The herbal extracts are the extracts from plants or herbs.
Herbal extracts are normally in the liquid form and are generally being used as preservatives of active constituents and their long shelf life for at least one to three years.
The herbal extracts are convenient to use. Without any effort, you can add them in your water, tea, juice or can be taken directly in their form.
They add supplements to our body to cope with excess pressure, tension, mental stress, aggravations, and apprehensions of the day of today’s life.
Today’s life has become very mechanical and monotonous with no time to fulfill or meet our own personal needs and take care of our health. Therefore, you can get these readily available herbal extracts from the market.
Fresh or dried high-quality plants or plant material, or both are used in the preparation of herbal extracts. With the help of organic grain and grape alcohol, herbal extracts are normally extracted with the help of different kinds of distillations like steam, cool pressed, hydro, and so on.
These extracts are prepared in a high-quality process of extracting methods, integrity, and careful details. Most of the herbal extracts are packaged and marketed in amber glass.
Instructions to use and store are also provided on them so that there are no confusions in the usage.
Herbal extracts are used in cosmetics also to preserve the active materials used in them.
Few examples of herbal extracts used in cosmetics are arrowroot extract, green tea extract, Cucurbita extract, lemon extract, melon extract, wild mint extract, pear extract, chestnut extract, peach extract, pineapple extract, bio-pearl extract, and so on.
These extracts are added in the anti-aging, anti-dandruff, deodorant, hair growth promotion (hair straightening or lightening), moisturizers, conditioners, UV-absorption products, and others.
Single herbal extract, combination herbal extract, extract made from glycerin and syrups are few popular herbal extracts available in the market.
Health Herbal Tonics
The body’s immunization system is the main safeguarding system that helps us maintain a healthy life. Ayurveda medicine and health studies promote the practice and use of different herbal remedies to prevent and/or cure any immunization disorder by increasing the Ojas.
Healing Herbal Tonics
Here are some of the healing herbal tonics acting as ‘Rasayanas’. Please note that the following are especially beneficial to anyone who is underweight or suffers from physical and muscle weakness.
Consume 3 or 4 figs early in the morning while drinking 250ml of warm milk maybe even added by a teaspoon of honey to sweeten the milk’s flavor.
This tonic is also a natural herbal medicine for constipation and anemia. 2 walnuts, 4 almonds, and 7 raisins left soaked overnight in water will produce a fine herbal product tonic when consumed together with 250ml of warm milk and well chewed.
Take one bit of dried dates without seeds, 2 bits of dry coconut and 3 of sugar candy. Break them into little bits and mix them all together. Consuming 50g of the said herbal nutrition mix is also very healthy for children fighting disorders causing tonsillitis, cough or cold, indigestion and even teeth related diseases.
Equal quantities of grated unpeeled apples and carrots should be consumed on an empty stomach in doses of a maximum of 200g in the morning. Don’t eat in the consequent 2hrs.
Ayurveda herb tonics particularly for infants;
Soak 1 almond in water overnight to afterward peel (in the morning) and grind into a paste. Add 1g of honey.
This tonic is extremely efficient for infants not younger than 4 months to help them in their mental and physical development.
Soak 25g of black chickpeas in water overnight and present for consumption in the morning. Strengthening the lungs and reduction of cholesterol are amongst this herbal medicine natural benefits together with acting as an effective natural herbal remedy for weak digestion and congestions/heaviness feeling.
Take 2 to 3 dry dates and soak them in water in the morning to then boil in the evening mixed with 250ml of milk until half the quantity is left. After the mix is left to cool add some honey as a sweetener and consume.
Take one hour before going to sleep and avoid drinking water afterward. This tonic will increase the Dhatus, strengthens the lungs and increases blood circulation together with cleaning the bowels and alleviating the Vittas and Pittas.
Is It Safe To Use Ayurveda
Heavy metals, adulterated herbs, Evidence-based, herbs carrying some bad elements, quackery, disapproved thoughts, not research-oriented- there are many confusions and questions which are associated with Ayurvedic Sciences.
This is not important to answer all these questions to a modern medicine obsessed person. These questions are for them who believe in Ayurveda and their beliefs are attacked every now and then by every Sam and John!”
We will start taking these questions, from last to first!
Have you ever thought that you or your so-called scientists should try a new version of the vehicle, which will move in the opposite direction and you looking in the right direction through a mirror? It sounds funny!
But there is a reason for doing so because this is not researched that what will be the benefits of driving by looking in a mirror! We can reduce the toll of the deaths by doing so because everybody will be more careful.
It is ridiculous, to start with such a para!
Yes….the same they want from Ayurveda. They say prove it…make sure that this is right and proper. A system which is thousands of years old, need to prove its presence and utility.
Remember, Mr. Darwin? He told clearly that only competent will survive. Ayurvedic system of treatment is surviving because of its competence. Some tests in the lab cannot decide the efficiency and practicality of something.
If it is so, the conventional medicines….we are using should be perfect and there shouldn’t be any side effects of these medicines on anybody.
For some of the people- Ayurveda is just a compendium of some home remedies and some “tricks” with herbs…not approved thoughts! Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology, Pathology, Medicine, Surgery…….these are the details Ayurvedic text has made. Modern science has not found any other new dimension other than these!
How can someone say this is a religious part of a country or a “trick” and a “home remedial knowledge”? If someone has not seen a lion and says that a lion is smaller than a cat or larger than an elephant….this is the problem of the person, who thoughts so. Not of the lion, cat, and elephant. For that ignorance is a virtue and they believe to be “virtual” always.
Secondly, none can be a master of a subject by collecting some subject material and information about something. One who has “studied” the subject in a proper way can only tell what exactly the thing is- Cat, Lion or Elephant!
Quackery is a trait of human behavior, not of a system and a science. There are quacks in modern medicines too. They forget the scissors, scalpels and gauze pieces in the abdomen of patients….does it prove or approve that modern conventional system is a system of forgetfulness? Huh….it is funny….even for Ayurved! The white-clad physicians are earning by recommending unnecessary diagnostic tests….does it make the conventional science a system of “unwanted tests”.
Herbs can carry some bad elements, true. So can be your all types of foods. Including the “animal-food-products” we survive on the herbs alone- directly or indirectly. The problem starts when we label these herbs with Ayurveda. If they extract some chemical from a herb, synthesize it in a factory (how most of the modern medicines are developed), it makes their work a “research” and herbs safer? Cry, but only for a cause. Not unnecessarily.
Evidence-based! This is a word, which can manipulate things easily. If you want to weigh the sand in a liter, water in centimeters and distance in kilograms….does it make any sense. We are trying to do the same with Ayurvedic Sciences, since years. The science which is not based on physical parameters, we are stuck to prove the same science on physical parameters? What a ridiculous way to comment!
Adulterated herbs and heavy metals, surely these are two big questions because the concern is the health of an individual. But the answer lies above in the matter. This is Ayurveda, which brings this kind of adulteration and mixes the heavy metals- these are the self-centered quacks, who do so for their personal benefits.
Modern medicine is also infected with “bad-quality” medicines and “fake” medicines. It never means that science is not good. They developed the science for the wellbeing of everyone, not to spoil anyone’s health and happiness.
The main things what matters when you are getting the services of Ayurveda-
- From where you are taking the service- is it a reliable source.
- Who is behind the organization- a team of physicians or team of the businessman- you can understand their behavior and thoughts will be different so will be the difference in their products and services.
- Are you relying on information or on knowledge?
- Are you doing everything under perfect supervision?
- You should have an Authentic Ayurvedic Source for your treatment and care.