Herbal Medicine

What are herbal Medicine?

Products made from botanicals, or plants, that are used to treat diseases or to maintain health are called herbal products, botanical products, or phytomedicines. A product made from plants and used solely for internal use is called an herbal supplement. Many prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines are also made from plant products, but these products contain only purified ingredients and are regulated by the FDA. Herbal Medicine may contain entire plants or plant parts.

Did you know that about 25% of all prescription medicines in the world are produced using the properties of medicinal herbs? Of the 253 drugs listed in the World Health Organization,11% are exclusively from herbs. In fact, about 200 years ago, the first drug (morphine) was made from opium and poppy seeds, and since then, scientists have done a great deal of research into the properties of herbs to produce the medicinal products we know today.

Nowadays, the properties of medicinal plants are used to treat many diseases such as allergies, osteoarthritis, migraines, fatigue, skin infections, wounds, burns, gastrointestinal poisoning and even cancer.

Herbal products

Herbal preparations are herbal materials used as raw materials or processed for use in medicine, veterinary and herbal medicine, as well as commercial, industrial, food and hygienic applications.

Some of these products include herbal remedies, natural products and supplements of herbal origin, food additives and flavors, dyes, extracts and essential oils, cosmetics and pesticides and herbal remedies.

Herbal Medicine come in all forms: dried, chopped, powdered, capsule, or liquid, and can be used in various ways, including:
 Swallowed as pills, powders, or tinctures
 Brewed as tea
 Applied to the skin as gels, lotions, or creams
 Added to bath water

The practice of using herbal Medicine dates back thousands of years. Today, the use of herbal Medicine is common among American consumers. However, they are not for everyone. Because they are not subject to close scrutiny by the FDA, or other governing agencies, the use of herbal Medicine remains controversial. It is best to consult your doctor about any symptoms or conditions you have and to discuss the use of herbal Medicine.

 Natural products

Natural products are products derived from natural materials derived from plants, animals, microorganisms, and mines.

Some natural products include natural medicines (solid, semi-solid and liquid), natural raw materials (extracts and essential oils), herbal medicines, unprocessed products, traditional medicine products, similar therapeutic drugs, and allergy diagnostic products.

Herbal Medicine, unlike medicines, are not required to be standardized to ensure batch-to-batch consistency. Some manufacturers may use the word standardized on a supplement label, but it does not necessarily mean the same thing from one manufacturer to the next.

Essence

Essential oils are aromatic compounds found in some medicinal plants and as one of the active ingredients of this plant, it has many therapeutic and functional properties. In order to better understand the concept of the essence of medicinal plants, we will define it with a simple example. Consider fresh local milk, which is high in fat and after warming up, a layer of fat is formed on the surface and the fat in the milk actually comes to the surface. In a parable, this is the essential oil or volatile oil that comes to the surface of the water during the distillation process (heating the plant with water to separate its constituents). As in the dairy industry, they take the fat or milk butter and use it in other parts of creaming, ice cream, and buttermilk. The aroma left over from this distillation is the vegetable sweat. It is important to note that because they are oils, the essential oils are not soluble in water and can only be found in water molecules.

Herbal Tincture

Sweat is a mixture of water and essential oil molecules that float in the water, and if the sweat is extracted in the traditional way, you will find that on the surface of the sweat, there are a few drops of essential oil that resemble oil droplets. If manufactured industrially, the essential oil is completely extracted from sweat and subsequently, the essential oil is dehydrated in various ways to determine its purity. It should be noted that essential oils, or volatile oils, evaporate in the air. As a result, care must be taken to preserve the essential oils and aromas that contain a percentage of the essential oil. They should be kept in dark, closed glass containers and cool.

Extract

To understand what the plant extract is, consider a file consisting of a large number of files. This file is the extract of the plant and the files in it are the same compounds found in each plant. These compounds or files are different in each plant and are composed of essential oils, tannins, carbohydrates, alkaloids, glycosides, fatty acids, etc. In fact, the extract is a leachate from a plant that contains all the constituents of the plant, one of these essential oils.

 

By comparing the position of the three herbal preparations of essential oils, sweat and herbal extracts, it can be concluded that the extracts have more potency than the essential oils and the essential oils have more potency than the herbs.

Precautions when choosing herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine can interact with conventional medicines or have strong effects. Do not self-diagnose. Talk to your doctor before taking herbal Medicine.
 Educate yourself. Learn as much as you can about the herbs you are taking by consulting your doctor and contacting herbal supplement manufacturers for information.
 If you use herbal Medicine, follow label instructions carefully and use the prescribed dosage only. Never exceed the recommended dosage, and seek out information about who should not take the supplement.
 Work with a professional. Seek out the services of a trained and licensed herbalist or naturopathic doctor who has extensive training in this area.
 Watch for side effects. If symptoms, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, or upset stomach, occur, reduce the dosage or stop taking the herbal supplement.
 Be alert for allergic reactions. A severe allergic reaction can cause trouble breathing. If such a problem occurs, call 911 or the emergency number in your area for help.

Research the company whose herbs you are taking. All herbal Medicine are not created equal, and it is best to choose a reputable manufacturer’s brand. Ask yourself:
o Is the manufacturer involved in researching its own herbal products or simply relying on the research efforts of others?
o Does the product make outlandish or hard-to-prove claims?
o Does the product label give information about the standardized formula, side effects, ingredients, directions, and precautions?
o Is label information clear and easy to read?
o Is there a toll-free telephone number, an address, or a website address listed so consumers can find out more information about the product?Research the company whose herbs you are taking. All herbal Medicine are not created equal, and it is best to choose a reputable manufacturer’s brand. Ask yourself:
o Is the manufacturer involved in researching its own herbal products or simply relying on the research efforts of others?
o Does the product make outlandish or hard-to-prove claims?
o Does the product label give information about the standardized formula, side effects, ingredients, directions, and precautions?
o Is label information clear and easy to read?
o Is there a toll-free telephone number, an address, or a website address listed so consumers can find out more information about the product?

Herbal medicine in Caprina

Since Caprina sees the importance of herbal medicine in people’s life so decided to provide different kinds of it for our customers. Caprina succeed to start working on different kinds of herbal oil with magic effects on human. Among them we can find Ginger oil, Frankincense oil, Lavender oil, rose oil and many other useful herbal oils.

At Caprina we will be able to supply and deliver raw herbs, extracts, essential oils, herbal and herbal tea and herbal drinks as needed.

X