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
- Bitter Melon acts as a pancreatic tonic.
- It is naturally rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Nutritious and healthy food with a bitter flavor.
- It has bitter taste as the name suggests and so it helps to check sweets intake resulting in support to the pancreatic health.
- It is beneficial in regulating carbohydrate metabolism.
- Neutralize effect of sweets and support healthy pancreas.
- Due to its bitter taste it helps in natural purification of blood & maintain natural glow of skin.
OTHER BENEFITS AS PER AYURVEDA
- Stimulant and a mild laxative by nature.
- It helps to fight against free radicals and promote general wellbeing.
- It is mild aphrodisiac in nature.
- It may help to maintain healthy body's defense mechanism in weather changes or air borne pathogen.
As per Ayurveda
Botanical Name: Momordica charantia Linn
Common Name: Bitter Gourd / Bitter Melon
Taste: Pungent, Bitter
Post Digestive Effect: Sour
Properties: Light, Dry
Chemical Composition: Alkaloids, Momordicin and charantin, Charine, Cryptoxanthin, Cucurbitacins, Cucurbitacins, Cucurbitacins, Cycloartenol, Diosgenin.
Best Source: It is widely cultivated in India.
Variety: Big and small.
Wild from forest small bitter melon is best quality with more bitters.
Sanskrit Name of "Bitter Melon" is "Karela" and it has been used in Ayurveda (Indian Herbal System) for thousands of years in numerous herbal applications.
High quality powder of wild crafted herb from its natural habitat. Free from gluten, soya, dairy, binder, preservatives or artificial colors.
DIRECTION FOR USE
Take 5 Gms (half to one teaspoon) 2 times a day Bitter Melon (Karela) Powder with water 1 hour after meals. Take first dose after breakfast. If you are mixing with other herbs, use Bitter Melon (Karela) proportionately or consult your healthcare provider.
Food to Favour: Vegetables [Bottle gourd, spinach, carrot, green peas, parmal, cabbage, black grams, radish], fresh fruits [Orange, grapes, apple, papaya, watermelon, pomegranate], cucumber, yellow lentils, green lentils, unpolished rice, oats, food rich in bitter and pungent taste should be recommended.
Food to Avoid: Food rich in sweet, sour or salty taste, fried food, junk food, soft drinks, bhindi, [ladyfinger], arbi (coco asia), Kachalu (cesculent root), tomato, oily food, sweet potato, food that is hot in nature should avoided.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Do some regular exercise.
- Take nutritional food.
- Maintain proper hygiene.
- Avoid sedentary lifestyle.
- Avoid excessive sugary products.
- Avoid excessive sugary beverages.
- Nutritional diet
- Restful sleep
- Amla powder
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.
- Wild Crafted
- The micronized powder of the herb is potentiated with decoction (bhavna) of the same herb.
- 2X-Optimum Potency-Full Spectrum
- Unflavored, 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
- Sustainable sourcing and fairly traded herbs
- 100% Pure
- Direct from the manufacturer
- Authentic, A-Grade Quality, Sourced from its natural habitat
- Committed for the highest quality Ayurvedic products
- Non-GMO, Gluten-Free
- No filler, No binder, No preservatives
- Climate control environment storage
- Quality and quantity as per the Ayurvedic classical references.
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.
Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.
Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books:
KARELA- MOMORDICA CHARANTIA-FRUIT
- Keydev Nighantu
- Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India
- Pharmacological actions and potential uses of Momordica charantia: a review, J.K. Grover et al, Journal of Ethnopharmacology 93 (2004) 123–132
- Effect of momordica charantia fruit extract, Razif Abbas et al, EXCLI Journal 2015;14:179-189 – ISSN 1611-2156.
- A Review on Salient Pharmacological Features of Momordica charantia, Aparna Upadhyay et al, International Journal of Pharmacology 11 (5): 405-413, 2015.
Other Uncommon Names of This Herb: African Cucumber, Ampalaya, Balsam Pear, Balsam-Apple, Balsam Borne, Balsamine, Balsamo, Bitter Apple, Bitter Cucumber, Bittergurke, Carilla Fruit, Carilla Gourd, Cerasee, Chinli-Chih, Concombre Africain, Courage Amère, Cundeamor, Fructus Momordicae Grosvenori, Karela, Karavella, Kathilla, Kareli, Kerala, Kuguarsi, K'u-Kua, Lai Margose, Margose, Melón Amargo, Melon Amer, Momordica, Momordica Muricata, Momordica, Paroka, Pepino Montero, Poire Balsamique, Pomme De Merveille, Sorosi, Sushavi, Vegetable Insulin, Wild Cucumber, Korolla, Goya, Cerasee, Salsamino, Sorci, Sorossi, Sorossie, Sorossies, Pare, Peria Laut, Peria.
NOTE: 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.