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Herbal Extracts
‘Coleus forskohlii to reduce hypertension
The herb Coleus aromaticus /amboinicus belongs to the botanical family Lamiaceae (Labiatae). It is a large aromatic perennial herb that grows to approximately 30–90 cm and has a thick fleshy stem. Coleus belongs to the mint family, which grows wild on the mountain slopes of Nepal, India, and Thailand. Coleus root contains a chemical called...
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Allium Sativum (Garlic) – One Remedy, Many Benefits
Allium Sativum (Garlic) occupies a prominent position amongst medicinal plants and used globally for centuries.[2] It derives its lineage from the genus Allium and is closely related to leeks, onions and shallots. [3] Since ancient times, it is revered for its unique flavour and versatile applications in food and medicine. Though its effectiveness as a...
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Menthol: An effective pain reliever
Menthol (also known as “mint camphor”) is a volatile oil extract derived from the genus Mentha which is available in natural and synthetic forms. Since ancient times, menthol has been used as a non-opioid pain reliever. It is prepared from the extracts of peppermint oil and provides a cooling sensation when applied to the skin...
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Spirulina – A rich addition to your diet
Spirulina, blue-green algae, is recognized as the biomass of the Arthrospira platensis, an oxygenic photosynthetic bacterium found prevalently in fresh and marine waters. [3] It is considered a microscopic and filamentous cyanobacterium, named after its spiral nature found within its filaments. It serves as a rich source of protein and is revered as a vitamin...
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‘Sesamum indicum’, commonly known as ‘Sesame’ is an annual plant native to tropical areas in Asia, Africa and South America. It is known by various other names including Benniseed, Til, Goma, Gingelly, Wangila, Zhi Ma, etc. Sesame plants are among the world’s oldest cultivated plants and are over 4000 years old. (1) India and China...
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A popular home remedy, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)  is widely used in innumerable households. It is made by fermenting sugar from apples and has an acidity content of 5%. Acetic acid, the main ingredient in vinegar, is responsible for many health benefits. Diluted ACV is said to have 0 calories per tablespoon as well as...
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Green Tea- A drink for your well-being Touted as one of the healthiest beverages on the planet, green tea has steadily gained popularity across the world and in India. Unlike most teas that are made through the process of fermentation, green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The fresh leaves...
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. Horny goat weed, also known as ‘yin yang huo’ in traditional Chinese medicine, has been used for centuries as a remedy to treat erectile dysfunction, low libido, and bone disorders. It is the extract from the Epimedium plant...
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Oral illnesses are one of the most serious public health issues and the most frequent chronic diseases afflicting humanity. Natural products are being evaluated as an attractive alternative to synthetic antimicrobials. ‘Azadirachta Indica’, often known as neem, Indian lilac, or nimtree, is a mahogany tree in the Meliaceae family. It is endemic to the Indian subcontinent...
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Boswellia, also called Indian Frankincense, is a herbal product extracted from the Boswellia Serrata tree. Usually available in resin, pill or cream form, it is widely administered to treat chronic inflammatory diseases such as Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Asthma, Diabetes, Ulcerative Colitis, sore throat, painful menstruation and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Research has suggested...
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