Posted on: November 8, 2019

We're passionate about sharing our knowledge of herbs and herbalism. So, we brought in one of our experts to help answer some of the most common questions and concerns. Lina Watanabe, an Herb Pharm Herbalist, earned a B.S. in herbal sciences from Bastyr University and has been working with herbs for nearly a decade.

Generally, yes, any person can take liquid herbal extracts. Of course, you should always read the label carefully and note any cautions or contraindications. (And, if you abstain from alcohol, make sure you choose alcohol-free extracts.) If you are being treated for any medical conditions, you may want to check in with your health-care practitioner when starting any herbal supplements. We do not recommend exceeding the serving size listed on the product label.

While children can take many herbs, the appropriate serving size is based on their body weight. We make a number of alcohol-free extracts especially for kids, with appropriate use instructions on each product.

Virtually any person can take liquid herbal extracts, but we get a lot of questions about using our liquid extracts for pets. All of Herb Pharm’s products are specifically developed for human use. Since humans’ and animals’ bodies are different, we suggest Animal Essentials and their line of high-quality herbal supplements for pets. For more guidance and specifics for your pet, it’s best to find a holistic veterinarian near you who has herbal knowledge. Consult the list from the American Holistic Veterinarian Medical Association.