As we know most herbs/botanicals are woody and fibrous. The woody fiber (cell walls) generally makes most herbs/botanicals difficult to digest. Thousands of years ago, humans discovered that cooking, making teas, decoctions and soups with water and/or alcohol improved the potency and efficacy of the foods, beverages, tonics and medicines they consumed.
When a herbs is extracted by water or alcohol, the constituents of the herbs are released from the fiber that contains them and are dissolved into the liquid medium. The resulting “tea” or paste is highly assimilable. Also, it is much easier to consume because the material has been “reduced” to a much smaller volume and yet the potency is higher. Without the extraction, the body would have to do a digestive “extraction” of the materials bound to the fiber, adding much stress to our GI tract. Since we do not have the digestive tract of a ruminate, this “extraction” method is not very effective, nor is it efficient.
Novoherb has mastered a series of methods to develop concentrated herbal extracts, through techniques involving the decoction of raw materials, extraction, concentration, drying, grinding, inspection, quality control standards, in addition to norms such as GMP. Thus Novoherb is able to offer a Chinese herbal medicine product of modern medical technology that is both reliable and effective.