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Rasayanas

Most spices aid digestion and peristalsis. They stimulate the secretion of saliva and gastric juices; and they tend also to relieve gases that arise when food does not transit the gastrointestinal tract fast enough. This property is called carminative and relies somewhat on the aromatic components in the plant materials. Taking spices in extract form can be quick and simple, especially for those who are on the road, traveling, or convalescing.

 

 


Black Cumin Extract, 2 oz.

Nigella sativa

Black cumin seeds have a long history of use as both a culinary and medicinal herb. The alcohol extract is different from the essential oil and cold pressed oils. It has been shown to have a protective effect on the kidneys and liver. The extract has also been effective in lowering blood pressure and alleviating asthma. Some in vivo laboratory tests with animals also suggest a cytotoxic effect.

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Dosage: 10 drops 3 to 4 times a day or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Alcohol: 69-71%

Ingredients: 1:5 extract of Nigella sativa seeds in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Pure Vegetable Glycerin.

Regular price, $21.45

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Fenugreek Extract, 2 oz.

Trigonella foenum-graecum

Fenugreek is used in Ayurvedic medicine to lower blood sugar and reduce cholesterol. It works by delaying absorption of glucose because of balanced chemical structure. In Western herbal medicine, it has been used to promote breast development, lactation, and libido; reduce PMS and menopausal symptoms; regulate blood sugar; and aid thinking. It is high in antioxidants and is used to retard aging. It is nutritive and used for convalescing patients as well as those suffering from anorexia.


Dosage: 60 drops 3 to 5 times daily or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Alcohol: 34-36%

Ingredients: extract of organically grown Trigonella foenum-graecum seeds in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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Galangal Extract, 2 oz.

Alpinia officinarum

Galangal is both a culinary and medicinal herb, related to ginger but with a distinct taste. It was the favorite herb of Hildegard of Bingen and her Abbey still owns plantations in Thailand for growing this fine herb. It is warming and is a fine digestive aid. It can also be considered by people suffering from candidiasis.


Dosage: 60 drops 3 times daily or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Alcohol: 24-26%

Ingredients: extract of Alpinia officinarum rhizome in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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Ginger Extract, 2 oz.

Zingiber officinalis

Ginger is a wonderful culinary as well as medicinal herb. It is probably the number one choice for nausea, motion sickness, and indigestion, but it also aids metabolism of cholesterol and thus lowers the risk of complications such as high blood pressure and arterial congestion.


Dosage: 10 drops in a small amount of water, 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Alcohol: 59-61%

Warning: Since it reduces blood clotting, people using blood thinning agents should be careful.

Ingredients: extract of organically grown Hawaiian Zingiber officinalis rhizome in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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Kachur Extract, 2 oz.

Curcuma zedoaria

Zedoary is a white turmeric that is often used in Chyawanprash and other Ayurvedic preparations. Like other members of the ginger family, it is used both in cooking and medicine. It is anti-inflammatory and analgesic and is often used externally for wound healing, but its function in longevity tonics is to support the female reproductive system, urinary tract, and protect against ulcers due to stress. Its strength should not be underestimated: it is an antivenom for cobra toxins.


Dosage: 30 drops 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Alcohol: 24-26%

Ingredients: 1:5 extract of Curcuma zedoaria in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin, and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

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Organic Turmeric Extract, 2 oz.

Turmeric Extract, 2 oz.

Curcuma longa

Turmeric is what gives curry powder the yellow color. It has been a favorite culinary spice in Africa and Asia for millenia, but it also has medicinal value, particularly in helping to metabolize fat, including fatty deposits in tissues. It is entirely safe in enormous doses; effects are gradual and cumulative.

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See article by Ingrid Naiman on turmeric:

http://www.moldmisery.com/food/turmeric.html


Dosage: 30-45 drops, 3 to 4 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Alcohol: 44-46%

Ingredients: extract of organically grown Hawaiian Curcuma longa root in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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