Differences in smaller doses vs larger doses
Benefits and downsides to both approaches
Neither is wrong, better or worse...just different.
The term “drop dosing” refers to a very small amount of drops of herbal medicine, which would typically be recommended with tinctures, spagyrics, or sometimes plant essences. Depending on the plant, person, condition, preparation, and many other factors, an appropriate dosage will be decided. Herbalists also come from different walks of life, and educational backgrounds, so their views on how much to suggest to a client can widely vary.
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What is drop dosing? Thanks to a question from one of our followers, let’s talk about herbal remedy dosing. Amongst the herbalism community, this is a topic up for debate, which goes to show that there may not be a right or wrong approach. Healers from many different modalities of healing, for many years, have been using different sized doses of herbal medicine to help their clients reach healing. Because so many factors go into play when determining an appropriate dosage for a person, it’s hard to say that one can stick to strictly drop dose mentality or heavy dose mentality. Each human is highly individual in their mind, body, and soul, so let’s discuss the differences in smaller doses versus larger doses, some benefits and downsides to both approaches, and why neither is wrong, better or worse.
Differences in smaller doses of herbal medicine vs larger doses
Benefits and downsides to both approaches
Neither is wrong, better or worse...just different
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-Drop dosing. The good, bad, and the beautiful.
-What is a drop dosing? Get the deets!
-Let’s talk drop doses. Different approaches for different folks.
-How does drop dosing compare to moderate doses of herbal medicine?
What is drop dosing? Thanks to a question from one of our wonderful followers, let’s talk about herbal remedy dosing. We don’t want to give too much or too little of a tincture, spagyric mixture, or flower essence, right? So how can we be sure a person is taking the appropriate dosage?
The term “drop dosing” refers to a very small amount of drops of an herbal medicine, which would typically be recommended for a spagyric tincture because of their highly concentrated nature. With drop dosing, essentially, the vital force of the person responds, shifts, and changes due to the presence of the vital force of the plant, in a gentle way.
There are a wide variety of herbalists, coming from many different backgrounds, and there can be some controversy when talking about suggested dosages. Some feel that drop dosing is not enough of a plant’s biochemical constituents to affect the body, and some feel that too much of a plant can be forceful to the body and not helpful. Because we are multifaceted, individual beings (and so are plants), herbal medicine is highly personal.
There are many different things that are taken into account when figuring an appropriate dose of a plant medicine. Depending on the person, plant, preparation, and many other factors, an herbalist may suggest 4 drops or 4mL.
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So what is the difference between drop doses and larger doses? Depending on a multitude of factors such as the person, plant, condition, preparation, and other things, an herbalist may suggest a small drop dose of a spagyric tincture. In this case, the vital force of the plant will gently urge the vital life force of the person into equilibrium. In another case, an herbalist may suggest a higher dose of 4mL to allow more of the biochemical constituents of the plant to bind to receptors in the body for a bigger physiological effect.
For one person, a few drops of a tincture will aid in restful sleep without the negative effects of grogginess, and for the other person, they’d need 2mL to achieve their desired state of sleep. Even though they were taking the same tincture, they each require very different dosages. Sometimes the body needs a gentle nudge in the right direction, and sometimes it needs a bit more! It’s a totally normal process to change dosage depending on how it interacts with the individual.
Some herbalists prefer drop dosing, some prefer larger doses, and some are right there in between knowing that not all cases are the same.
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The term “drop dosing” refers to a very small amount of drops of herbal medicine, which would typically be recommended for a spagyric tincture because of their highly concentrated nature. With drop dosing, essentially, the vital force of the person responds, shifts, and changes due to the presence of the vital force of the plant, in a gentle way.
What a beautiful, reciprocal, relationship to have with a plant. Working together to achieve healing to all cells.
Which is your favorite plant to work with?
So, what’s the consensus among herbalists and drop dosing? Because there are so many different forms of herbalism, and herbalists from many different walks of life, we’ve found some who adhere to many different beliefs. Some work with only spagyric tinctures and typically use a drop dosing approach, some do better creating medicine with a larger dosing scale, some don’t stick to one or the other and take each client as its own case and make a dosing suggestion in an individual way, and then adjust the dosing based on how the person responds. We don’t believe there to be a better or worse way to handle herbal medicine dosing, they’re just different!
What do you think? Where do your beliefs fall in line? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Click the link in our bio to read more!
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