Memorial Day Ayurveda Deals 2014

Tattva's Herbs Memorial Day Sale

Get ready for black Memorial Day Weekend with this amazing discount on all your Ayurvedic Herbs! We are going to start a bit early this year! We will be offering offering 35% OFF EVERY ORDER storewide and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75 all weekend long. Hurry, this deal is one-of-a-kind and won’t last too long! This offer is good through Tuesday, the 27th of May 2014.

What Everybody Ought to Know About Supercritical Co2 Extraction

First of all, what the heck is supercritical or Co2 extraction? What makes it great? Why does Tattva’s Herbs make such a big deal about it? What does PSE mean that is listed in their ingredients? How does this stuff benefit Ayurvedic Herbs?

Supercritical Extraction EquipmentFriends, we know this can all seem very confusing, but we will do our best to explain our unique extraction process and the reasons it makes our products unique. We have put many years of research into different extraction technologies, how they effect the efficacy of the herbs, and how these different processes effect the way our bodies interact with the final products. We can tell you that with confidence, the type of extraction(s) technologies that we practice provide you the cleanest and most expansive picture of our herbs that we know to be possible today.

What is supercritical or sometimes referred to as Co2 extraction?

This is a pretty good definition of the supercritical extraction process from Eden Botanicals.

The CO2 extraction process consists of pumping pressurized carbon dioxide into a chamber filled with plant matter. When carbon dioxide is subjected to pressure it becomes “supercritical” and has liquid properties while remaining in a gaseous state. Because of the liquid properties of the gas, the CO2 functions as a solvent, pulling the oils and other substances such as pigment and resin from the plant matter. Thus, the difference between CO2, or supercritical, extraction and traditional distillation is that CO2 is used as a solvent instead of heated water or steam. The temperature involved in the supercritical extraction process is around 95 to 100 degrees F as opposed to 140 to 212 degrees F in steam distillation.

What makes Co2 extraction great?

There are many benefits to using this type of extraction technology, and it can all be a bit confusing. Here is our attempt to break it down to simple terms. Here is a bulleted list of the top benefits (in our eyes) of using this extraction method:

  • Superior in terms of both freshness and breadth of active constituents left in the herbs
  • Full spectrum or more active constituents of the plant are realized with a potency that cannot be surpassed
  • Extracts are pure and clean – free of solvent residues
  • Mild operating temperature ensures product stability and quality
  • The only type of extraction that unlocks the fat soluable components of the plant

What does PSE mean that is listed in your ingredients?

PSE (Post Supercritical Extract) simply refers to the water soluable extract that is performed after (in addition to) the Co2 extract. That’s right, we perform not one, but TWO different extracts in our products because using different materials, extracts different components of the plant. The Co2 extraction delivers the fat soluable plant “goodies”, while the PSE or water extract, delivers the water soluable components of the plant. In addition to the two different types of extraction, Tattva’s Herbs one-of-a-kind technology combines the two extractions with some of the “raw” unextracted plant material. In every capsule you take from Tattva’s Herbs there are essentially three different components. The final piece “raw herb” is very important as it acts as a “chemical messenger” in your body. In simplified terms, the raw plant or herb component informs your body how to use these extracts. This is a vital in ensuring your body can realize the full potential and benefits of these herbs.

As you can see, this subject can appear very scientific and complex, but hopefully this article helps clarify some of the basic questions you may have had about how Tattva’s Herbs processes their products, and the reasons they are truly of the finest quality available today.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to send us an email at info@tattvasherbs.com or give us a call at 877-828-8824.

Is Ayurveda For You?

Ayurveda – “The Science of Life” or Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It began in India many thousands of years ago.

The basis of Ayurveda is the idea that health and wellness is dependent on a delicate balance of the mind, body, and spirit. The primary idea of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health preventatively, rather than battle illness after it arrives.

It is a simple concept that includes many intricate beliefs and practices.

