Organic Kalmegh - Andrographis paniculata
Kalmegh, otherwise known as Andrographis/ Green chiretta, is nature's blessing for human wellness. Ayurveda has elaborately described the various uses of Kalmegh in the ancient treatises. Famous for the extremely bitter taste that the leaves possess, Kalmegh is very popular for its role in maintaining liver health.
RASAPANCHAKA/ AYURVEDA ENERGETICS
Rasa – Tikta (bitter)
Guna – Laghu (light), ruksha (dry)
Virya - ushna (hot)
Vipaka – Katu (pungent)
Dosha karma – balances Kapha and Pitta
The peculiar bitter taste combined with the hot potency and pungent post-digestive effect is responsible for the Kapha balancing effect of Kalmegh. The predominant bitter taste also helps balance the Pitta dosha and supports the healthy functions of the liver, one of the most important places of Pitta activity in the body.
Why are we so good!
All Sutraveda products are essentially based on ancient Ayurvedic wisdom, combined with most modern research findings. As per Ayurveda, the same herb can act differently when consumed in different forms like Churna (powder), Kalka (paste), Swarasa (concentrated juice), etc. At Organic Ayurveda Inc, we are committed to providing you with the entire benefits of the herb and its various possibilities when consumed in all these forms. That is why we decided to use both the powder and extracts of organic Kalmegh leaves together in a single caplet form, rather than using only one of those. An exception to the usual addition of binders and fillers, Sutraveda Organic Kalmegh caplets do not include any of those and are replaced by the actual herb composition.
Here’s What We Are Made Of:
Each 650 mg of Sutraveda Organic Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata / Green chiretta) caplet contains Organic Kalmegh powder 450 mg and Organic Kalmegh extract 200 mg
Absolutely No fillers!
No harmful Preservatives
1 to 2 caplets twice daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
If you have a medical condition or take medications, please consult with your health care practitioner before using the product.
If you are taking medications, or have a medical condition, please consult with your health care practitioner prior to the use of this product.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Not for use during pregnancy or during lactation.
Organic Kalmegh Caplets: Your Happiness Matters To Us
Bolsters Immunity Function
Balances Pitta & Kapha Doshas
Optimal Digestion & Liver Health
Helps Body Temperature
Respiratory, Throat and Sinuses
Our Love For Organic Kalmegh & The Story Behind It
Good Medicine Tastes Bitter
A taste of Kalmegh in the mouth once and you will understand why this Japanese proverb suits well with the herb. The use of Kalmegh can be traced back thousands of years ago when there was a tribe called Kirata in the Himalayan region. The sages of those times noticed that this herb is used by the tribe extensively. Thus, they named it ‘Kirata tikta’ in Sanskrit, which means the bitter herb used by the Kirata tribe (Tikta is bitter in Sanskrit). This King of Bitters is also famous by the name ‘Bhunimba’, meaning the neem of the earth, signifying its similarity in bitter taste to Neem leaves.
So much about the herb’s bitter taste! A kind of apprehension is quite natural to feel at this point. But an insight into the innumerable health benefits it offers can change the perception entirely. A herb that balances Pitta and Kapha doshas in the body, Kalmegh has long been traditionally used for supporting healthy liver functions. The bitter properties of the herb act favourable for the Ranjaka pitta (a type of Pitta in the liver), thus complementing the role of the liver in healthy digestion and metabolism.
Goodness in a caplet
Kalmegh is one of the main ingredients in many famous Ayurvedic formulations that support liver health. At Organic Ayurveda Inc., we aim to provide the exact benefits of herbs as supplied by nature in their purest form. Sutraveda Organic Kalmegh caplets are prepared with powder and pure extracts of organically cultivated Kalmegh leaves and contain no added preservatives. We do not believe in masking the natural taste of herbs with added chemicals as the tastes are always significant from an Ayurvedic perspective. The subtle bitter taste of the caplet in the mouth gives you the experience of the real herb compared to tablet or capsule forms and helps in initiating the beneficial actions soon enough in the body.
Apart from supporting healthy functions of the liver, Sutraveda organic Kalmegh caplets aid in bolstering immune system health. The synergistic action of bitter, pungent and Pitta balancing properties of the herb helps in maintaining normal body temperature as well. The Pitta and Kapha balancing property help in the healthy expulsion of accumulated phlegm in the head and chest. Thus it aids in revitalizing the health of the respiratory tract, sinuses and throat.
