Organically grown and ethically wild harvested herbs are used in the Sage Consulting and Apothecary, Ltd. extracts and formulas to bring you the highest quality herbal preparations available. All Sage Consulting and Apothecary's herbs are ethically and ecologically wildharvested, organically grown by independent farmers, or selectively imported under strict standards to assure premium quality. Much time and expense goes into sourcing and purchasing only the freshest and most vital raw materials.
Sage Consulting follows Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), which helps to ensure the quality and safety of products, traceability of ingredients, and transparency of the manufacturing process from the arrival of herbal products to our door, throughout the manufacture and use of the herbs in preparations or formulas, to the labeling and release of products out the door to our customers. This is done through the careful recording of lot numbers, the creation of unique id numbers for each and every batch of herbs that is created, and samples taken of each herb that is received as well as each product prepared in our lab.
Chinese herbs are tested using Organoleptic properties. These herbs are tested for yeast and mold, either through our suppliers or by us. Our herbs are never fumigated or irradiated, even those from China. Sage Consulting and Apothecary uses only a select group of herbal wild harvesters whose concerns for the environment and the quality of herbal products meet our high ethical standards and uncompromising quality control.
About 5% of our herbal tinctures are produced by a regional herbal company, which is F.D.A. Registered and approved. Like us, they use organic cane alcohol.
Our fresh plant extracts are macerated within 1 to 48 hours from harvest while the dry plant extracts are ground minutes before extraction and are prepared through the laborious cold drip percolation method, all to exacting standards to maximize potency. Alcohol and water are used to extract the most difficult to digest biochemical compounds. Ratios of herb to menstrum are calculated by the potency of the herb. Extractions are approved by the A.T.F. and use US pharmaceutical grade grain alcohol and deionized kinetically stored water. We never use industrial alcohol or hexane.