Aloe Vera, is also known as “lily of the desert”, the “plant of immortality”, and the “medicine plant. Aloe Vera is about 95% water. The rest contains active ingredients including essential oil, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glycoproteins. As a supplement, it is said to help digestion, blood and lymphatic circulation, and kidney, liver and gall bladder functions.
It contains three anti-inflammatory fatty acids that are helpful for the stomach, small intestine and colon. It naturally alkalizes digestive juices to prevent over acidity – a common cause of indigestion. It also helps clean the digestive tract by exerting a soothing, balancing effect.
When the leaf is broken, its gel is placed on burns to relieve pain and prevent blisters. It also reduces inflammation, decrease swelling and redness, and speeds up wound healing.
It can help in keeping the skin flexible, and has been used in the control of acne and eczema. It can relieve itching from insect bites and allergies. The healing power is due to increasing the availability of oxygen to the skin, and by increasing the strength of skin tissue.
Part Used: An “extract” is made by pulverising the whole leaves of the plant. The juice is made from the inner leaf.
Coffee Extract has strong anti oxidant properties. Potential Health Benefits of Coffee:
- Coffee contains anti-oxidants reducing free oxygen radicals
- Can increase the effectiveness of pain killers, especially for migraine medications
- Helps the body burn a higher proportion of lipids to carbohydrates
- Coffee contains caffeine which has positive and negative attributes depending on dosage used, timing, and frequency.
- Parkinson’s disease: Coffee seems to protect men, but not women, against Parkinson’s disease. Green coffee bean extract improves human vasoreactivity.
Turmeric is a plant native to south India . Its tuberous rhizomes (root like structures) have been used from antiquity as a condiment, as a textile dye, and for medicinal purposes. Curcumin extract is one of the major antioxidant extracts found in the spice turmeric. Through its antioxidant mechanisms, it supports colon health, exert neuroprotective activity and help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and is used in treatment of cancer.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract are industrial derivatives from whole grape seeds that have a great concentration of vitamin e , flavonoids, linoleic acid, and OPCs. Grape seed extract is prepared from the seed of grapes.
Grape seed extract is used for :
- Grape seed extract is used for conditions related to the heart and blood vessels, such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and poor circulation.
- Other reasons for the use of grape seed extract include complications related to diabetes, such as nerve and eye damage; vision problems, such as macular degeneration (which can cause blindness); and swelling after an injury or surgery.
- Grape seed extract is also used for cancer prevention and wound healing.
GSE is a natural plant is a natural plant constituent (bioflavonoid) which strengthens and protects living tissue. The OPC components in GSE are 50 times stronger than vitamin e and 20 times stronger than vitamin c. GSE is an anti-allergenic, antihistamine, anti- inflammatory, and anti oxidant. It strengthens blood vessels, improves skin, and aids in circulation.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea is made solely with the leaves of Camellia_Sinensis. One of the great advancements of 21st century is the scientific confirmation of the many benefits of Green tea :
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Slows arthritis
- Prevents the growth of cancer cells
- Assists weight loss
- Lowers LDL cholesterol and serum triglyceride level.
Green Tea has powerful antioxidant – EGCG. They keep DNA intact and they stabilise the membranes of cell. The benefits of Green Tea Extract are greatest if you take green tea supplements rather than drink green tea.
Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants. Although there are numerous varieties within the genus, hibiscus extract is most often obtained from the red flowers of H. Sabdariffa,
The plant has been shown to have antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Hibiscus extract also contains properties that reduce low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or bad cholesterol. This is not only good for the heart and circulation, but helps reduce blood pressure. Additionally, the plant provides cooling relief by dilating pores. It is also good for the skin, improving its elasticity and helping to heal sores and wounds.
Hibiscus extract relaxes the uterus, which makes it a suitable remedy for treating urinary tract infections. It has even been a popular remedy for the treatment of haemorrhoids. Other remedies include the treatment of colds and respiratory problems.
Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi)
Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi)
Tulsi, (Basil Leaf Extract ) in Sanskrit, means “the incomparable one.” It is a plant which originated in India and is termed as the Queen of all Herbs since it is believed to be a sacred herb. Tulsi, ocimum sanctum in Latin, is likewise known as the Holy Basil. It is native to tropical regions with eugenol as the major active component of its volatile oil.
Tulsi Extract possesses antimicrobial, antihistiminic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. When you are experiencing a certain illness, you may drink a decortication (concentration of boiled leaves of a plant) to ease the pain and relieve you from symptoms.
More specifically, its antihistiminic and anti-inflammatory components will help during asthma attacks an in other minor respiratory disorders. Its antioxidant properties prevent cell damage caused by free radicals which lowers your risk of developing certain cancers. Tulsi extract is able to heal common ailments such as fever and colds, remove catarrh matter, and sharpen one’s memory. Tulsi extract has immune-enhancing elements that aid in protecting our body’s defences and is believed to be adaptogenic wherein it facilitates the adaptation of the mind and body to stress enabling one to efficiently cope up with stressors. It is can also purify the atmosphere and to protect the skin. Tulsi extract is that it contains magnesium keeping the blood vessels of the heart healthy plus it aids in digestion and prevents parasitic infestations.
Senna Leaf Extract
Senna Leaf Extract
Cassia senna L. Synonyms : Cassia acutifolia Delile, Cassia senna L., Cassia angustifolia Vahl. Senna alexandrina L.Sennoside A. Senna (from Arabic san), the sennas, is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae.
Sennas act as purgatives and are similar to aloe and rhubarb in having as active ingredients anthraquinone derivatives and their glucosides. The latter are called sennosides or senna glycosides. Senna alexandrina is used in modern medicine as a laxative; acting on the lower bowel, it is especially useful in alleviating constipation. It increases the peristaltic movements of the colon by irritating the colonic mucosa. The plants are most often prepared as an infusion.
Senna is also the primary ingredient found in most “dieter’s teas”. The combination of acting as a stimulant which reduces a dieter’s appetite, and the laxative properties that cause food to move through their system before as many calories can be absorbed is a combination that can lead to rapid and even dangerous weight loss.
Effective laxative (mild for the elderly and for long term):
- Weight Loss effect