The intake of Sutraveda organic Kalmegh caplets assists the body in regaining health and normalcy after a chronic illness. It promotes health and wellbeing when consumed daily by supporting the immune system functions and helps prevent recurrent illnesses.
Sutraveda organic Kalmegh caplets are purely vegan, sourced organically from reliable farmers and manufactured under proper hygiene conditions. Several quality checks and standardizations are completed before it reaches the consumer to ensure maximum benefits. The easily consumable tablet form is convenient to carry and can be used for kids and adults alike.
The Research Behind The Ideology
At Organic Ayurveda Inc., we acknowledge the importance of purity and safety of anything taken internally. Hence when we decided to introduce Sutraveda Organic Kalmegh caplets, we were also very particular in researching the maximum for the authenticity of facts. We do not believe in blindly following the traditions, rather we trust in being transparent and credible by validating the ancient wisdom with most modern research findings.
The reference of Kalmegh in ancient Ayurveda treatises being used in supporting liver health was extensively compared with research studies. Marked symptomatic improvements were seen in one such clinical study performed in patients with infective hepatitis* 1. The herb also possesses immunostimulant activity2 that supports in maintaining natural defence mechanisms and helps to recoup from potential illnesses.
The leaf extracts of Kalmegh is beneficial in supporting respiratory system health. A study 3* done with the leaf extracts in patients of uncomplicated URTI showed promising improvement compared to placebo. The ethyl acetate fraction tablet of Andrographis paniculata exhibited analgesic and antipyretic activities *4, explaining the herb’s role in maintaining optimum body temperature and wellbeing.
Inspired by the Ancient
Art Form Kathakali
While we were brainstorming for our label design and tried to understand what inspires us the most, we ended up looking at dance, music & the fine arts! That's when we decided that we will pay tribute to the cultural heritage of the world. We started with the closest one to home. Kathakali.
Kathakali is one of the most fascinating traditional art forms in India’s rich cultural heritage. The intensely complex heavy theatrical makeup of the performing artists, the surreal picturesque costumes, unbelievably graceful gestures combined with an equally glorious and harmonically tuned background music is indeed a visual treat.
Most often, the ancient mythological stories constitute the main theme of Kathakali which represents the aesthetic cultural heritage of India. The strikingly graceful dramatic art took form and became more popular after the 17th century and has evolved beautifully ever since. The performance may last as long as 16 hours and takes the audience through a realistic yet very mystical experience.
Our love for art is a journey that we just started. So we will be showcasing more art forms from different parts of the world on our labels. Keep an eye out for more, if you have more ideas please feel free to ping us.
Because The Earth
Thousands of years ago, when the wisdom of Ayurveda formulations was conceived, the entire herbs in this earth were organic. Ayurveda proposes that the individual is an integral part of mother Nature. Hence the harmful chemicals used in Nature will lead to serious after-effects in the individual. It is mentioned in Ayurveda, that any herb grown in a polluted environment loses its innate Rasa (taste), Guna (qualities), virya (potency) Gandha (smell), etc, thus affecting its pharmaceutical actions. The cultivation of plants whether for consumption or medicinal use should be done sustainably, with minimum interaction from chemicals, to ensure good health and longevity, creating a more positive impact on mental and emotional health. Ayurveda, holistic wisdom of health, places immense importance on the purity of herbs. We at Organic Ayurveda Inc by Sri Dhanvanthari Madom believe healing herbs need to be as pure as certified organic, sourced sustainably, consumed responsibly.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do Sutraveda organic Kalmegh caplets support immunity?
Kalmegh is a herb rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that fight oxidation and free radical damage that leads to diseases. Research5 suggests that Kalmegh extract helps activate the enzymes that build up the body’s antioxidant defence system, reducing oxidative damage and boosting immunity. Sutraveda organic Kalmegh caplets contain pure extracts and powder of organically cultivated Kalmegh leaves that help in supporting the body’s defence mechanism.
How is Sutraveda organic Kalmegh caplet better compared to the capsule, tablet and dried powder forms?
Capsule, tablet and dried powder usually contain only the fine powder form of the herb. Sutraveda Organic Kalmegh caplets contain not just powder of the herb but also pure extracts of organically cultivated Kalmegh leaves. This increases the efficacy of the herb inside the body. The powder form of the herb has to be consumed with honey/ghee or some other adjuvants owing to its bitter taste. Sutraveda organic Kalmegh caplets are easily consumable compared to this even when providing the mildly bitter taste in the mouth.