HerbsForever is proud to carry on the tradition of our founders since 1932. We are a team of herbalists, biochemists, pharmacists and microbiologists to bring you safe and high quality traditional Ayurvedic products.
Factors to consider
Wild crafted herbs from their natural habitat without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.
Our naturally grown wild crafted herbs come from their natural habitat. Aborigin also plays its role in the efficacy of the herb. The properties of herb may differ from region to region. Herbsforever makes every effort to collect the herbs from their aborigins . Natural habitat plays a key role in the potency of herbs, which is why we use wild crafted herbs, as opposed cultivated ones. Every herb is collected from its natural habitat as Naturally grown herbs are assumed to be more potent.
Proper harvest time for higher potency is another key factor .
We highly advocate the harvesting of herbs at the most appropriate time of ripening. No immature plants , no over riped plants are selected. Herbs at their youth possess the maximum potency and we try our best to procure the herbs at that particular time period. There are guidelines for collection of different herbs at different times and there is a particular span of time for collecting herbs.
Using purified water: Water used also stands out as a major role player . Water is processed under DM plant, RO plant then converted into steam. That steam water is used in the processing of herbs to avoid any chance of heavy metal contamination.
Products as per Ayurvedic Standards : Herbs are powdered in their original form without extracting any oil or any of the active phyto-ingredient . Herb like turmeric,neem seeds babchi , yellow shatavari (from Nepal)has oil inside. We grind with the oil instead of extracting the oil because oil has also unique properties. This makes processing lengthy and involve lot of labour. But potency and full spectrum of the herb paysoff its price to user.
Further, the powdered herb undergoes wet triturition process – called BHAVANA in Ayurveda, which means the powdered herb is mixed with the fresh juice of the same herb so that powder made from these quality herbs are potent, effective and result oriented.
The trituration accentuates hidden medicinal properties of the herb and to ensure that the herb, as soon as administered, is absorbed quickly at the cell level. Subtlety should be the quality by virtue of which a product can penetrate into the smallest capillary and channels of the biological system.
Some herbs cannot undergo this bhavna process - such as Vidarikandkand, Shatavari yellow,Lajwant (Mimosa pudic)] because they have mucilagenous properties and only the defined parts are used. In such cases, we like to combine different varieties of same herb to obtain maximum potency. Also each variety has some additional benefits to offer . For example , Tulsi has many varieties like Krishna or shyama Tulsi , Rama Tulsi, Vana Tulsi best way to use all varities of tulsi. This way it helps to provide maximum benefits of the same herb and also accounts for the full spectrum of the the plant family.
In certain herbs almost all parts of the plants are usable likewise in neem all the parts namely;stem, leaves, seeds & bark are known to be of utmost importance . In this case main part of the herb is powdered and rest of the parts are boiled in water to extract all the beneficial properties of those parts and this extracted liquid is used in the shape of bhavna . It is added to the main herb powder to get full spectrum of the herb. Why this is done? According to Ayurveda certain plants own acting and counteracting properties simultaneously. Some plants may have side effects, but also in other parts healing benefits to counteract. So various parts of the plant are used to balance the outcome & obtain full spectrum.
Certains herbs have different varieties . We at Herbsforever expanded our outlook and went further to know difference of the varieties. And the price that we pay for the difference certainly carries value in terms of escalated phytochemicals and antioxidant properties
Note: Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.
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PRIMARY BENEFITS AS PER AYURVEDA
- It helps to nourishes and strengthens the immunity.
- It helps to maintain healthy tissue life.
- Pacifies the destructive aggravated Vata(air)as per ayurvedic theory of tridosha and increases the strength of the body.
OTHER BENEFITS AS PER AYURVEDA
- Useful in formulation of many oils in Ayurveda i.e. Ashwagandha Shatavari Bala Oil & Kashir Bala Oil / Sirodhara Oil
- A very useful herb in panchkarma (ayurvedic system to purify the body)
As per Ayurveda
Family Name: Malvaceae
Botanical Name: Sida Cordifolia
Common Name: Country Mallow
Part Used : Whole Plant
Rasa (Taste): Madhura (Sweet)
Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light)
Virya (Energy): Sheeta (Cool and Calm)
Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Madhura (Sweet)
Bala Means "strength" or "power" i.e. the herb that pacifies the destructive aggravated Vata(air) and increases the strength of the body.