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If you are considering making Ayurveda a part of your life, we recommend a few great books:

“Ayurveda For All” by Murli Manohar

“The Healing Power of Herbs” by Michael T. Murray N.D.

“Practical Ayurveda: Secrets for Physical, Sexual & Spiritual Health” By Atreya & David Frawley

“Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing: A Practical Guide” By Vasant D. Lad & Angela Werneke

“The Yoga of Herbs” by David Frawley and Vasant Lad

Ayurveda offers a body of wisdom designed to help people realize their full human potential using diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that “health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.”

The real question that lingers is this – Why wouldn’t one practice Ayurveda?

Tattva’s Herbs was founded in 2000 with the desire to deliver the finest quality products that Mother Nature has to offer. We do not cut any corners or spare any expense to bring you the ultimate in quality and signature Ayurvedic oils, supplements, creams, chyawanprash and more. We accept it as our personal responsibility to present the world of Ayurveda to you with great care and respect, and without adulteration. Everyone involved in Tattva’s Herbs is proud of what we do, and we are grateful to be able to share our gifts with you. Ayurveda is one of the world’s richest treasures and should be respected as such.

Destroy Fat and Cholesterol with Guggul

Guggul is a time tested Ayurvedic Herb that has proved to maintain healthy cholesterol in the body.

Guggul-webGuggul or guggulu (commiphora mukul, also commiphora wightii) is derived from the gummy resinous exudate of a plant closely related to myrrh that is found in arid to semi-arid areas of Northern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. This tree has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and Ayurvedic texts dating back to 600 BC recommend it for treatment of atherosclerosis and digestive disorders.

The Sanskrit definition of the term “guggul” is “one that protects against diseases.” This attests to the wide respect and therapeutic Ayurvedic applications for this botanical, considered to be the most important herb for the removal of “ama,” or toxic substances which accumulate as a result of sluggish digestion and circulation associated with a slowing of metabolism.

Similar to another important Ayurvedic preparation called triphala, guggul is considered tridoshic, or balancing to all three doshas in the body. The three doshas, or bodily constitutions represent the foundation of traditional Ayurveda. These are: kapha or the anabolic humour, watery humour; pitta or the catabolic, fiery humour; and vata, the air or nervous system humour. When all three humours are in balance, the result is health and wellness. When one or more are in excess or deficient this represents imbalance or disease. Guggul stimulates pitta and thus enhances warmth, digestion, circulatory and reproductive processes. It also regulates vata (nerve force) and kapha (fluidic aspects).

As an “ama”-resolving herb, guggul has a wide range of applications beginning with rheumatic and arthritic pains, lowering high cholesterol, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), and obesity. Guggul is warming and stimulates metabolism that is why it is one of the few botanicals that has been used to treat hypothyroid conditions. In addition, it is used to treat a sluggish liver, malaria, to stimulate libido, nervous diseases, bronchial congestion, cardiac and circulatory problems, weak digestion, gynecological problems, leucorrhea, sterility, impotence, and various skin diseases including acne and psoriasis. (One of the substances contained in Guggul which is known to lower cholesterol and triglycerides is also noted for its ability to decrease the redness and swelling that occurs in some types of acne) Guggul, as with other resins, is excreted through the skin, mucus membranes and the kidneys. This is what makes it particularly useful for the urinary tract and for a wide number of skin diseases.

Guggul has been used for over 3,000 years and is described in all of the classical Ayurvedic texts including the Sushruta Samhita (3rd to 4th centuries) where it is especially recommended for the treatment of rheumatic pains and obesity, as mentioned above. It is one of the most important rasayanas (herbal tonics) of Ayurveda where it is described as warm, dry, pungent-flavored, and aromatic with nutritive, lubricant, stimulant and digestion-enhancing properties. Current research substantiates its benefit for the treatment of elevated blood lipids and coronary and arterial plaque known as atherosclerosis. As a result, today in India standardized guggul extracts are being approved for lowering elevated serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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Seven Reasons Why Everyone Should Take Amla

