Why you need to switch over from herbal extracts to whole herbs

Updated: Feb 25, 2019

As the name suggests whole herbs or botanicals are herbs in their most natural form – leaves, stems and or roots, usually dried. Whole herbs contain all of the constituents of the plant, as determined by nature and exist in the least processed form. Whole herbs have been used for hundreds of years by many cultures and are the originator of modern medicine.

Herb extracts are substances that have undergone processes in presence of some solution: Alcohol, chemical or liquids in order to extract the active ingredients from the whole herb. The intent behind extracts is to guarantee that the consumer is getting a product in which the chemistry is consistent from batch to batch.

No Genetic Modification

Many of the vitamin and mineral supplements in the market are processed using chemicals in laboratories and do not come directly from their natural sources. They are made to replicate natural ingredients, but in many cases are not recognized by the body in the same way. For instance, Cordyceps Sinensis (Tibetan – Yarsagumba) a magical known to cure a number of health problems, in its whole form sells at as high as 40,000 $ /kg but most of the capsules claiming to be “natural cordyceps sinensis” found in the market are produced using genetic profiling which is nowhere as safe & effective as the natural version.