I struggle with herbals personally.
All four of us are/have been on them. I find them helpful for my kids, but I struggle with them personally.
Like I said, they are good for my kids.
But for me? I'm very iffy on them. They have caused chronic pain for me (a flare that won't go away or heal). I have since stopped the herbals, and many of my symptoms have improved. I wrecked my elbows this past summer (tennis elbow in both), and it was beyond painful. I thought they were healing at one point, but they weren't. They were NOT improving after many months. I finally went off the herbals (extremely low dosage), and my arms are finally starting to heal and are much better. It is remarkable the difference after going off the herbals. This is contrary to what herbals should be doing. But for me, I think some of them create a pro-inflammatory response.
Previously, several months back, I definitely felt like with the cytokine remodulator herbals, which caused pain in prior injuries. When I went off those several months back, the pain went away (but took several weeks).
So, I haven't figured out how to effective use herbals yet for some of my issues.
And yes, I go slower than vast majority here and do lower dosages for me.
We are all so different. My kids don't have the issues that I have with them.
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.