You’re not the first person to have questions about herbs and herbalism. So, we brought in one of our experts to help answer some of the most common questions and concerns. David Bunting, Herb Pharm’s VP of Botanical Affairs, began studying herbalism in 1979 and has been making herbal medicines professionally since 1982.
Question: When is the best time to take herbs?
Nearly all herbal products are taken on an empty stomach, any time from 2 hours after eating until 30 minutes before eating. This allows better absorption of the extract since it does not have to compete with food in your gut. Taking herbs 2 or more times per day (as instructed) helps to keep them in your system longer. Some herbal products have specific timing instructions, such as a dose first thing in the morning, 15 minutes before eating or at bedtime.