borderless-amla-2010Amla (also known as Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry) is the most concentrated form of Vitamin C in the entire plant kingdom, containing up to 720 mg/100g of fresh pulp and 921 mg/100cc of pressed juice. This is approximately 20 times the vitamin C content of an orange. It is a very potent form of Vitamin C and yet is easily assimilated by the human body. The Vitamin C in the Amalaki fruit is bonded with tannins that protect it from being destroyed by heat or light. Amla promotes and maintains healthy digestion, which in turn regulates the absorption of food by increasing the fire (known as “Agni” in Ayurveda) in the stomach, without creating any excess stomach acids.

Here are 7 reasons that Amla should be incorporated into every’s regiment.

1) Amla is great for your skin and hair! Many recommend a daily drink of Amla juice and honey to keep your skin blemish free and looking healthy and glowing. It also strengthens the roots of your hair, assists with dandruff and even graying.

2) It is great for your eyes and eyesight! Amalaki helps with redness, itching, vision and so much more!

3) Amla is great for your immune system. It is a very concentrated natural form of Vitamin C, so taking it daily can help prevent colds and flu.

4) Amla is very helpful with constipation and digestion.

5) It is great for your heart, strengthens heart muscles and a potent natural antioxidant.

6) Amla helps to fight bad breath and strengthens teeth.

7) It can help promote a healthy appetite. Amla is shown to increase Agni (digestive fire), and also encourages hunger.

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We Moved!

Tattva’s Herbs has officially moved into our new space at 9634 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle. We are now a part of the “Maple Leaf” neighborhood in Seattle, and were fortunate enough to be interviewed by Mai Ling of the Maple Leaf neighborhood blog. Here is how the interview went:

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Tattva’s Herbs Organics officially opened up at its new Maple Leaf location at 9634 Roosevelt Way N.E. on Nov. 19, but there’s still plenty of moving in that needs to be done.

We spoke with marketing director Dana Silverman to find out how business is going with the holidays right around the corner:

Q: How is business so far?

A: Business is great. Not much has changed since moving, because we are primarily online, but would love for people in the neighborhood to come in!

Q: What kind of products will you showcase to bring pedestrian traffic into the store?

A: We have a retail area and offer samples of Coconut Oil, anti-aging cream and oil, healing creams, Chyawanprash, and other products. We will soon have a more apparent sign hung on our awning as well.

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Q: You’re now open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Any plans to expand retail hours?

A: We will probably not expand retail hours unless we see a demand for it. Customers are always welcome to order online, phone or fax, and pick them up during retail hours, or have products shipped to their homes.

Q: How long has Tattva’s Herbs been in business?

A: Tattva’s Herbs has been in business about 13 years. It has always been located in Seattle, and we continue to expand every year.

Q: What else can you tell Maple Leaf residents about Tattva’s Herbs?

A: We offer Ayurvedic herbs, supplements, beauty products and oils for a wide variety of health conditions, as well as general health and well-being.

If you live in Seattle, please come check out our new digs!

Chyawanprash – The “Ageless Wonder”

 Give your immune system a Boost with Chyawanprash.

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Love that Jam!

Chyawanprash, (pronounced CHA-WON- PROSH) is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal jam made in a base of Amalaki fruit. Amalaki fruit – or “Amla” is the richest source of vitamin C known to man. It is often called the “Ageless Wonder” due to its remarkable rejuvenative properties and its ability to promote vigor, vitality, and youthfulness. This powerful herbal jam is rich in antioxidants, and is known to have phenomenal and profound effects on numerous systems within the body, including: respiratory, nervous, and circulatory systems. While providing energy and vitality to all the cells of the body, it both nourishes and strengthens the immune system. In Ayurveda, Chyawanprash is the most respected and well known “rasayana” of all, (sanskrit word describing an “elixir of life”). This time-tested remedy is certainly remarkable, and a true pillar of a healthy lifestyle. Today it is praised with the same esteem that it was over 4,000 years ago. Literally thousands of years of experience and knowledge are combined in the preparation of Chyawanprash, which makes it one of the most widely recognized and highly respected of all of the Ayurvedic formulas. It serves to gently balance the nervous system, the mind, the respiratory system and helps to promote healthy elimination.

