in order to facilitate conservation of these valuable plants for future generations.

Why “Liquid” Extracts?

Herb Pharm Liquid Herbal Extracts – Your most effective herbal solution!!
After 30-plus years of manufacturing quality herbal medicines, Herb Pharm continues to produce primarily liquid herbal extracts. While we do manufacture a number of topical products, along with our Super Echinacea capsules and Pharma Kava capsules (both of which are made from the dried liquid extract), Herb Pharm remains the leading manufacturer of liquid herbal extracts in the United States. Tens of thousands of educated herb consumers around the country recognize the advantages of taking their medicines as liquids. Medical professionals trained in the use of herbal medicines also prescribe their medicines primarily as liquid extracts. Why?  To help you appreciate the merits of why this simple yet sophisticated method of taking herbal medicines is far superior to taking most capsules and tablets, the following discussion is offered:

  • Your Body Absorbs Liquids Better
    One of the primary benefits of using liquid herbal extracts is that they do not require digestion. You don’t need to extract what is medicinal from the plant cellulose before it can be absorbed – this has already been done for you. As you would expect, liquid herbal extracts are of particular benefit to those individuals who possess impaired digestive function. In many situations where digestion is not optimally functioning, it simply makes little sense to give a medicine in any form, other than liquid.
  • Tasting the Herb Can Aid Effectiveness
    There are five primary tastes in our universe – sweet, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. Unfortunately, western medical science has mainly researched sweet, salty, and bitter. In each instance, however, science has shown that when a taste is perceived by a taste receptor on the tongue, neurotransmitters are released into nervous tissue fibers that result in signaling the medulla of the brain. In the case of the ‘bitter experience’, once this initial signal from the tongue reaches the medulla, a nerve impulse is then initiated which results in an increase in gastric, pancreatic, gallbladder, and liver secretion. Simply by tasting something bitter you’re able to fortify a myriad of digestive functions.
  • Fresh from the Field Extraction
    Some plants must be extracted in their fresh state, while others must be extracted dried to produce a medicine of any worth. By producing liquid extracts Herb Pharm is able to extract the herb fresh or dried, selecting whichever produces the best medicine. Of course, this is impossible to achieve with crude, dried herb capsules and tablets.
  • Liquid Extracts Last Longer
    Most liquid herbal extracts have an excellent shelf life. This is an important consideration for any individual who stores extracts for personal use, sale, or prescription. As a general rule, liquid extracts containing alcohol have an expected shelf life of 5 years, while those containing no alcohol (glycerites) are best used within 3 years. While the shelf life of many extracts will certainly surpass these estimates, for the safe and effective use of liquid herbal extracts these approximations are best adhered to. In contrast to the excellent shelf-life of liquid herbal extracts, studies indicate that crude, dried Echinacea capsules lose approximately 90% of their activity in a little more than a year from their manufacture date.
  • Dosing with Drops is Simple & Flexible
    The sophistication of liquid extract delivery is no more apparent than when it comes to dosage flexibility. For example, when using liquid herbal extracts a pediatrician is able to give a small child a fraction of a single drop simply by placing one drop of the extract in one ounce of water or juice and administering the appropriate fraction of the solution. You simply cannot do this with any other delivery system.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a liquid herbal extract?
A liquid herbal extract is a concentrated solution made by extracting (pulling or “washing”) the herb’s chemical constituents out of the inert herb fiber (cellulose) with a solution of alcohol and water or glycerine and water. A good liquid herbal extract should optimally preserve the aroma, taste and biological activity of the herb from which it is made. Vanilla extract is a commonly known liquid herbal extract.

Are extracts made from fresh herbs better than ones made from dry herbs?
Many people assume that a fresh herb extract is superior to a dry herb extract, but this is not necessarily true; it really depends upon the unique biochemical, biophysical and energetic properties of the specific herb being extracted. While some herbs do indeed make a superior extract when extracted while still fresh and succulent (e.g., Shepherd’s Purse, Corn Silk), there are also many herbs which make a superior extract when extracted after the herb is dried (e.g., Hops, Grindelia). Also, some herbs are best extracted when semi-dried (e.g., Saw Palmetto), or fermented (e.g., Wild Cherry, Sweet Clover). Some are overly active when fresh and must be dried and aged one year before use (e.g., Buckthorn, Cascara Sagrada).  For thousands of years people have been using thousands of different herbs. While some of these herbs are used fresh, the vast majority is used in their dry form. Remember that each herb has its own unique properties and therefore must be treated accordingly. There are no universals when it comes to herbal handling and extraction.

What is the purpose of alcohol in liquid herbal extracts?
Grain alcohol is the best food-grade solvent for extracting and preserving many of the naturally occurring herb constituents that are poorly soluble in water.  The food-grade grain alcohol used to prepare liquid extracts serves three specific functions. First, alcohol is the only edible solvent that will extract and preserve many of the naturally occurring herb constituents that are poorly soluble in water, such as essential oils, resins, balsams and many alkaloids. Second, alcohol is an excellent natural preservative, which maximizes the shelf life of the extracts. Third, alcohol is a great carrying agent, which facilitates the absorption of the herb’s constituents into the bloodstream.

