Organic, Bio-dynamic or Wild Crafted Herbs used where possible, endangered species are not used: Our herbs comply with current Good manufacturing Practice (cGMP). At various stages during the process, manufacturing & distribution, samples are taken for validation & 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).
Herbs are also tested for: Microbial levels, foreign matter, pesticides/heavy metals, total & acid insoluble ash, loss on drying, ethanol soluble extractive & insoluble residues, water soluble extractive, alcohol estimation, swelling index & a large number of other specialist Pharmacopoeia monograph assays & tests.
Ethanol used in production of Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures: High grade Ethanol (pharmaceutical quality) distilled from French sugar beet, guaranteed gluten free & complies with the requirements of the British & European Pharmacopoeia for residue levels.
Water used in manufacture: Highly filtered water, piped from deep underground, or pharmaceutical grade purified water is used. Public mains water is not used. Every single batch of every product leaving the factory is tested for conformity to European Pharmacopoeia microbiological limits.
Drug/herb interactions: The Carahealth Herbal Tincture range has been formulated to have no negative drug/herb interactions. If you are on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, we recommends getting expert Naturopathic advice on herbal contraindications and drug/herb interactions by booking a Skype consult.
Carahealth accept no responsibility if you self-prescribe herbs whilst taking medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding. We offer tailored herbal tinctures formulated for you specific requirement that is safe in pregnancy, breastfeeding or if you are on medication.
Expectations: For every year you have had a condition, 1 month of treatment is required. If you are on the correct prescription you should notice an improvement within the first 2 weeks. Expect slow & steady improvement the longer you are on the herbs.
Dispensary: Dispensed in HDPE plastic bottles. Plastic bottles to prevent breakages & spillage as well as reduce weight for postage. HDPE is number 2 in the triangle & considered to be a stable & safe plastic. The bottles are widely recyclable. Herbal tinctures are mixed personally & 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.