Tattva’s Herbs’ Chyawanprash is formulated from a traditional recipe that contains nearly 50 herbs, including Ashwagandha, pippali, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and many other well known herbs and spices in a base of clarified butter and honey. Our formula contains no herbicides, pesticides, chemicals or artificial fillers. This energizing formula is slightly warming, and thus helps to promote healthy digestion and stimulates the metabolism. It is suitable and safe for people of all ages, adults and children alike.

Chyawanprash is the supreme anti-stress and anti-aging formula, but is also extremely effective in preventing the common colds and coughs that plague so many of us. If you are one of the many people who are affected by the common work environment, where daily exposure to many people and all of their germs keep you in a constant state of coughing, sniffling and general low energy – Chyawanprash could be especially helpful for you. Taken on a regular daily basis this amazing tonic has the ability to improve all aspects of health. Most people report that they are no longer bothered by nagging coughs and colds. Many people report that their skin clears up and they look younger than they have in years. Almost all users report that they feel a tremendous amount of new energy and vigor. This is due to the synergy created by combining over forty of the most powerful Ayurvedic herbs in a meticulously prepared base.

Chyawanprash  is traditionally taken as a snack on crackers or bread, as the flavor is like a spicy jam, but it can also be taken alone, one teaspoon, one to three times per day. We have also heard of people adding a dose to their protein shake, fruit or vegetable juice, smoothie, or even adding it to coffee or tea as a morning treat – there are endless possibilities with almost countless benefits!

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Triphala Guggul – Support Weight Management & Digestion

Triphala GuggulTriphala Guggul is a classic Ayurvedic formulation that we are pleased to be able to provide to you in Supercritical (Co2) form. Both are popular herbs found primarily in India, but they have  been used in the United States and Europe as well, as a natural remedy for several conditions. This premier formula combines the antioxidant and digestive support of Triphala with the cholesterol and metabolism support of Guggul. Triphala – Guggul has been proven to help maintain healthy weight control, cholesterol levels, proper digestion and food absorption, metabolism, keeping the arteries clear, and overall as a natural health tonic. This herbal combination is extremely cleansing for the body and can help rid the body of many deep-seated toxins that are buried in the body’s soft tissues.

Toxins can accumulate in and around your joints, causing joint pain, arthritis, muscle aches, and rheumatism. Components of triphala guggul may be able to bind to these toxins and remove them through your blood stream. The process of removing toxins from around your body’s major joints may also help reduce joint inflammation, or swelling, that can cause discomfort or pain.

Triphala guggul has been reported to help your body maintain healthy levels of both good and bad cholesterol. High or unbalanced cholesterol levels can increase your risk for developing heart disease. Good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein, may be elevated with the regular supplementation of this herbal extract. Bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein, may be lowered with supplementation. This may also lower your blood pressure and hypertension, which reduces the risk of heart disease. The triphala and guggul combination has been used in India as a digestive aid for centuries. Compounds in the resin extract may strengthen your digestive system by increasing the amount of hydrochloric acid and other enzymes that are responsible for the breakdown of food in your stomach. The formula may also improve absorption of nutrients by acting on the enzymes found in your intestinal tract.

When combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, triphala guggul may be used as an ergogenic aid to help support weight loss. A compound in triphala guggul, called ushan virya, may stimulate the mobilization of fat that is stored throughout your body. Moving free fatty acids from fat tissue cells to muscle cells for energy increases your fat-burning potential, particularly if you exercise regularly.

