Botanical Extracts

There are literally hundreds of thousands of plant species and their varieties. Perhaps a majority of  the world's stock of plants is found in Asia, and it is in Asia that plant-based, traditional medicine found its place as a distinct practice. Our company's founders have spent their careers in agriculture in Asia and as professionals in the farm and forest-based food and industrial crops value chains from "farm to pharma". 

Health and well-being depend on balances of minerals and trace elements. When the balance is wrong, we say we're sick or in pain. Malaise of any sort disrupts life and livelihoods, and even discontent with one's appearance may lead to depression and other illnesses.

Humans have largely coped with these issues by discovering that plants not only provide food, but have a huge range of health-giving properties that may be extracted by various forms of process. These are the active ingredients which we supply from various location in Asia.

Fresh green hops (flowers of  Humulus lupulus) and Hop Oil extract

Two-thirds of the world’s population use one or the other form of alternative or complementary form of medicine, and in Asia there is a distinct preference for “traditional” remedies.

 

The oldest (c. 100 AD) Chinese pharmacopeia, the Shennong Bencaojing, lists 50 "fundamental" herbs in Chinese medicine. In the medieval Islamic world, Arab physicians used active ingredients for diuretic, anti-emetic, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-pyretic properties. 

 

In modern times, Big Pharma has raced to find indigenous species that replace or complement manufactured chemical agents. In October 2018 Canada legalized the widespread use of Cannabis, already legalized in more than 30 other countries.

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