Apothecary Herbs answers questions on herbal products: storage, usage, dosage, organ cleansing and immune boosting. We've tried to place topic links to each group of questions to help you find your answers quickly. You have excellent questions. Please keep them coming.
Q: What should you look for in a product?
Q: Is the formula flavored for the taste buds? If so, this
weakens the strength of the formula and you'll wind up taking more of the
product to achieve a result, if any. Bitter herbs have medicinal power.
Changing that changes everything.
Q: Which is better, getting my herbs in tablet or capsule form?
Q: What do you suggest people do if they want to use
tinctures for herbal potency but don't like the idea of using alcohol?
Q: Why do herbalists use alcohol to make herbal liquids?
Can't they use something else?
Q: On your label you say an adult dose is one full dropper.
When I squeeze the dropper bulb it only fills half the dropper. Is this
considered a full dropper?
Q: Is the dropper size on the one and two ounce bottles the
Q: Why do I have to shake my herbal liquid (tincture) prior
to dispensing my dose?
Q: What is the dose for children?
Q: What is the dose for pets?
Q: Can I take my herbal supplements with meals?
Q: Can I take my herbs with my other medications?
Q: Why should I use herbs instead of a pharmaceutical drug?
Q: How long does it take for your Female Balance Formula to
work? (This question applies to the Female Fertile Formula and Female Maturity
Formula as well.)
Q: Can I put my herbal supplements in juice?
Q: Can I warm herbal liquids in my microwave?
Q: Do I need to store my herbal products in the
Q: Can I use the Bowel Cleanse while I am working or do I
have to take vacation?
Q: Can I do all the cleanses at the
same time or one right after the other?
Q: How often should I cleanse?
Q: Why do some of your herbal formulas contain cayenne?
Q: Why does the Echinacea herb taste hot or spicy?
Q: Why does your Smokers' Helper make my throat feel
scratchy? (This applies also to Relaxation formula.)
Q: How does the Immune Booster boost immunity?
Q: If I use the Liquid Stitches, do I need to still get
Q: How does the Smokers' Helper work to help you quit
Q: Why are herbal formulas bitter or hot
Q: What is the difference between homeopathic and herbal
Q: Can I use your herbal products on my pet?
Q: If I take diuretics like Thiazide, what herbs might react
with my medication?
Q: If I am taking estrogen medications, what herbs should I
Q: If taking heart medications, what herbs should I avoid?
Q: I take blood-sugar medication (insulin), what herbs will
interfere with this?
Q: I use an anticoagulant drug called Warfarin. Should I
Q: I use prescription steroids. Is there a list of herbs to
avoid if using this medication?
Q: I take blood pressure medication. Can you tell me what
herbs will react with my medication?
Q: Any advice on using herbs if you take
Q: I take anticoagulants. What herbs may hinder my medication?
Q: If someone takes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which herbs will interfere with this medication?
Q: I take Digoxin for my heart. What herbs can I take with
Q: If you take sedatives, are there certain herbs that I
Q: I'm diabetic. What herbs will react negatively with my
Q: I'm using licorice to help balance my hormones. What
medications will interfere with licorice?
Q: I take estrogen. Are there herbal supplements I should
Q: I have seizures and take medication for this. What herbs
may interfere with my medication?
Q: I take anti-depressants and worry about my herbal
supplements interfering with my medications. What herbs should I worry about?
The information contained herein is in no way a complete list of herb and drug interactions. Each individual should investigate the interactions between herbs and prescription medications or seek medical advise from a licensed medical physician before using any product.