What is different about your herbal preparations?
We pride ourselves on selling the very best herbal extracts that are the most concentrated on the market, and are commonly used at 1/4 of the amount than most extracts on the market. Our extracts also preserve the natural flavor of the herb and are standardized polyconstituent formulas, which means that the whole plants properties are left intact but are in a much more concentrated form. Most herbal formula’s use alcohol for extraction which deranges some of the phytochemistry of the herb, as well as destroying some proteins and amino acids. Alcohol also destroys the liver over time and can be a big concern in using for children. Many of the glycerin extracts also use alcohol before they use glycerin and still put on the label alcohol free.
How does your Herbal Ministry differ from that of others?
Firstly we make no apology for the fact that we are Christians, and our understanding of herbs comes from a Biblical perspective as well as a scientific approach. Most herbalists give credit to Mother Nature, we give credit to Jesus Christ who is over all nature. Because of our Christian belief’s we also do not accept false spiritualistic concepts that originate in self worship. We also are intently interested in providing you with the very best natural remedies that have time proven results. We also have had years of training in all aspects of natural remedies and lifestyle medicine and offer free advice over the phone to those who are seeking information regarding our products. We are not just providing you with a product but with a service as well, and are intently interested in helping you achieve your personal health goals.
How long should I need to take a herb?
This may vary depending on the herb and the condition. Most herbs only need to be taken as long as the condition exists, however there are some exceptions to that rule. Nutritive herbs are an exception and should be considered in the same category as highly nutrient dense foods with large amounts of vitamins and minerals and can be taken long term without side effects on an ongoing basis.
Are herbs safe to take with drugs?
Herbs are a much safer alternative to drugs, however there is no substitute for common sense. Stay with herbs that have a good track record, and also have had good independent clinical studies done on them. I only use herbs that I can trust and so should you. If you are using a herb in conjunction with a medication you need to be very careful checking the herb drug interactions. It is advisable to consult with a medical professional when it using any herb that has a similar action to that of the medication. Herbs work best when taken by themselves, but when taken in combination with drugs can lead to serious side effects. Don’t do this by yourself and talk to someone who has experience in the field to help you.
What should I do if I feel bad after taking some herbs?
Herbs are similar to foods and what may prove a blessing to one, may prove a curse to another. It is a small percentage of people that have an adverse reaction to a herb, however it does happen and we need to be wise in knowing what to do about it. If you are using a safe amount of the herb and are getting worse, or your body is producing some symptom or symptoms then it is best to stop taking the herb and get a herbal consultation to assess why. God has given us many different herbs that produce the same result, so if one herb is not working well we have many more that can be used in its place. The important thing is to recognize what your body is doing and interpret the symptoms properly.
Will herbs work even if I have a bad lifestyle?
Herbal agents are not a substitute for a bad lifestyle and are not to be viewed an alternative to drug medication while we continue in abusing our body. Herbal agents may still benefit someone with a bad lifestyle, however they will work more effectively when we are living in harmony with natures laws. Trust in God, good nutrition, proper exercise, drinking adequate amounts of pure water, getting enough sunshine, restful sleep and temperature lifestyle are all very important parts of maintaining good health, and herbs fit very well into a healthy program.
How do I know what herb is best for me to take?
We are here to help you walk through that process, if you have a question we are here for you, and are only an email or phone call away. Your health is our mission, and we make sure that you get the very best advise and personal attention you need. We are not just selling a product, we are offering you an ongoing service.
Is it best to take a herbal capsule, tablet or extract?
Herbal tablets and capsules are generally not the best way to take a herb. If you take a capsule or tablet then the body has to use gastric acid to extract the herbal properties. Many people have weak digestive acid, especially the elderly, however sometimes this may be necessary for people to take who are ingesting very bitter herbs. It is best advised (if you can) to take a herbal tea or extract. Extracts are more concentrated than herbal teas are do not require large amounts to be taken, however there is a place for taken herbal teas.
How many drops in a 1/8th of a teaspoon?
This equates to about 12 drops of the herbal extract, 1/4 of a teaspoon is 24 drops.