How much alcohol is in liquid herbal extracts and how much alcohol am I really consuming?
The amount of alcohol in individual liquid extracts can vary from 20% to 90% depending on the herb being extracted and its content of alcohol and water-soluble constituents. For example, to fully extract Cayenne’s pungent resins and orange-red pigments require at least 80% alcohol is required. A Cayenne extract made with a lower amount of alcohol will contain smaller amounts of Cayenne’s resins and pigments, and therefore will be of lower quality than the higher alcohol extract.  The amount of alcohol you consume in a dose of liquid extract is actually very small. For example, taking 30 drops of Echinacea liquid extract (alcohol content of 45% to 50%) amounts to consuming 1/65th of a can of beer or 1/85th of an 8-ounce glass of wine. Also, if you mix those 30 drops of Echinacea liquid extract into 2 ounces of water, that mixture would contain only 0.59% alcohol.

Can I evaporate away the alcohol in liquid herbal extracts by mixing the extract drops into hot water?
A small amount of the alcohol can be removed this way but most of it will stay intimately mixed with the hot water and will remain so even if the water is boiled. That’s because alcohol and water are extremely difficult to separate once they have been mixed. While adding extracts to hot water will not eliminate their alcohol, it can, in some cases, actually damage the extract. Many extracts are heat stable (e.g., Goldenseal) and adding them to hot water does no harm. However, other extracts are damaged by heat (e.g., Valerian) and can be weakened by adding them to hot water. Also, essential oils found in certain extracts (e.g., Lemon Balm, Chamomile) will be at least partially vaporized by hot water. Here you are left with a compromised extract, but the alcohol remains. If an extract is directed to be taken hot to increase its diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) action, it should be added to hot water that is not too hot to drink.

What is the best way to take liquid herbal extracts?
You should always put liquid extracts into water or juice for consumption. Taking them straight from the dropper may cause a burning sensation in the mouth and is discouraged. Mix the prescribed number of extract drops into 1 to 2 ounces of water unless the label directs otherwise. You can also add the drops to warm tea (not piping hot) or juice. Certain herbs, because of their stronger action, require more water. For optimal results, sip the mixed drops so you can savor the extract’s flavor and aroma. Although you may not always like the taste, it contributes part of the therapeutic effect of the herb. Always follow label instructions. Some products require more water or have other special instructions for use such as the throat spray or eye drops.

What is the proper dosage of liquid herbal extracts for children?
Unless otherwise noted, all doses are for adults, but Clark’s Rule can be used to convert the adult dose to a child’s dose. Some extracts are not suitable for children. Consult your doctor for advice.

Clark’s Rule
Divide the child’s weight (in pounds) by 150 to get the fraction of the adult dose to give to the child.  Example: For a 50 pound child give 50/150 (or 1/3) of the adult dose. Therefore, if the adult dose is 30 drops taken 3 times per day, the child’s dose will be 10 drops taken 3 times per day (not 30 drops taken 1 time per day). Some extracts are not suitable for children. Consult your doctor for advice.

How many drops are in a one-ounce bottle of liquid herbal extract?
The number of drops in a bottle of liquid extract will vary depending on the viscosity (thickness) of the extract. For example, one ounce of Herb Pharm’s Goldenseal liquid extract contains 1,243 drops, Echinacea liquid extract contains 1,184 drops, and Marshmallow liquid extract, which is very viscous, contains only 1,000 drops. In general, most extracts fall within the range of 1,000 to 1,300 drops per ounce. This is equivalent to 25-32 individual doses per bottle.

How can I compare the dosage of herb capsules or tablets to the dosage of liquid herbal extracts?
Liquid herbal extracts are much easier to absorb and assimilate into the body than herb capsules and tablets. Herb capsules and tablets made from crude herb have to be digested (i.e., extracted) by your body before the herb’s chemical constituents can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Since many herbs are very woody, digesting and absorbing them can be very difficult, especially for people with digestive problems. Therefore, much of the capsule or tablet remains undigested and never gets absorbed. However, the chemical constituents in a liquid herbal extract have already been “digested” and can therefore be readily absorbed into the bloodstream. Because of these differences, liquid herbal extracts are a much more efficient means of getting the chemical constituents out of the crude herb and into the bloodstream.

Because of the widely varying amount of hard-to-digest woody fiber in various herbs and the efficiency of absorbing and assimilating liquid extracts, it is impossible to directly compare liquid extracts with powders. Powders have the additional disadvantage of quickly losing their potency through oxidation, so more is needed to achieve the same effect. Fresh plant extracts are even more difficult to equate to powders because the fresh, un-dried plant has very different characteristics than the dried plant. We make extracts from fresh herbs for those plants that typically do not dry well either because they degrade or because some constituents volatilize upon drying. Drying and powdering these herbs places them at a still greater disadvantage.  Always follow the label’s recommendation for dosage.

