This is a Dry Herb Equivalent Calculator

For converting herbal concentrates into dry herb equivalents

 

Add the amount of concentrated herbal extract in ml or g. Then drag the bar across to determine the concentration.

(Hint: you can also click on the bar and use the arrow keys to have more precision). 

This calculator will also work when trying to find the dosage from a desired amount of a specific constituent. 

Fir tree cone
 

Dry Herb Equivalent Calculator

Amount of Concentrated Herbal Extract : ml or mg
Concentration: 0%

Dry Herb Equivalent = 0.00

 

Example: A ginseng extract is featured in a study for reducing mental fatigue.

They used 2g doses of a ginseng extract that was a 13% extract. 

The study showed improvement, and you want to begin using ginseng for fatigue at a therapeutic dose.

You do not have this same concentrated extract that the study used, however, you do have ginseng root or a 1:1 ginseng extract. 

To find how much ginseng is needed to achieve these same results, enter the amount of extract used in the study (in this case 2g). 

Then m0ve the slider over to the percent it was concentrated to (in our case 13%). 

The result gives us 15.38g. 

This means that a dose of 15.5g of ginseng root doses is needed to achieve the same results found in the study. (yes, this is a lot!). 

 

Try It For Yourself

Next time you find a study that uses herbal concentrates for their tests (nearly all of them do), you can check to see exactly how much the dry herb would take to match the dose! 

 

 

It will also work for concentrates of a single compound or essential oil if you can find how much that compound is present in the herb naturally. 

For Example: Chrysin, a flavonoid found in passionflower, was shown to be effective for treating depression at a dose of 20mg/kg. You can use this information to deliver an effective dose for this condition suing the herbal calculator. If a person weighs 70kg, than this dose will be 70 x 20 = 1400mg of chrysin.

Now since we know that flavonoids (mainly chrysin) makes up about 2.5% of passionflower vine, we can use the calculator to find out how much of the dried herb (or 1:1 extract) we will need to deliver this same dose of flavonoids including chrysin. 

In the herbal extract box, we will enter 1400 for the amount of chrysin (herbal extract) we are looking to deliver. 

Next we will move the slider to the 2.5% value using the arrow keys for the most precision. 

We will find that this is in fact equal to 56 000g of dried passionflower. A virtually unachievable amount as you can see. This makes this dosage of chrysin unachievable from the dried herb itself, and will require concentration before being administered.

 

Recent Blog Posts