Raw Herbs

Raw Herbs

Raw herbs are the whole plant, nothing added and nothing taken out. It may be that the medicine is from one part of the plant, for example the roots but it will be the whole root powdered or made into a tincture. The herbs could be offered in original raw herb form, or fine powder form, or herbal capsule form. Modern pharmaceuticals had their origins in crude herbal medicines, and to this day, some drugs are still extracted as fractionate/isolate compounds from raw herbs and then purified to meet pharmaceutical standards.

Galangal Roots

Galangal is botanically classified as Alpinia officinarum and is known in Eastern Asia as Galanga, kah, Laos root and Garingal. It is a tropical, herbaceous plant and a member of the ginger family, cultivated primarily for its rhizome or root.

Senna Pods

Senna or cassia pods, usually refers to seed pods obtained from the Senna Alexandria plant, act as laxatives. Senna is similar to aloe and rhubarb in having as its active ingredients anthraquinone derivatives and their glucosides. Senna pods act to stimulate peristaltic contractions in the colon, and are therefore especially useful in alleviating constipation when taken as a tea. Senna italica is also used like henna to impart a yellow hair colouring

Rose Petals

Dried rose petals serve many purposes. They provide an intoxicating fragrance to potpourri and satin sachets, add color to indoor decorations and create romantic confetti for weddings. Some of the most popular uses for dried rose petals are crafts, gifts, home decor and special events. Dried petals from organically-grown roses are used to flavor oils and vinegars or are added to salads and other recipes.

Bay Leaves

Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae). Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavour and fragrance. The leaves should be removed from the cooked food before eating (see Safety section below). The leaves are often used to flavour soups, stews, braises and pâtés in Mediterranean cuisine and beans in Brazilian cuisine. The fresh leaves are very mild and do not develop their full flavour until several weeks after picking and drying

Basil Seed

Basil has many varieties. It is easy to grow, and transforms ordinary meals into culinary treasures! Fresh basil not only tastes better than dried, it actually tastes different, almost as if it were not the same herb. Basil smells so good, and has such attractive blooms for an herb, that it's also grown in flower gardens as decoration. The blooms are also edible, though if the plant is allowed to bloom regularly its flavor declines.

Annatto seeds

Annatto is an orange-red condiment and food coloring derived from the seeds of the achiote tree (Bixa orellana). It is often used to impart a yellow or orange color to foods, but sometimes also for its flavor and aroma. Its scent is described as "slightly peppery with a hint of nutmeg" and flavor as "slightly nutty, sweet and peppery"


Black himej has always been praised for its extraordinary healing powers. It is also known as Bal Harad, Kali Harad, Laghu Harad and, Choti Harad. It is believed to destroy innumerous diseases and eliminate all the waste from the body. Black Himej also promotes tissue growth and health and has antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

Zedoary Roots

Zedoary, also known as white turmeric, is a rhizome with a thin brown skin and a bright orange, hard interior. Its smell is similar to that of turmeric and mango. Zedoary plant is native to India and Indonesia. Since zedoary is anti-inflammatory, its paste is used on inflammation, wounds, skin ailments and pain. The herb serves as a body stimulant and purifies blood. It is very effective in treating respiratory disorders, tones up uterus and works as an aphrodisiac agent. Zedoary improves digestion, improves liver condition and normalizes body temperature.