31 October 2022 Simone Abaron

Herbal medicines: Your guide to herbal extracts.

Don't know the difference between a native and final extract ratios? Or the difference between a solvent and excipient? We have you covered.

Working with herbal medicines can be a quagmire of unique terms and acronyms that can quickly become overwhelming and confusing without a solid understanding of their meanings.

We’ve created an exceptional resource to help you decipher these terms, so that you can use these important plant medicines wisely, and select the best possible raw materials for your needs.

We cover:

  • The definition of herbal material vs herbal preparation
  • Solvents, and why the selection of your solvent matters
  • Excipients
  • How herbal extracts are made
  • Extract ratio vs native extract ratio vs final extract ratio
  • Dry herb equivalents
  • Active compounds vs group of active compounds
  • Standardisation
  • Phytochemical profile

In short, if you’re working with herbal medicines, you can’t afford not to download and read this!

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Simone Abaron

Simone is a naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist with over 15 years’ experience in product development, regulatory affairs and effective business management.