Wondering how much granulated herbs you should take? Good question!
Short-lived but intense issues: 1 teaspoon (8 capsules), three times daily.
Lingering low-grade concerns: 1/2 teaspoon (4 capsules), 2 times daily.
The above guidelines represent the usual doses. If you don’t much care for reading or thinking too much about it, you’re done. If you want to fine tune things a bit, keep reading.
If you are very sensitive to medicines: start out low (1/4 tsp or 2 capsules) once per day, and raise the dosage each day. When you get to the point where your concerns are being addressed, you’re good, you don’t have to go any higher than that. This advice is especially useful for those who are taking herbs for something that is induced or aggravated by stress.
If you are heavier than 200 pounds (90 kg.) you can increase the usual dosage by 50%, your new dosage would then be: 3/4 tsp. – 1.5 tsp. (6-12 capsules) taken 2-3 times daily.
If you are lighter than 90 pounds (40 kg.) you can decrease the usual dosage by 50%, your new dosage would then be: 1/4 tsp. – 1/2 tsp. (2-4 capsules), taken 2-3 times daily. This would apply to children and animals too. Just keep lowering the dosage consistent with one’s weight.
Finally, some data for those who are trying to translate doses from a raw bulk prescription such as is more common in China or Chinatown pharmacies with the roots and branches and bug parts and stuff nobody can quite identify.
The herb extract powders at Eagle Herbs are 5:1 concentrations. This means that it took 5 kilograms to produce 1 kilogram of extract powder. So, should you get a prescription for 5 grams of an herb per day, we would translate that to 1 gram of extract powder per day.
I’m sure we’ll be adding more instructions to this page as the need arises.
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