How herbs work
Fruits and vegetables are not the only plants that are good for your health. Hundreds of plants have health benefits. Some are just not great fits for the produce aisle. So, we extract their phytochemical compounds into a liquid. That way you don’t have to chew on tough roots or delicate flowers to get their effects.
A few generations ago, any child would be able to identify the helpful plants growing in their region. Leaves, flowers, berries, barks, roots, and more—we were all familiar with local plants and their uses. Today we’re not limited to just the plants growing in our own area. We can combine our own herbal traditions with those from the tops of mountains, the shores of distant seas and cultures across our shared globe.
There are a couple of easy ways to approach taking herbs. The first is a tonic approach. This means you take supportive herbs regularly, usually every day, in order to support your long-term or seasonal health goals. It’s a healthy habit in some ways similar to eating right, exercising or getting good rest.
The other way is a response approach. This means taking more acute herbs when you already experiencing some sort of distress. Some of the most famous herbs like Echinacea and Ginger are often taken this way.
How liquid herbal extracts work
Liquid herbal extracts help you get the plants’ benefits quickly by partially bypassing the digestive process. When you swallow them, there is little processing work your body has to do. Much of the herb extractives just get absorbed through your stomach and small intestine.
Liquid herbal extracts deliver a more authentic representation of the plant. They convey much of the herb’s smell, taste, color, as well as its stimulating, cooling or other properties. On a phytochemical level, our liquid extracts closely match the make-up of the original plants.
Just as important, liquid herbal extracts can be made simply, without any extra ingredients or processing. Often, our products contain only the herb extractives and the liquid used to extract them. The process of creating a liquid extract is often the first step in making other formats for herbal supplements.
Last, liquid extracts make it easy to adjust the amount of herbal extract you would like to take. We put a range of doses on our labels to accommodate different people, lifestyles and goals.
How to make most liquid extracts:
How Herbs on the Go work
We put our decades of expertise into taking the confusion out of herbs. The names let you know what they’re for and when to take them. The spray makes them portable and easy to use. And of course, the formulas themselves are thoughtful blends of just the right helpful herbs.
So much goes into being so simple.
The story starts on our farms in Oregon. They’re Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Salmon-Safe, Bee-friendly and even a Monarch Butterfly Waystation. If something interacts with our farms, we do our part to make it a little bit better. Then what we can’t grow ourselves, we source responsibly from ethical growers and wildcrafters around the planet.
Our herbalist team selects the right combination of herbs for each formula then extracts them in balance with nature. We extract each herb gently, refusing to manipulate the plants’ natural chemical make-up. Ultimately what’s in the bottle matches what’s in the plant. Undistorted.
How to use Herbs on the Go
Take Herbs on the Go™ with you. Throw a bottle in your bag and meet your health challenges when and where they happen.
The names on the bottle help you know when to take them.
The spray format makes them convenient and easy-to-use.
Meet the sprays
Promotes peaceful relaxation, reduces stress and frustration.* Provides support for occasional and mild anxiety.*
Take this as you handle rough days or recover from difficult situations.* Use it on its own or as a complement to our Anxiety Soother™ formula.
Herbs on the Go: Anxious Moment™ is formulated with:
- Lemon Balm
It includes Kava prepared from the rhizome and root of noble varieties of Piper methysticum plants grown and harvested in the islands of the South Pacific. It is bittersweet, with a numbing mouthfeel typical of Kava.
Promotes a quiet, calm and restful sleep while providing soothing support for the nervous system.*
Keep this spray on your bedside table.* When you find yourself staring at the ceiling in the dark, respond right away.* Reach over and give yourself a dose. No water needed. It’s convenient on its own or as a complement to our Relaxing Sleep™ formula.
Herbs on the Go: Bed Time™ is formulated with:
- California Poppy
- Lemon Balm
It includes sweet California Poppy glycerite prepared from whole Eschscholzia californica plants (root, leaf & flower) which are Certified Organically Grown on Herb Pharm's own farm. The plants are harvested while in full flower, then milled at the last moment before extraction. It has sweet and pleasantly floral flavors.
Promotes a normalized response to physical and mental stress*
Pack this spray in your gym bag to use after a workout.* Throw it in your carry-on to help you through a business trip.* Or keep it at your desk as you handle a hard week of deadlines.* Designed to help you through rough weeks or months, this spray takes a tonic approach. It’s convenient and portable on its own and it works as a complement to our Stress Manager™ formula.*
Herbs on the Go: Daily Stress Balance™ is formulated with adaptogenic and supportive herbs like:
- Holy Basil
It includes Eleuthero extract prepared from the roots of Eleutherococcus senticosus shrubs which are Responsibly Wildcrafted in their wild native habitat. It has sweet, rich and mildly spicy flavors.
Supports Healthy brain function and is helpful for mental concentration.*
Take this as part of your regular healthy habits or in the weeks ahead of a big set of tests and deadlines.* Use it on its own or as a complement to our Brain & Memory™ formula.
Herbs on the Go: Everyday Focus™ is formulated with:
- Asian Ginseng
- Gotu Kola
- Holy Basil
It includes Bacopa extract prepared from the aerial parts of Certified Organic Bacopa monnieri plants. It is a bittersweet and slightly aromatic.
Provides complex support for a healthy immune response.*
Take this spray with you in the car when it’s your turn to drive the carpool.* Bring it to business events and give yourself a quick spray after shaking a million hands.* Designed to help you all winter long, this spray works as both a tonic and active responder.* Use it on its own or as a complement to our Daily Immune Builder™ formula.
Herbs on the Go: Immune Season™ is formulated with:
- Black Elderberry
It includes sweet Black Elderberry glycerite prepared from the fully-ripened, Certified Organic berries of Sambucus nigra trees. It has sweet, rich and mildly fruity flavors with a slightly tingly mouthfeel.
Provides support for occasional nausea, upset stomach and discomfort from motion.* It also aids digestion.*
Throw this spray in your bag when you’re headed out on the water, off to the roller coasters or out on the road.* Or keep it on the bedside table. It’s there to help you respond when the need arises.
Herbs on the Go: Not Now Nausea™ is formulated with:
- Orange peel
It includes Ginger extract prepared from the rhizome of Certified Organic Zingiber officinale plants which are cultivated in warm, tropical climates. The plants are thoroughly tested and purity verified, then milled at the last moment before extraction to retain the plants' characteristic flavors and aromas. It has sweet, minty and mildly spicy flavors.
Provides traditional support for the respiratory system.*
Take this as part of your healthy habits in the days and weeks when the seasons change and the smell of cut grass is in the air.* Use it on its own or as a complement to our Pollen Defense™ formula.
Herbs on the Go: Ready For Pollen™ is formulated with:
- Stinging Nettle
- Reishi mushroom
It includes Stinging Nettle Blend extract, made from the whole herb and seed of Certified Organic Urtica dioica plants grown on fields we farm in southern Oregon. It is mildly aromatic, sweet and spicy.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
At Herb Pharm, we make liquid herbal products kind to both the body and the Earth. We think choices work like raindrops. That each decision, by itself, can seem small. Almost inconsequential. But taken together, they can flow into something powerful. Something that defines who we are.
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