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Caraherb Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures

Our Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures are 1:1 or 1:2 strength, meaning they are 1 part herb in 1 or 2 parts liquid respectively, as opposed to other herbs on the Irish and UK market which are either 1 in 3s or 1 in 5s. This makes my tinctures at least 2 x greater in strength therefore effectiveness.

All tinctures are supplied in a one month supply only consisting of 2 x 200ml bottles only (400ml). Again your purchase will last one month when taken at the therapeutic dose of 7 1/2 ml 2 x day or 5 ml 3 x day in a little water before meals (or after meals if you have a sensitive stomach).

Quality Control

The herbs prescribed are, to the best of our ability, organic, biodynamic or wild crafted. Endangered species are not used.

Our herbs comply with current Good manufacturing Practice (cGMP). At various stages during the process, manufacturing and distribution, samples are taken for validation and verification in the manufacturers laboratory to ensure standard levels of active constituents are present in every batch. These tests involve standard pharmacopoeia testing, such as:

  • Analytical chromatography including Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and

Herbs are also tested for

  • Microbial levels
  • Foreign matter
  • Total and acid insoluble ash
  • Loss on drying
  • Ethanol soluble extractive and insoluble residues
  • Water soluble extractive
  • Alcohol estimation
  • Swelling index
  • Large number of other specialist Pharmacopoeia monograph assays and tests
  • Pesticides/heavy metals

Ethanol used in production of Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures

The ethanol high grade (pharmaceutical quality) ethanol distilled from French sugar beet, is guaranteed gluten free and complies with the full requirements of the British and European Pharmacopoeia for residue levels.

Water used in manufacture

Only highly filtered water which is piped from deep underground, or pharmaceutical grade purified water is used. Public mains water is not used. Every single batch of every product leaving us is tested for conformity to European Pharmacopoeia microbiological limits.

Drug/herb interactions.

The Caraherb Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tincture range has been formulated to have no negative drug/herb interactions. If you are on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, Carahealth recommend getting expert naturopathic advice on herbal contraindications and drug/herb interactions by booking a Skype consult.

Carahealth accept no responsibility if you self-prescribe my herbs whilst taking medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding (although Caraherb Partus Prep and Caraherb Birth Aid can be self-prescribed as they are specific for pregnancy). Carina can make a herbal tincture specifically for you that is safe in pregnancy, breastfeeding or if you are on medication. Or perhaps you are not on medication but would like to book a Skype Consult to ensure your self-prescription is correct and would like advice on diet, lifestyle and supplements.

Expectations

The general rule is for every year you have had a condition, a month of treatment is required. If you are on the correct prescription you should notice an improvement within the first 2 weeks and then expect slow and steady improvement the longer you are on the herbs

Caraherb Dispensary

Herbs are dispensed in HDPE plastic bottles. Plastic bottles to prevent breakages and spillage and reduce weight for postage. HDPE is number 2 in the triangle and considered to be a stable and safe plastic. The bottles are widely recyclable. Caraherbs are mixed personally and professionally by our triple degree qualified CAM practitioner with 19 years clinical experience, Carina Harkin BHSc.Nat.BHSc.Acu.BHSc.Hom. Cert IV TAE. ARCHTI mem.

Special orders

Contact our Naturopathic Consultant for children's doses, or for a tailor-made remedy or if you would like to mix and match your 2 bottle order. Carahealth can supply virtually any herbal tincture you require.

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