Please use organic herbs only. Natures Sunshine does NOT use organic herbs! This is VERY important.
95% of the herbs on today's market are not certified organic. These herbs are grown in third world countries (India, Eastern Europe, China, Mexico, etc). Many still allow the use of DDT (both a neurotoxin and a carcinogen) - the fertilizer and pesticides are generally far worse than what we allow here.
The workers that pick these herbs are paid very little (basically slave wages, or forced labor). They do not care about thing like "if Echinacea is in bloom, the root is useless) - they just fill their bags and get their 25 cents :(
In order to save their essential oils and 'healing herbal goodies', ALL herbs should be dried in the shade; these herbs are dried (and powdered) in high-heat kilns - many are scorched/burned and have virtually no herbal attributes left. :(
Then they are baled and shipped to the US, when they are either sprayed with pesticides/fungicides and/or IRRADIATED (mutating whatever 'herbal quality' is left :(
These are not 'healing herbs' - they are toxic substances that may have a smidgen of beneficial healing power left.
Everybody, let's do our best to NOT buy these products and reward these suppliers...and let's certainly honor our bodies enough not to plow them with even MORE poisons :)
What is this person doing to address the CAUSE of the pancreatic distress? I'm not accusing you of anything negative btw, I just like to remind everybody: while using herbs as a "bandaid" IS far better than allopathic medicine, we never want to "squelch symptoms" without addressing the cause of the symptoms.
Be sure to post if there's anything else I can do to assist :)