Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Our products are available in Natural Health Food Stores, Grocery stores, and on-line retailers across Canada. We also sell our products on our own website! To find a retailer near you, please visit our store locator.
A medicinal herb consumed raw is typically hard for the body to assimilate. That’s why we have tinctures. For centuries, both water and alcohol have been necessary when it comes to unlocking all the active ingredients of a raw herb and making them fully bioavailable. A solution of water alone is not enough. In addition, alcohol stabilizes a herb and acts as a preservative. If, however, you want to remove the alcohol in a tincture, simply bring some water to a boil. Take the boiling water off the stove, add your dose of tincture, and let the water sit for ten minutes or so. This will evaporate most of the alcohol.
If we do not have a dosage listed for your child’s age, we do not recommend giving the product to your child without first consulting with your Healthcare Practitioner or Naturopathic Doctor.
Taking a tincture on an empty stomach is to facilitate quicker absorption by the body. You can take the tincture anytime up to five minutes before a meal. If you need to take it after a meal, it’s ideal if you wait a couple of hours. If this is not possible, it is better to take your tincture as you are able rather than not at all.
We do not sell our products outside of Canada.
Sedimentation, or precipitation is a normal, naturally occurring event in most tinctures. This can happen after the product has been filtered and bottled and occurs when substances become separated out of a solution. If the product is shaken, these particles can result in the product appearing cloudy. All our tinctures are manufactured by traditional means and precipitation is a natural and safe by-product.
We are proudly Canadian for over 30 years! All our tinctures and capsules are made in Canada with herbs that are sourced from Canada where possible and globally for those that are not native to Canada.

While this product is sold under our Women’s Health Line, it can also be taken by men to effectively treat urinary tract infections

We apologize for any inconvenience, but due to supply issues that have become common for many companies during covid, we will temporarily be using unmarked droppers and reducer caps for our 50 mL and 100 mL bottles, until we find a long-term solution.

To manage dosing either:

  1. refer to the # of drops per dose on the label or
  2. pour liquid/drops into a measuring spoon while referring to the mL dose amount on label: ½ tsp = ~2.5mL

Deep Immune

We recommend giving your child Deep Immune for Kids.
Our Deep Immune for kids contains sweet whey. We do not recommend it for anyone with a dairy allergy.

If you are sick, we recommend stopping Deep Immune and switching to one of our Cough + Cold products such as Virafect or EchinAce. For children, you can switch to Echinacea kids. Once you are well again, you can resume using Deep Immune. To identify the best products for a specific condition click here to view a chart and blog that outlines this.

As long as the contraindications for each of the products do not apply to you, you can take Deep Immune and Strest at the same time.
We do not recommend taking Deep Immune while pregnant or breastfeeding. Instead, you might try EchinAce, which is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
If you have high blood pressure, we recommend our Deep Immune Licorice-Free formula.

Allergy Relief

Immune function is a delicate balance between competing subsets of immune cells. Noteworthy among allergy sufferers is a predominance of T-helper cells known as Th2, relative to Th1 cells. Those with this imbalance are more prone to autoimmune diseases, infections, and cancer! Another issue is a deficiency in function of T-regulatory cells.

Allergy Relief with Deep Immune® is a two-pronged allergy solution that provides symptom relief plus addresses the underlying cause of an over-active immune system. To achieve this, we’ve combined the essential herbal elements of our classic Deep Immune® formula with homeopathic ingredients.

Both our Deep Immune® products and Allergy Relief with Deep Immune® address the underlying cause of allergy, i.e. an over-active immune system. However, Allergy Relief with Deep Immune® also addresses allergy symptoms, i.e. itchiness, congestion, runny nose, and watery eyes.

Ideally, you should start taking Allergy Relief with Deep Immune® 4-6 weeks before allergy season and then throughout the season. Otherwise, start immediately and take it for as long as allergy season lasts. As for Deep Immune®, simply take it year-round, but stop when you switch to Allergy Relief with Deep Immune®.

The name says it all. St. Francis Herb Farm’s Sinafect® is the perfect formula when it comes to relieving the symptoms of sinusitis (sinus infection) and nasal/sinus issues related to allergies (and colds & flu). Use for acute sinusitis (lasts less than 4 weeks). For chronic sinusitis (longer than 4 weeks), use in a 2 week rotation with our Oréganum Plus gelcaps for a highly effective solution.

Our Oréganum Plus Capsules contain not only oregano oil, but also black seed oil and garlic oil, which makes it a unique product on the market. Oréganum Plus Capsules play a key role in treating chronic sinusitis (lasts longer than 4 weeks), while Sinafect® is recommended for allergy-related acute sinusitis (less than 4 weeks). For effective treatment of chronic sinusitis, we recommend rotating the use of Sinafect® with Oréganum Plus Gelcaps every 2 weeks.

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Careers at St. Francis

At St. Francis Herb Farm, we have a fantastic, hard-working team. We are truly passionate about our work, and that shows in the effort that goes into crafting, selling and telling the world about our herbal medicines and whole food products.

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