Glossary of Herbal Ingredients
Herbal medicines have been used since ancient times, and have become increasingly important in modern society. To ensure that you are using the right herbal ingredients in your remedies, it is important to have a good understanding of what each herb does and how it should be used.
This Information on many of the common ingredients in our products will provide a comprehensive glossary of herbal ingredients so you can make informed decisions about your health. Click to open. This is an ever-expanding list.
Aloe Vera Oil or Gel
Please note that Aloe Vera Oil and Gel are not the same as the aloe vera whole leaf extracted noted in California’s Prop 65.
According to Wikipedia.org – Aloe vera Researchers at the University of Miguel Hernández in Alicante, Spain, have developed a gel based on aloe vera that prolongs the conservation of fresh produce, such as fresh fruit and vegetables . This gel is tasteless, colorless and odorless. This natural product is a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic preservatives such as sulfur dioxide. The study showed that at 1°C coated with this gel could be preserved for 35 days against 7 days for untreated grapes. According to the researchers, this gel operates through a combination of mechanics (Serrano et al., 2006), forming a protective layer against the oxygen and moisture of the air and inhibiting, through its various antibiotic and antifungal compounds, the action of micro-organisms that cause food borne illnesses.
Essential Omega Oils
According to Wikipedia.org GLA is sometimes prescribed in the belief that it has anti-inflammatory properties lacking some of the common side effects of other anti-inflammatory drugs. Herbal medicine advocates recommend GLA for autoimmune disorders, arthritis eczema and PMS with noticeable results not expected for months. Research is ongoing, investigating GLA as a potential anticancer agent. GLA is unique among the omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids(linoleic acid, GLA and arachidonic acid) in its potential to suppress tumor growth and metastasis.
Lanol (vegetable ester)
Lemon Grass Oil
Natural Glycerin is used as a moisturizer and humectant to replace moisture in the skin.
Natural Progesterone Micronized USP
Micronized Natural Progesterone is the “official” term for natural progesterone which is identical to the progesterone your body would manufacture itself in a normal state. It is NOT a chemical progesterone. It is derived naturally and the molecular chain has not been tampered with, the chain is the same and the chemical make up identical to your own. Medroxyprogesterone, AKA progestins have a different molecular structure than progesterone. The body does not manufacture medroxyprogesterone and it does not convert it the same.
Do not be fooled into believing you are using natural progesterone cream when you are prescribed medroxyprogesterone or progestins. According to Dr. John R. Lee, MD the body will become dependant on the chemical (medroxyprogesterone – progestins) and in turn, since it is chemically stronger to the body, will not be able to produce its own as needed. A sort of dependency takes place. Also you should know that it is medroxyprogesterone that is found in birth control pills. ONLY Micronized Natural Progesterone is found in our progesterone creams.
The most important thing about sepigel, in some of our products, is that it allows us to create something that is more bio-available because the ingredients are not “cooked” only warmed. The efficacy of the ingredients are intact because of the cold-process.