Mixed herb oils or herbal oils are preparations in which oil is boiled with decoctions and pastes of herbs. This process ensures absorption of the active therapeutic properties of the herbs used. Mostly oil soluble fractions of these herbs are collected in this process of manufacturing. Some fine particles of the herbs remain suspended in these therapeutic oils even after filtrations and the valuable properties of the insoluble fractions are also available for use through these mixed herb oils.
Method of preparation
Ingredients used are:
Oil which is used as a media (sneha dravya).
Paste of herbs (kalka) and
Liquids which may be one or more, like decoction, juice.etc. in Ayurveda it is known as
Drava or qwatha. Normally crude sesame oil is used as sneha dravya, though occasionally castor oil and coconut oil is also used either in parts or in full.
As per Ayurveda, unless otherwise given for any specific Ayurvedic oil, the ratio of the three components are, kalka (paste of the herbs) one part, sneha dravya Base oil - media oil) four parts and drava (liquid- decoction or juice of the herb) 16 parts. The general process is that herbs are ground to get coarse powder (mesh size 40) and mixed with just sufficient quantity of water to get a pasty mass to obtain the kalka (paste of the herbs). The raw or powdered herbs (mesh size 10-30) is moistened with water and boiled with 16 times by volume of water to that of herb quantity and continued boiling to reduce the volume to one forth. The decoction is strained using a muslin cloth to obtain the qwatha (decoction). Sesame oil is taken in a vessel and heated for some time; mixed the pasty mass and the aqueous decoction together. This mixture is boiled on mild fire with stirring to avoid kalka (pasty mass) to adhere to the vessel and boiling is continued till all the water evaporates.
At this stage, the preparation is carefully monitored more often to ensure that the paste does not get charred and stick to the bottom of the vessel. A small portion of the paste is taken out with the ladle and examined from time to time to ascertain the condition and the stage of the cooking (paka).
Well-cooked oil does not have any residual moisture (less than 0.1%). The oil is strained while warm through muslin cloth and allowed to cool.
Different types of cooking are recommended for different use as per Ayurveda.
Mild cooked mixed herbal oil is for inhalation therapy.
Moderately cooked oil is useful for massage of the body and enema therapy.
The overcooked oil is useful for hair and head massage.
Perfumes and essential oils
We do not add any extra perfume or essential oil to enhance the aroma of our therapeutic oils.
Vessel for cooking
It makes a difference of the choice of the vessel to cook the oils. We use heavy copper vessels for cooking therapeutic oils.
But, if some ingredient to be used in the manufacturing of therapeutic oil is sour in nature, we cook that oil only in heavy 316 steel vessels.
Moreover, our vessels to cook oils are double walled with space in between to let the steam pass. This is more hygienic and prevents the charring of the paste at the bottom of the vessel.
In classical Ayurveda, charcoals of different types wood are prescribed and we use them as per mentioned in the classics.
In order that the therapeutic oils at satveda retain their potency and efficacy, we use food grade quality glass containers to preserve oils.
It is well known that vegetable oils show degradation and development of rancidity due to heat and exposure to moisture. In the process described above both these factors are involved intensely for long periods, up to 5 days. The processes are energy intensive involving lot of boiling and cooking, and hence add to cost of processing. Extraction of herbal components in to the sesame oil, role of using herbs in both pasty form and decoction form don’t show any changes in the property of sesame oil. When the physico-chemical properties, including chromatographic profiles, extraction of herbal components in to the sesame oil were observed, sesame oil was found to be stable.
Primary Benefits as per Ayurveda
A useful massages oil, which supports joint and muscle health.
Support for healthy flexibility of joint and muscles.
Vitiated Vata (Air) cause several type of pains in body like pain in joints, muscles or different body parts. Pain in joints may also occur due to poor digestion. Ayurveda (Science of life) with healthy lifestyle. light walk, light yoga and regular massage that helps to support natural flexibility and healthy joints and muscles.Regular massage helps to support for healthy blood circulation and give a feeling of relaxation.It helps to balance the Vata (Air) in body.
