It is important to understand that the many tastes of herbs can give us a valuable connection to the Earth. The taste of an herb is a part of its energy. For instance, it has been shown scientifically that the bitter taste on the tongue strongly activates many of the glands and organs involved in digestion, assimilation and elimination. These properties are lost if the herb is taken in a capsule. It is reassuring for most people to know that the strong taste is indication of the potency of our product. The taste of the herb is only momentary with the extracts. Most of the herbs have mild and interesting flavors and most people can get used to the taste after a short period of time. For those who truly cannot get used to the taste, the herbs can be placed in a little diluted apple juice, or a small nibble of something can be taken after the herb.