All Natural, Sustainable and Holistic Methods
Herbs contain the most concentrated form of nature's intelligence. Our goal is to preserve this natural intelligence through the harvesting and manufacturing processes so that the finished herbal preparations can work effectively at the deepest levels of the physiology.
We harvest our own herbs. Herbs naturally vary in potency with seasons, cycles of the moon and even by the time of day. Following traditional harvesting and processing techniques ensures natural standardization of potency. Where possible without threatening the natural ecological balance, our herbs are gathered in the wild, because wild-crafted herbs can be as much as 100 times more potent than their cultivated counterparts.
Experts in dravyaguna—plant identification—examine each batch of harvested herbs. It takes great attention and expertise to correctly identify herbs.
Strict Quality Control Standards
Each batch of herbs is then sorted for quality. It's not unusual for over half the crop to be rejected, because ayurvedic standards for maturity, purity and potency are stringent. When the herbs enter the processing plant, they are also examined using HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) to chemically identify them and ensure potency.
We use traditional methods of extraction and processing. Extracts are processed using steam distillation, never with alcohol or benzene. We do not expose herbs to high temperatures that can destroy the healing intelligence they possess.
Our formulations are all-natural—they contain no artificial colors of flavors or excipients of any kind. Natural binders collected from the wild, such as gum arabic, are the only binders used in some formulas. All capsules are vegetarian, and the coatings on tablets are vegetable glycerin. No animal products are used in the formulas or during processing.