Triphala is composed of three herbs: Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amalaki. Amla helps to maintain healthy cells in the intestinal wall, and the fruit contains the highest natural known source of vitamin C. It is said to have 20 times the vitamin C content of an orange. Bibhitaki acts to promote healthy mucus levels. The last is Haritaki, which acts as a bowel toner, rather than a laxative. These three herbs work in consort to gently promote internal cleansing of all conditions of stagnation and excess, while at the same time, they aid in healthy digestion and assimilation of food.

Tattva’s Herbs’ natural supplements combine the wisdom of Mother Nature with the very latest technology known as supercritical extraction. This state of the art technology delivers a very pure extract that is both full spectrum and extremely concentrated at the same time. It is so pure that you can actually smell the qualities of the original herb in the extract, and you are greeted with this aroma when you open a bottle. It is sweet and powerful. There is simply no other extraction method so effective that you can actually smell the purity, fragrance and essence of the herb. This is a testimony to the great care that goes into the selection of the herbs and the supercritical extraction process itself. To give you an idea of the potency and concentration of the extract, we can often use as much as 200 to 250 pounds of fresh herbs to produce just one pound of supercritical extract.

All of the herbs are grown on organic farms and selected with the greatest of care. The supercritical process produces an exceptionally broad representation of the herbs’ active constituents, which oftentimes traditional methods of extraction cannot even begin to extract. Furthermore, the supercritical process does not use any chemical solvents at all. Instead, it utilizes safe and environmentally friendly carbon dioxide, the same carbon dioxide that is found in your sparkling water.

Finally, the supercritical extract, post-supercritical extract (PSE) (a water-soluble extract), and the raw whole herb are combined to create our herbal formula. The finished product is superior in terms of both freshness and breadth of active constituents. It delivers the full spectrum of the herbs with a potency that cannot be surpassed. In addition, all of the herbs are independently tested for heavy metals and other contaminates. The result is an exquisite formula that delivers simplicity, purity and incredible potency all at once.

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Shatavari – “Queen of Herbs”

Shatavari RootsShatavari, also known as Asparagus racemosus  is known as the “Queen of Herbs” because it promotes love and devotion. It is a cooling, calming, nourishing and purifying herb which has a special affinity with women, though it is also excellent for men.

The name Shatavari comes from an Indian word meaning “a woman possessing a hundred husbands. It is used to maintain and nourish the female reproductive organs and is the main herb, and highly regarded in Ayurvedic medicine for issues connected to women’s fertility, menstrual irregularity and controlling blood loss, menopausal issues, and loss of libido. It acts as a womens’ rejuvenative, helping to balance estrogen, stimulate lactation and prevent miscarriage. For men it is a nutritive tonic similar to ginseng. Because Shatavari is a gentle herb, acting as a systemic tonic and is calming, it is considered, along with Ashwagandha and Brahmi, (or Bacopa) to be excellent for people of all ages.

Shatavari has also been used as a tonic for circulatory, digestive and respiratory organs, ulcers, bronchial infections, diarrhea, rheumatism, diabetes, bleeding ulcers, gastritis, dysentery, dry cough, sore throat, inflammation in the lungs due to dryness and heat, male fertility and impotence, building body mass and muscle tissue, nourishing the blood, the immune system, calming the nerves, and insomnia.

Tattva’s Herbs natural supplements combine the wisdom of Mother Nature with the very latest technology known as supercritical extraction. This state of the art technology delivers a very pure extract that is both full spectrum and extremely concentrated at the same time. It is so pure that you can actually smell the qualities of the original herb in the extract, and you are greeted with this aroma when you open a bottle. It is sweet and powerful. There is simply no other extraction method so effective that you can actually smell the purity, fragrance and essence of the herb. This is a testimony to the great care that goes into the selection of the herbs and the supercritical extraction process itself. To give you an idea of the potency and concentration of the extract, we can often use as much as 200 to 250 pounds of fresh herbs to produce just one pound of supercritical extract. All of the herbs are grown on organic farms and selected with the greatest of care. The supercritical process produces an exceptionally broad representation of the herbs’ active constituents, which oftentimes traditional methods of extraction cannot even begin to extract. Furthermore, the supercritical process does not use any chemical solvents at all. Instead, it utilizes safe and environmentally friendly carbon dioxide, the same carbon dioxide that is found in your sparkling water.

