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
Helps to maintain natural moisture of skin.
Helps to balance excess pitta [fire] in body.
Helps to support for soft and glowing look.
Helps to maintain the natural beauty of skin.
Helps to support for healthy skin under the knees, elbow as well as on neck, hands or on feet.
OTHER BENEFITS AS PER AYURVEDA
Support healthy blood circulation.
Helps to neutralize the unhealthy effects of environmental pollution on skin.
(For Massage & External use)
As per Ayurveda
Three Doshas (Humours) i.e. Vata (Air), Pitta (Fire) & Kapha (Water) are involved in skin health. Due to Vata (Air), Dosha (Humour) skin becomes dry, dusky reddish in colour, hard with pricking sensation Due to Pitta (Fire) Dosha (Humour) skin becomes copper coloured, there is burning sensation. Due to Kapha (Water), Dosha (Humour) skin becomes smooth, excessive thick and with itching sensation. Regular massage of Ayurvedic oils helps to balance the all three doshas (humours) & support for healthy skin.
Helps to support for healthy skin by healthy blood circulation.
High quality wild crafted herbs from its natural habitat. Free from gluten, soya, dairy, binder, preservatives or artificial colors.
Sesame Oil as base oil. Cold pressed and double filtered in muslin cloth without chemicals or petrochemicals.
For maintaining the beauty of skin, use along with "Acne Care".
DIRECTION FOR USE
Oil should be applied locally, twice a day, rubbed in gently and kept on for 2 to 3 hours.
Food to Favour:
Fibrous fruits, cucumber, watermelon, peach, plums, grapes, orange, Amla, bitter gourd, black grams, aloe vera juice, carrot, tomato, radish, onion, spinach, milk, eggs beans and fish are beneficial.
Food to Avoid:
Fatty food, spicy food, chillies, red meat, non-vegetarian food, food rich in sour or salt in taste, soft or cold drinks, cakes, pastries and fried food should avoid.
Drink plenty of lukewarm water.
Take less amount of salt in diet.
Eat lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Cover your mouth or other body parts properly when you are going outside.
Avoid excessive exposure to sun.
Avoid the extra use of cosmetics.
Avoid smoking and tobacco chewing.
Avoid unnecessary stress and anger.
Note: This oil has touch of Sulphur, which is beneficial for the skin. Due to this you may experience the fragrance of Sulphur in the oil.
For External Use Only
Pregnant/Lactating women, children or anyone with known pre-existing condition should strictly take under the advice of health care provider. Keep away from the reach of children.
Color, Taste, 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
Cold pressed oils
Virgin-first-pressing using only the highest quality
100% Pure, Solvent-Free and Non-Refined.
Vegan and Vegetarian
Direct from the manufacturer
Double filter with muslin cloth
Authentic, A-Grade Quality, Sourced from its natural habitat.
Doesn’t contain added synthetic color, harmful chemicals like Silicon or preservatives
Committed for the highest quality Ayurvedic products
Climate control environment
Authentic Ayurvedic Oil in respect to ingredients, quantity and preparing method as per classical text books.
Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books:
Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India
Dymock, William & David Hooper, Warden, CJH, Pharmacographica Indica of the principal drugs of vegetable origin met with in British India, Thacker, Spink & Co. Calcutta, 1893.
Fluckiger, FA & Hanbury, Pharmographica-A history of the principal drugs of vegetable origin met within Grest Britain and British India, Macmillan & Co. London, 1879.
Gandhi, Maneka. Brahmas hair: On the mythology of Indian plants, Rupa & Co., Delhi, 1989, pp. 131-134.
Gupta, Shakti M., Plants Myths and Traditions in India, E.J.Brill Leiden, 1971.
NOTE: This formula has been approved by department 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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