Published on 01 Nov 2022
What are Some Popular Herbal Extracts in India?
Herbs and plants have been used for centuries to deal with common ailments with traditional Indian medicine. India is known to have one of the world’s richest plant heritages. Today, people prefer herbs and plants, sometimes even over modern medicine. Herbal extracts and phytomedicines are projected to grow quicker than any other plant extract segment, driven by the development of the pharma industry and healthy eating trends.
Why are Herbal Extracts Popular?
Herbal extracts have health benefits and are easier to consume compared to whole herbs or plants, thus people tend to choose them over modern medicines. The concentrated extracts are extremely potent, so a tiny bit goes a long way. Further, herbal remedies give buyers more choices, one can buy the whole herb, or take the capsules, tablets, infusion, syrup, or tonic as per their requirement.
Popular Herbal Extracts
Indian Ginseng or Ashwagandha or Withania Somnifera is native to India and North Africa. This herb is cultivated throughout the drier regions of India, mainly Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Kerala. The leaves and roots of the woody herb that is Ashwagandha are usually used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Curcumin is the primary active compound that makes turmeric such a decisive healer. Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is native to subtropical South Asia, including India. It is the largest producer and consumer of the rhizomatous perennial herb. Ancient Indians utilized turmeric medicinally over 4,500 years ago, and are still using the raw turmeric root that may help with various gastrointestinal problems, and topically for cuts and burns. Modern medicine has acknowledged the important uses of turmeric as a natural medicine.
● Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek is also known as Trigonella foenum-graecum is the fruit of an annual herb native to SE Europe and India. This plant’s history dates back to 4,000 BC when it was a favored medicinal herb in Greece. The foliage and seeds both are edible and fundamental ingredients in Indian curries and chutney.
Boswellia also known as Indian frankincense, is a resin herbal extract from the Boswellia tree. These natural medicine practices have been used for centuries now. It is widely known for its anti-inflammatory effects that may help with inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and asthma.
Amla or Indian Gooseberry is a vital therapeutic plant in Ayurveda, botanically known as Phyllanthus Emblica. It is considered an Ayurvedic superfood for hair and skin. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and phytonutrients that may help improve the circulation of the blood and nourish the body. The fruit of this plant has been used as a crucial part of hair care since time immemorial, and it is believed as an elixir.
Pomegranate has been used for thousands of years in Greek, Hebrew, Buddhist, Islamic, and Christian mythology and writings. It holds a variety of chemicals that might have antioxidant effects.
● Black Mustard
Black mustard is a plant commonly used for the common cold, joint pain, arthritis, lung illnesses, and other conditions. Black mustard (Brassica nigra) is the most pungent that contains chemicals that might initially reduce pain when applied to the skin.
Arjuna Naturals is one of the leading manufacturers of standardized botanical extracts for over 30 years. With immense experience, they have the substantial market knowledge and access to the rarest and most powerful herbs across the world.
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