Finally, the supercritical extract, post-supercritical extract (PSE) (a water-soluble extract), and the raw whole herb are combined to create our herbal formula. The finished product is superior in terms of both freshness and breadth of active constituents. It delivers the full spectrum of the herbs with a potency that cannot be surpassed. In addition, all of the herbs are independently tested for heavy metals and other contaminates. The result is an exquisite formula that delivers simplicity, purity and incredible potency all at once.

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Bacopa Info

BacopaBacopa is the classic Ayurvedic nervine and brain tonic. It has been reported that the plant has been used for thousands of years as a traditional Ayurvedic treatment for epilepsy, asthma, and mental clarity. Bacopa is included in a class of Ayurvedic herbs called “Brahmi”, literally translated this mean “Godlike”. Obviously, Bacopa is held in great esteem in the science of Ayurveda to earn this title, and rightfully so due to its multitudinous effects on the body and mind. This herb is used to maintain healthy learning, memory, speech, imagination, and ease nervous and mental strain.*

*A Note on Dosage: It is advisable to take Brahmi for at least three months for significant effects and thereafter adjust the dose to suit the individual. It is wise to treat the brain like a muscle – use it or lose it. Regular, stimulating mental activities keep the brain sharp, just as a vigorous workout helps keep muscles fit and performing optimally. The brain is susceptible to dehydration, so drink plenty of clean, pure fluids as part of any brain nutrition program. Supplemental herbs such as Bacopa may prove efficacious to a brain power plan, but give any supplement program enough time to work before evaluating its effects. Based on the metabolic rate of brain cells, the benefits may not be noticed for at least 90 days.

Extraction Information:Tattva’s Herbs natural supplements combine the wisdom of Mother Nature with the very latest technology known as supercritical extraction. This state of the art technology delivers a very pure extract that is both full spectrum and extremely concentrated at the same time. It is so pure that you can actually smell the qualities of the original herb in the extract, and you are greeted with this aroma when you open a bottle. It is sweet and powerful. There is simply no other extraction method so effective that you can actually smell the purity, fragrance and essence of the herb.

This is a testimony to the great care that goes into the selection of the herbs and the supercritical extraction process itself. To give you an idea of the potency and concentration of the extract, we can often use as much as 200 to 250 pounds of fresh herbs to produce just one pound of supercritical extract. All of the herbs are grown on organic farms and selected with the greatest of care. The supercritical process produces an exceptionally broad representation of the herbs’ active constituents, which oftentimes traditional methods of extraction cannot even begin to extract. Furthermore, the supercritical process does not use any chemical solvents at all. Instead, it utilizes safe and environmentally friendly carbon dioxide, the same carbon dioxide that is found in your sparkling water.

Finally, the supercritical extract, post-supercritical extract (PSE) (a water-soluble extract), and the raw whole herb are combined to create our herbal formula. The finished product is superior in terms of both freshness and breadth of active constituents. It delivers the full spectrum of the herbs with a potency that cannot be surpassed. In addition, all of the herbs are independently tested for heavy metals and other contaminates. The result is an exquisite formula that delivers simplicity, purity and incredible potency all at once.

Contraindications, Toxicity, Cautions, and Safety: As with all dietary or herbal supplements, you should inform your health care professional that you are using this product. Women who are pregnant or nursing are advised to consult with a physician prior to use. When a preparation of the plant was evaluated for safety and tolerability it showed no adverse effects, but there were some reports of mild gastrointestinal symptoms. However, this herb has been used safely by healthy people of all ages in India, and Brahmi tea is actually given to infants starting in their first month of life to encourage optimal brain development. To date, no other side effects have been reported with Bacopa.

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