Chemical Composition: Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, Sterculic, malvalic and coronaric acid, Fatty acids,Saponine, Betaphenethylamine, Hypaphorine, Ecdysterone, Indole alkaloids, Palmitic, stearic and β – sitosterol.
Best Source: Throughout the tropical and sub-tropical plains all over India and Srilanka up to an altitude of 1050 m.
High quality powder of wild crafted herb from its natural habitat. Free from gluten, soya, dairy, binder, preservatives or artificial colors.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take 3 to 6 gms. Useful for making oils and paste.
External Use: Make paste of powder with water and apply it on forehead in panchkarma- ayurvedic system to maintain prana(life) and vatta(air) dosha in balanced state . Externally it is also used in oils for Shirodhara (one of the five actions of Panchkarma).
Since April 12, 2004 herbs containing ephedrine alkaloids have been prohibited by the FDA for use in dietary supplements but its use has been mentioned in traditional Asian medicine for 2000 years ." Like all other plants Bala also contains a small amount of ephedra alkaloid. The use of Bala by practitioners of Ayurveda is not clearly defined. Therefore, we Herbsforever do not market Bala as a dietary supplement. But for external preparations we can make it available as bulk powder for the Ayurvedic practitioners.
Herbs containing ephedrine alkaloid have been restricted by FDA in America since 2004.The law prohibits ephedrine being sold as a dietary supplement or as an ingredient to other products, like diet pills.As bala contains ephedrine alkaloid in it,( in a very small quantity as in many other plants.) Since the information is not clear so we don’t recommend to use internally specially in USA as per FDA regulations. This situation maybe different in other parts of the world. However bala is used externally by being added as important ingredient in oils like ashwagandha bala shatavari oil (maybe used for body massage as it support healthy nerves ,provide strength to body and has a calming effect).And in Sirodhara oil (may provide relaxing effect to mind ,support blissful sleep and relieve stress).
Products that contain Bala for external use include: "Ashwagandha Bala Shatavari Oil", "Maha Narayan Oil", Mahavishgarbha oil.
Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should take under the advice of health care provider. Keep away from the reach of children.
Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.
- Unflavoured, Top quality-control standards in the industry.
- Used historically by natural healers and many herbalists.
- Non Synthetic
- Natural solution
- Cruelty free
- Checked for Heavy metal standards
- Non-GMO, Gluten-Free.
- Wild Crafted.
- No filler, No binder, No preservatives
- Direct from the manufacturer
- Authentic, A-Grade Quality, Sourced from its natural habitat.
- Climate control environment
- Quality and quantity as per the formula approved by Dept of Ayush Govt of India.
Many plants and herbs have oils and volatile oils in their own natural form which is the integral part of the plant and also beneficial for efficacy and potency, so some of the powders may be sticky or oily due to oil content present in them because we at herbsforever do not extract any oil from the plant or do any extraction. Also we at herbsforever do not add any additive or drying agent.
Note: No addition of gluten, soy, milk, wheat, peanuts, shellfish, preservatives, colors, artificial ingredients, any additive, artificial binders, Maltodextrin, flavors, lactose, malt, dextrin, stearates, titanium dioxide, starch, Talcum powder, Rice powder, Corn powder, filler or any other external or foreign agent or any other material EXCEPT THE HERB in capsules.
Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books:
- Bhavaprasksha Nighantu
- Dravyaguna Vigana
- Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India
- Agharkar S P. medicinal plants of Bombay presidenc.Pbl.scientific publishers.Jodhpur.India 1991; 194-195. Annonyms.
- Compendium of Indian medicinal plants. :Vol 4. 1985 – 1989; 674-676.
- Annonyms. The Indian materia medica: With Ayurvedic, Unani and Home remedies. vol III ;1134-37
Other Uncommon Name : Bariar, Batyalaka, Beejband, Bijband, Brela, Chikana, Chiribenda, Chitimutti, Hettuti-gida, Janglimethi, Kharenti, Khareti, Kisangi, Kungyi, Mayir-manikham, Muttuva, Paniyar-tutti, Simak, Tupkaria, Tutturabenda and Velluram.
This herb has been approved by department of Ayush/ Government of India after the proper screening of scientific evidences as well as classical reference by the GOVT REGULATORY BOARD COMMITTEE.
GMP and USDA Certified Organic Manufacturing Facility: Laboratory tested for quality purity and heavy metal standards.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any Disease.