You will receive the herbs I prescribe either as pills or as granules, or as drops if you prefer them. The pills are standard formulas for common complaints. The major advantage of the granules (a sort of soup powder to be mixed with warm water and taken as a tea) is that any herb can be added or omitted, and the mutual ratio of the herbs adjusted. This way, the herbal formula can be exactly tailored to fit to your personal constitution and the complaint.
The herbs are taken two or three times a day after a meal, unless otherwise specified – a formula to treat insomnia, for example, would be taken about an hour before going to bed.
Many herbs are beneficial not only when used internally, but also when made into cremes and other products for external use. This will often effectuate quicker alleviation of the complaint, and can help fix the underlying problem. In general, you will use these products once a day, or when the complaint pops up.