It helps to support for healthy joints by healthy blood circulation. It support for natural warmth of the body. It also helps to support for healthy functions of nervous system.
Wild crafted herbs from their natural habitat without the use of chemicals fertilizer, pesticides & preservatives.
Sesame Oil used as base oil. Mechanically cold pressed and double filtered in muslin cloth without heat so that it retains all the well balanced nutrients in the oil; many would otherwise be lost. Sesame Seed Oil(Sesamum Indicum) Processed with decoction of:
Take 5 ml oil and massage gently into the joints, muscles and skin for 15 to 20 minutes. After massage wipe out the excessive oil remains unabsorbed over the skin. Keep the massaged area warm covered with clothes. Its use is preferred at bedtime. Leave oil applied on overnight and wash in the morning. Continue daily use at least for a few months.
Keep the body in warm temperature while using these oils and don't go to cold temperature immediately after using the oil or at least for one hour after the massage. Body should not come in contact with cold water with within two hours after application of the oil.
Best Use With:
For healthy joints and muscles, massage with Maha Narayan Oil regularly and then hot fomentation with heating sand bag & use decoction of Dashmula kwath in 30-40 ml dose thrice daily.
Caution:Keep hands away from the eyes until you have properly rinsed off hands with soap and water. Keep away from the reach of children. Store in a cool dry place with tightly closed lid to avoid moisture. No refrigeration needed.
For External Use Only (100% Ayurvedic Oil)
Foods to Avoid
Avoid taking Rajmah (kidney beans), rice, banana, alcohol, red meat products, citric/sour foods, acidic products, fats, Bhindi (okra/lady's finger), chocolate, dry nuts, (having less oil), curd, fish, jaggery (honey) junk food, peas, sea food, preserved, stored, canned food products and fried food, and Cold drinks. Heavy meals should be avoided.
Foods to Favour
Eat fresh green leafy vegetables, Unpolished Rice, Wheat, Gram (Lentils), Soup of Moong (Yellow Lentils) - (Pharsalus Mungo), Cow or Goat Milk, Meat of peacock, Cock (Chicken), Garlic, Ginger, and Foods having Pungent and Bitter taste is useful in joint health. Also use fresh butter or Ghee as a source of fat. Intake of food/liquid having room temperature is recommended.
Take some purgatives and foods that promote regularity, and fibre rich diet which conserve your bowel habits. Use withthe recommendation of your health care practitioner.
Live a life with positive thinking and free of daily life stress.
Do not take up heavy duty work and excess exertion.
Healthy Tips as per Ayurveda
Natural nutritional diet
Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should use under the advice of health care provider.
Color, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.
Unflavored, Top quality-control standards in the industry.
Used historically by natural healers and many herbalists
Checked for Heavy metal standards
Suitable for all
Direct from the manufacturer
Authentic, A-Grade Quality, Sourced from its natural habitat.
Doesn’t contain added synthetic color, harmful chemicals like Silicon or preservatives
Unrefined, hexane free, paraben free.
For external use only.
Keep out of reach of children.
Committed for the highest quality Ayurvedic products
Authentic Ayurvedic Oil in respect to ingredients, quantity and preparing method as per classical text books
Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books:
Ashtanga Hridaya Chikitsa Sthana
Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana
Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia of India
Efficacy and tolerability of Boswellia Serrata extract – A randomized double blind placebo controlled trial published in Phytomedicine Volume 10, Issue 1, 2003 - Pages 3-7 by N.Kimmatkar, V.Thawani, L.Hingorani
Use of complementary medicines -a prospective study published in Ann Rheum Dis. 2004 May; 63(5):549-54 by Zochling J et al.
NOTE: This formula has been approved bydepartment of Ayush/ Government of India after the proper screening of scientific evidences as well as classical reference of each ingredient 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.
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