All herbs from around the world come in different
grades based upon their variety, seed stock, growing source, growing
conditions, care of the cultivators or collectors, and processing at various
stages of the supply chain and during production. The use of production
chemicals can ruin the quality of an herb due to the toxicity of the chemicals.
We all want to avoid pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, water
pollutants, etc., but lower quality herbs are often riddled with these
chemicals (these tainted herbs cost less, but the consumer pays with their
health). What distinguishes Small Volcano from
similar Asian products is the quality
of the herbs used to produce it, and the production
Dragon Herbs takes all these factors into account
in selecting our raw materials and in producing our herbal products.
Small Volcano is so widely consumed in
China that many domestic herb factories produce it. Most of this production
uses low grade herbs for price reasons, including herbs grown and processed
with pesticides, and herbs that have been irradiated, etc.
Dragon Herbs does not use low grade, less
effective, raw materials for Small Volcano or
any of its products. Dragon Herbs identifies sources of the BEST raw material,
the kind preferred in Hong Kong or Tokyo by those who know herbs and want the
best. We use this premium material to produce this important formula. Every
herb is tested for pesticides and other chemical residues prior to and after
production to assure that the original herb and finished product are free of
chemical and microbial contaminants.
Production technology also matters. Most factories
just throw the herbs into a tank and cook the whole thing for a couple of
hours; then they make a powdered extract of the tea using a lot of excipient
(usually not natural). Dragon Herbs uses low temperature extraction using very
pure water and no chemicals. We add the herbs carefully at incremental stages.
Some of the herbs in Small Volcano can
only be cooked for a few minutes. These “short cook” herbs are
cooked separately and carefully added at the end.
One very important process that most factories skip
involves the collection of aromatic oils
from the tea. Real Small Volcano has
a distinctive aroma. This is from the aromatic oils in the herbs. If the herbs
are overcooked and the oils are allowed to evaporate away, the true power of Small Volcano cannot
be achieved – even if good quality herbs are used.
Dragon Herbs always processes it herbs using an
“oil trap.” An oil trap is a technologically sophisticated device
connected to the extraction system. It captures evaporating aromatic oils and
collects them in crystallized form. These collected aromatic oils are therefore
not lost. They are added back into the extract at the end of the process.
When you smell Dragon
Herbs Small Volcano, and other Dragon
Herbs powdered extracts, you can always smell the aromatic oils. These oils are
not present in most other brands of powdered extract. It is something we pay
extra for, but it makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE! We know that for an herbal extract
to work, it must be made correctly and with the best technology available in
the relief of occasional constipation.* Small Volcano is
a relatively mild formulation suitable for most adults with an average
constitution. This formulation should be used under the supervision of a
Capsules 500 mg each
Senna may be habit forming.
This product should not be used continuously. Use only as directed and
discontinue when the problem re-balances, not exceeding two weeks. Combine with
other herbs and eat a diet rich in vegetables, fiber, and fruits. Drink plenty
of water with this herbal product and throughout the day. Discontinue if you
experience cramping, bleeding or pain. Discontinue if diarrhea results,
especially if it continues for more than 12 hours. This
formulation should be used under the supervision of a professional herbalist.
Rhubarb rhizome, Senna Leaf, Magnolia bark, Immature Tangerine rind, Chinese
Red Peony root, Black Sesame seed, Apricot seed, Chinese Licorice root.
Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules**, rice powder.
capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s “First Rule of Tonic
Herbalism,” summed up in a single word – Compliance. If you
don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”
caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation
process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical
modifications; gluten free.
statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any