Q: If I have food allergies or digestive problems, or an overly sensitive stomach, how do I approach medicinal herbal level intake?
A: You need to start out at a very low dose of medicinal herbs and then gradually build up to a normal dose. You can also take herbs after meals.
Some people have allergic reactions just as they do with certain foods but this doesn't mean all food is bad for you!
Educating yourself, and used in moderation and according to manufacturer's recommendations they can be a very safe alternative to drugs with the common toxic side-effects. Some things to keep in mind are they are not a concentrate or drug so effects can take longer. Normally improvement for an acute symptom is seen with a few days with chronic problems taking longer.
A rule of thumb is one month of healing for every year of the problem. If you do not see some kind of result within these guidelines one should consider switching to another formula. It is not uncommon to adjust the dosage and herbs needed for each individuals needs. Use herbs only as needed and reduce consumption as problem improves and discontinue use when well.