One simple way to improve patient satisfaction:

Prescribe better herbal medicine.

– 604 Formulas/Single Herbs –

And Custom Formulas Infinitum


Decisively closer in capability to the prescriptions out of a raw herb pharmacy.
And quite tolerable in a mango juice shot.

Why they’re special:

Cooked, not soaked. Fresh, not stale.

A taste that confirms high potency.

This is how to make TCM when higher potency is the goal, not mass production.

Mass-manufactured herbal products with low or no potency are our profession’s most important and most overlooked quality issue. Dehydrated herbal teas (dried herbal extract concentrates) are over-processed to begin with and degrading daily. Meanwhile, our alternatively made, cooked, liquid tea concentrates (not tinctures) are protected with 20% alcohol and are 100% potent when you need them. Every time. All the time.



There are many herbal preparation techniques mentioned in ancient texts. But like today, ancient people competed for status, business was business, and short cuts and compromises were necessary to allow the workers to conveniently carry herbs (pills) while working nonstop in the fields. We are not interested in replicating short cuts or compromises. Did the Emperor take herbal prescriptions in the pill and powder form? …In reality, no.


             ABOUT JR13 TCM
30+ years experience. One gallon at a time. Ongoing improvement.

In 1987, a group of practitioners with backgrounds in science and engineering came together. We recognized that when a raw herb pharmacy was not accessible, practitioners had only bleak alternatives. “As good as it gets” was not good enough. Supported by unconventional inclinations, we pioneered radical changes to entrenched extraction/concentration methods. Rather than pursuing mass-production volume and marketing flair, we focused entirely on ways to produce a better concentrate for our patients; closer in capability to the prescriptions out of a raw herb pharmacy. As a private, innovative laboratory/pharmacy, we worked smart and made tangible progress. We measure success not by how many units we sell, but by how many lives we improve.

Trade in a dried herbal extract concentrate pharmacy for fresh, high potency liquids.

Year after year, apathy fills warehouses with
the same old mass manufactured herbal extract concentrates.
. . . W E   A R E   D I F F E R E N T

Progress does not occur without change. Here, it’s done by hand with skill and foresight. We remain a small, precision operation that can quickly implement new strategies to further elevate potency levels; one gallon at a time. Improvements are dynamic and ongoing. Passion over routine. No details insignificant. No industrialized shortcuts. This is why after 30 years, we still love our work.

290 Formulas / 314 Singles
– Custom formulas at no extra charge
– Trade in a dried pharmacy
– Strong medicine for a fair price
– Our CBD added to any formula
– Empty bottles for your dispensary
– Your custom designs: 8, 16, 32, 128oz.
– And in 4oz. with minimum 32oz.
– We bottle and label with your name

Knowing herbs like the back of one’s hand does not amount
to a hill of beans if the herbal medicine is defective and weak.

It takes years to earn a license. But it doesn’t take long for deficient herbal medicine to sink a practice. A really good TCM practitioner may get by regardless, aided by the placebo effect of simply taking a pill. But when the belief in the medicine combines with medicine that is actually powerful, patient satisfaction improves significantly.

Behind the Flavor is the Power

A strong flavor is a reliable indicator of high capability, as opposed to the weak flavor of low capability. Learn to tell a strong brand from a weak brand at the VITAL SIGNS page. Not personally doing taste-taste comparisons is not doing everything possible to ensure a successful practice.

Let’s say, a new patient arrives and mentions a TCM formula taken without results. Wrong formula? It’s more likely that the medicine was weak; an all too common problem for unaware clinicians. We should never assume that a new patient had ever taken a potent TCM formula before. We clinicians strongly want to believe that we chose an herbal extract concentrate brand that is highly effective. When we become hands-on involved (see VITAL SIGNS page), it adds a higher level of confidence that we did.