What is the meaning of “pyrrolizidine alkoloids removed” on your Comfrey liquid extract?
About 3% of flowering plants contain a group of highly variable chemical compounds called pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs); Comfrey is in this group of plants. PAs can have a toxic effect on the liver when taken orally in large amounts or for extended periods of time. The amount and type of PAs in plants can vary greatly depending upon the botanical species and variety, growing conditions, plant part, and time of harvest. Occasional, small amounts of PAs are harmless to the body, but they can be cumulative. Children, the elderly and those with liver disease are more easily harmed by PAs and fetuses are particularly vulnerable.

The United States Food and Drug Administration has banned all sales of Comfrey for internal use, but it can still be sold for external use. Herb Pharm’s Comfrey extract is now sold for external use only. Because of safety concerns, Canada, Australia, England and several European countries have banned the sale of PA-containing herbs, although Germany and Switzerland do allow the sale of PA-free (‹1 ppm) herbal products. The PAs can be removed by a chemical-free process (ion exchange), which removes nothing from the extract but the PAs and 2 to 3% of its minerals. This process does not compromise the quality of these PA-free extracts and they can be used without concerns about PA toxicity. To assure safety, Herb Pharm’s Comfrey contains less than 1 ppm of PAs.

Are your products gluten-free and does grain alcohol contain gluten?
Yes, all of our products are gluten-free. Our grain alcohol is made from corn, which does not contain gluten.

About Herb Pharm

The First Years
On March 8, 1979, Herb Pharm was officially established as a bona fide business in Williams, Oregon. Back in those days, Herb Pharm’s “lab” was the kitchen of Ed Smith and Sara Katz, the company’s founders and owners. Bottles were filled one-by-one with a beaker, and labels were typed with a typewriter on Avery blanks. Accompanied by a handful of apprentices who lived in Ed and Sara’s house, days and nights were spent planting, harvesting and grinding the roots, leaves, flowers and seeds that grew in our garden and the surrounding mountains to make their liquid herbal extracts.

Serving a Need
In those days, Herb Pharm’s little company was the alternative to the rather poor quality and limited array of medicinal herb products available in the 70’s. Back then, they spoke constantly and loudly of the importance of using organic, high-quality herbs as opposed to the overdried plant fiber that the few existing companies were using in their products.

Focus on Quality
Herb Pharm  focused on collecting the best quality herbs we could, hand-picking the most medicine laden plant parts while paying close attention to the plants themselves, their peak of readiness and the best time of day for harvest. We even drove 100 miles round trip to fill their jugs with solar distilled water for their extracts!

Herb Pharm Traditional Roots
Before starting Herb Pharm, Ed lived five winters in the South American jungle learning about plants from the native healers. He practiced herbal medicine at a missionary clinic in Guatemala, and studied every herb book he could get his hands on. Early on, we used formulas from traditional American herbals, the writings of the Eclectic Physicians, and the U.S.Pharmacopoeia’s.

Ed Smith began formulating proprietary compounds, using knowledge from his studies and extensive travels. Always paying close attention to worldwide medicinal herb research, Herb Pharm introduced to the American herb market valuable medicinal herb products such as Ginkgo and Vitex.

Today at Herb Pharm
Ed and Sara still own Herb Pharm as a family business, and are involved in the daily operations of the company. They now have an 85-acre certified organic herb farm (called the “Pharm Farm”), employ 75 people, and sell products to health food stores, Herbalists, Naturopathic Physicians, and Medical Doctors worldwide.

Attention to Detail
Herb Pharm is as picky as ever about the plants they use and their meticulous extraction. They extract each herb according to its own unique physical and biochemical characteristics at a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Williams. As years go by, we constantly look for ways to improve the quality of their herbal medicines.

Committed to Principles of Traditional Herbal Medicines
There is an ever-increasing trend towards refining herbs and isolation of herbal constituents. Their broad-spectrum extracts provide an alternative to this trend. Herb Pharm are still committed to herbal extracts that represent the whole plant, and the basic principles of traditional herbal medicines. They are sincerely grateful and thank all of our customers who have used our products through these years. As they continue to sink our herbal roots deeper and deeper, Herb Pharm will constantly strive to bring their customers the finest herbal extracts available anywhere.

Suggested Use

Shake Well Before Using. Two to five times per day take 30 to 40 drops in a little water. (1 dropper full)

More About Herb Pharm

There was a time not that long ago when the society focused squarely on fighting nature in the interest of progress. The land suffered and so did we. Herb Pharm started with a few scrappy idealists who believed they could cultivate health from the land without robbing it, and future generations along with it. They looked to ancient healing traditions and then sought to improve upon them.

By using technology and proven clinical practices in tandem with nature, and not in domination of it, our founders challenged themselves to find a better path to health. What they started with was a holistic mandate, not a commercial one. We’re still small enough that we make each batch by hand, but large enough to have the latest in manufacturing and testing technology, which suits us fine. Healthy people and planet has always been our focus, passion and mission and that along with our commitment to our founding principles will never change.