Reply To: Herbal Dosing

  • theholisticgoat

    June 21, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Institute for Traditional Medicine has this lengthy discourse on dosing.


    “For the majority of commonly used herbs, the range is 6-15 grams for a one day dose, with an average of about 10 grams/day. Some herbs are used at considerably lower or higher dosages routinely, but these are the exceptions that must be learned; some herbs are used in much higher dosage for certain applications. Decoctions are commonly made up of 8-16 ingredients, with an average of about 12 ingredients. Thus, a decoction of about 120 grams of crude herbs is usual (e.g., 12 ingredients x 10 grams/ingredient). For a one week supply of herbs, this translates to nearly 2 pounds of dried herb materials. When treating serious ailments, the dosages may be increased by, on average, about 50%, so that a one week supply comes from about 3 pounds of herbs.”


    6-13 grams per day.


    “a few drops”