Herbs and Supplements

Here is a resource page for buying herbal and other natural dietary products we commonly recommend to our patients. To make a purchase, click on the link or icon below each product description. Contact us if you have questions about any products listed here. This page is a work in progress. We will be adding more products over time.

The information contained in this site is not intended as medical treatment or advice for any disease or condition but may be used in conjunction with a professionally monitored health care program. Before beginning any new treatment, herbs or supplements, or any new diet or exercise routine, it is recommended that you consult with your health care professional.


 

6 Criteria for Assessing Any Herbal or Non-Herbal Medicine

                         1. Mood                   3. Sleep              5. Digestion

                         2. Energy level        4. Appetite          6. Elimination

If all 6 of these areas improve, then the medicine is probably good for you. However, if it causes trouble in any of these 6 areas, then it is not good for you regardless of how it affects the symptoms for which you’re taking the product.


WESTERN SUPPLEMENTS

Noni

Noni, in the form of organic noni juice, is a natural  product that Linda uses everyday and often recommends to patients, friends, and family for its highly therapeutic properties. Noni is a small fruit that grows in tropical regions and has been used for thousands of years by indigenous cultures for its healing properties. Noni is unique in that it enhances the function and renewal of every cell in the body. Nitric oxide and xeronine are the major health-promoting substances in noni. Noni is great for relieving inflammation, pain, insomnia, fatigue, depression, and much more. It has powerful anti-cancer properties as well. Apply it directly to your skin to hasten healing of acne, burns, scratches, scrapes, or to relieve itching.

Indications: Pain, inflammation, insomnia, depression, fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis, asthma, allergies, respiratory disorders, multiple sclerosis, menstrual disorders, digestion, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, HIV, immune system disorders, kidney disease, obesity, memory/concentration difficulty, sexual enhancement, muscle-building, promote well-being

Standard dosage:  1-2 tablespoons, 2 times a day on empty stomach (20 minutes before eating or 2 hours after eating)

Cautions and Contraindications: None

Read more about noni in this article by Linda Phelps, LAc (click on article title):

Noni: A tropical healing agent for a myriad of health conditions

Click to purchase Organic Noni Juice:   (Oops, hiccup. New link coming soon!)

Or click click here to purchase Organic Noni Capsules from Super Supplements. For free shipping, have your order sent to the Super Supplements store near you. In Seattle, orders arrive to the stores Tuesdays and Thursdays.



 

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Xiao Yao Wan (“Free and Easy Wanderer pill”)

Indications: Anxiety, stress, irritability, depression, PMS (cramps, breast tenderness, painful or irregular menstrual cycles), anger, possibly with fatigue, poor appetite, or loose stools/diarrhea

Standard dosage: 5-8 pills, 2 or 3 times a day with water. (They are very small pills.) Expect results within 3-5 weeks of daily use.

Ingredients: Radix Bupleuri (Chai Hu), Radix Angelicae Sinensis (Dang Gui), Radix Paeoniae Alba (Bai Shao), Rhizoma Atractylodis Macroce (Bai Zhu), Poria (Fu Ling), Radix Glycyrrhizae (Gan Cao), Herba Menthae (Bo He), Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens (Sheng Jiang).

Cautions and Contraindications: Use with caution in early stage of common cold, flu, or during acute infection. May reduce milk production in breast-feeding women.

Click to purchase (25-40 doses):  (Oops, hiccup. New link coming soon!)            


 

Yin Chiao San (“Honeysuckle and Forsythia tablets”)

a.k.a. Yin Qiao San

Indications: Take at first sign of a common cold, especially if there is a sore throat or fever. Continue daily until symptoms subside. Unlike Western medicine, Chinese medicine recognizes several different types of common cold. Depending on the type of common cold you have, Yin Qiao can either quickly resolve your illness or reduce the severity and duration of your illness.

Yin Chiao may reduce these common cold and flu symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Otitis media (earache, “plugged ears”)
  • Headache
  • Thirst

Standard Dosage: Swallow 4 tablets, 3 times a day with warm water.

Ingredients: Lonicera japonica flower, Forsythia suspensa fruit, Arctium lappa fruit, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Mentha haplocalyx herb, Glycine max bean-prep, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb, Lophatherum gracile herb. – Jin yin hua, Lian qiao, Niu bang zi, Jie geng, Bo he, Dan dou chi, Gan cao, Jing jie, Dan zhu ye.

Cautions & Contraindications: Reduce dosage if diarrhea or stomach upset occurs. Not recommended for long term use. Contains soy.

Click to purchase (24 doses):