Alfalfa extract is commonly made from the leaves of a mature alfalfa plant and sold as a pill or tincture. Alfalfa leaves contain betacarotene, vitamins C, D, E, and the coagulant, Vitamin K. It also contains various trace minerals, including calcium, potassium, and iron. These extracts are mainly used in the Health Care, Skin Care, Oral care, Hair Care, Personal care, Anti Obesity and overall life style management industries.
Modern scientists have confirmed some of the benefits of alfalfa. It has been used to treat anemia, which is likely due to its iron content. It may be beneficial for preventing some of the damage from diabetes and high blood sugar levels, because of its antioxidant and phyto-nutrient content. It has also been used to treat bladder disorders and as an estrogen replacement, to increase breast milk and reduce pre-menstrual syndrome. Alfalfa grass is a known phyto-estrogen, compounds produced by plants that act like the hormone in the human body.
Leaves and Fruits of billberry are used in the process of extracting the active ingredient (tannins) of the billberries. This herb is used for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, capillary fragility, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and mild diarrhea Its use has been documented for treating bladder stones, biliary disorders, scurvy, coughs, and lung tuberculosis. More recently, bilberry fruit extracts have been used for the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, and mouth and throat inflammations. Bilberry leaf decoctions have been used to lower blood sugar in diabetes. Several active constituents have been isolated from the berries and leaves of the bilberry plant, including anthocyanoside flavonoids (anthocyanins), vitamins, sugars, and pectins, which are found in the berries, and quercetin, catechins, tannins, iridoids, and acids, which are found in the leaves. The anthocyanosides are considered the most important of the pharmacologically active components.
Billberry is a good anti-diabetic, anti-coagulant and anti-platelet agent.
Black Kohosh Extract
Preparations of Black Cohosh are made from roots and rhizomes of the plant using ethyl/iso-propyl alcohol.26-deoxyacetin is one of the active ingredient in the cohosh extract. Black Kohosh is used in Europe as a remedy for menstrual cramps, and also for relief of menopausal symptoms. Black Kohosh is valuable for many different health problems. This herb is used for different purposes, but is best known for its use as an herbal supplement to decrease the side effects of menopause. Black kohosh extract assist in reducing cramps, muscular pain and helps to promote general pain relief. The extract consists of fresh black cohosh root, kava kava root, and jamaican dogwood bark, and organic ginger root.
Some of the noted properties of cohosh include anti-inflammatory, Analgesic .
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