Alpinia galanga or Alpinia calcarata
Roots for coagulating milk or male sexual health
Black vs White mucuna
Ginger or Aromatic ginger
Consistent Seed Variety
Arjuna bark or Tragacanth bark
Out of several species of Alpinia, three most commonly grown species are Alpinia galanga, Alpinia calcarata and Alpinia officinarum. The roots of Alpinia galanga and Alpinia officinarum are well identified in trade as greater and lesser galangal respectively. But the roots of Alpinia galanga and Alpinia calcarata appear very similar to the untrained eye and hence any adulteration or substitution can go unnoticed. Because of the close similarities between Alpinia calcarata and Alpinia galanga, a macroscopy, microscopy and DNA testing together helped authenticate EnXtra® raw material.
Although hugely popular, Withania somnifera is often contaminated with related species Withania coagulans. Withania coagulans is also important plant for its property of coagulating milk. To ensure the best male sexual health benefits HeezOn® uses only DNA authenticated roots of Withania somnifera. DNA finger printing of Withania somnifera roots.
In trade, mucuna seeds are available in variety of colors like black, white, white with black spots, etc. The ancient text of Ayurveda recommends using black seeds of Kapikachhu for male sexual health. HeezOn® contains DNA authenticated black seeds of Mucunapruriens.
Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizomes are widely used as spice and medicine. Ginger produces clusters of white and pink flower buds that bloom into yellow flowers. The odor of ginger rhizome is aromatic and penetrating, the taste spicy, pungent and hot. It is adulterated with rhizomes of Alpinia katsumadai and Kaempferia galanga. The authenticity and quality of ginger is best tested by HPLC. Ginger used in Lanconone® contains all key gingerols – 6-Gingerol, 8-Gingerol, 6-Shagoal and 10-Gingerol.
Made from a specific and consistent seed variety producing beet with no zoning and no bolts. This ensures that nutrients are passed on to roots and not to the leaves and stems. Harvested from the rich Western Ghats of India at the most appropriate and validated time of the year.
Barks of Terminalia arjuna are commonly substituted with morphologically fake barks of Kavalama urens. Combination of macroscopy, microscopy and DNA barcode helps to authenticate the Terminalia arjuna.