Dosages of Liquid Herbal Tinctures
A typical dose of tincture for preventative, mild or chronic symptoms is ½ to 1 teaspoon, BID (two times a day) or TID (three times a day).
For acute or severe symptoms the dosage should increase to 1 ½ to 3 teaspoons TID.
Many factors come into play when deciding on dosages. How sensitive is the person taking the herbs? Is their condition chronic, meaning they have had it for a long time or is the condition acute, meaning a new and very active condition? Examples:
- I have mild chronic, low back pain from arthritis (start with a lower dose) or I have acute severe low back pain and can hardly walk (start with a higher dose). Sample formulas: Anti-inflammatory formula, Anti-spasmodic formula
- l have the flu now and need to fight it off, (these are acute symptoms, start with a higher dose) or I want to keep from getting the flu (preventative use, start with a lower dose). Sample formulas: Anti-Viral formula, GoldenBiotic, Immune Enhancement
- I am under a new stressful situation and want to prevent adrenal burn-out (preventative, start with a lower dose) or I have been under stress for a long time and my energy is low, I wake in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep, I’m anxious at times, sometimes depressed, etc. (adrenals are shot, acute symptoms are present, start with a higher dose). Sample formulas: Stressless / Adrenal Formula, Ashwagandha
- I have recurring Urinary Tract Infections(UTI) and want to prevent the next one (lower dose), or I am in the middle of or starting a UTI and need to resolve it fast, (higher dose). UTI Formula, GoldenBiotic, Immune Enhancement.
How large a bottle of tincture do I need to buy?
Use the chart below to determine what size bottle of liquid herbal tincture you should buy. First, determine your dose based on advice from a health care practitioner or by your assessment based on the nature of your condition, as discussed above. The chart will tell you, based on your dose, how many teaspoons per day you will be taking, and then how many ounces you would need for a one month supply. The bottle sizes that we have are 4 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz, and 32 oz.
(BID = twice a day, TID = 3 times a day, QID = 4 times a day
Tsp = teaspoon)
DOSEDAILY AMOUNTOUNCES NEEDED FOR 1 MONTHS SUPPLY
½ tsp BID = 1 tsp / day = 5 ounces for a 1 month supply
1 tsp BID = 2 tsp / day =10 ounces for a 1 month supply
1 ½ tsp BID = 3 tsp / day = 15 ounces for a 1 month supply
2 tsp BID = 4 tsp / day = 20 ounces for a 1 month supply
3 tsp BID = 6 tsp / day = 30 ounces for a 1 month supply
½ tsp TID = 1 1/2 tsp / day = 7.5 ounces for a 1 month supply *
1 tsp TID = 3 tsp / day =15 ounces for a 1 month supply *
1 ½ tsp TID = 4 1/2 tsp / day = 23 ounces for a 1 month supply **
2 tsp TID = 6 tsp / day = 30 ounces for a 1 month supply
3 tsp TID = 9 tsp / day = 45 ounces for a 1 month supply
½ tsp QID = 2 tsp / day = 10 ounces for a 1 month supply
1 tsp QID = 4 tsp / day =20 ounces for a 1 month supply **
1 ½ tsp QID = 6 tsp / day = 30 ounces for a 1 month supply
2 tsp QID = 8 tsp / day = 40 ounces for a 1 month supply
3 tsp QID = 12 tsp / day = 60 ounces for a 1 month supply
*Most common preventative, chronic, mild condition dosage
** Most common acute, moderate condition dosage