With an endeavour to bring back the benefits of ancient traditions and powerhouses of nature, in a range of highly pure, effective and safe products for busy modern lives, PARAMA NATURALS uses highly potent and pure plant extracts which are rich in natural antioxidants, like supercritical CO2 extracts, steam distilled essential oils and cold-pressed natural oils or seed butters. All ingredients retain their natural vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, and hence, have therapeutic effects. All ingredients are used in appropriate measures and good proportions, without using any fillers, to ensure efficacy when even a little amount of the product is used. 
Each ingredient has multiple benefits. These benefits are listed in ancient Ayurvedic texts, books on aromatherapy and supported by modern scientific research, and corroborated by users over time. 

Types of Ingredients

1. SUPERCRITICAL CO2 EXTRACTS 

Supercritical fluid extraction using carbon-dioxide or CO2-SCFE extraction is a technologically advanced process. CO2 extracts are approved by the Ayurveda Pharmacoepia and the Ayush Ministry. It is rapidly gaining acceptance as the most preferred extraction technology the world over for natural extraction of relatively non-polar aromatic compounds. 

  • The flavour and odour profiles of the extracts area as closes possible to the original raw material
  • Selective extractions are possible by precisely tuning the extraction process and parameters
  • The CO2-SCFE process ensures that no harmful solvents, chemicals or chemical residues are present in the extract
  • The extract retains the character, complexity, delicacy and the freshness, smell and taste close to natural which is most essential for the food, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries.
  • There is no loss of volatile components during the extraction process
  • CO2 is inert and does not react with any of the substrates to form allied products
  • CO2 prevents oxidation of the extract
  • Selective fractionation and extraction of almost all active nodes
  • Suitable for thermally unstable or thermo-labile products
  • The extract retains the character and complexity of the plant source

Supercritical CO2 extracts are pure and safe for human consumption with no organic solvents or solvent residues:

  • CO2 is non-toxic
  • No use of organic solvents and no solvent residues which may be harmful for human consumption
  • CO2 contains no inorganic salts or heavy metals
  • CO2 retards microbial/bacterial growth in the extraction process
  • No extraction of the pesticidal substances from primary flora
  • CO2 extracts are approved by the Ayurveda Pharmacoepia and the Ayush Ministry.
  • CO2 is certified as GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) as per USFDA
  • CO2 meets California Proposition 65 requirements
  • CO2 is certified as a safe solvent as per the Directive of the European Parliament and Council for food ingredients
  • CO2 is well-accepted by the International Federation of Organic Movement (IFOAM)
  • CO2 is acceptable as a food additive by the Japanese Specifications and Standards for Food and Food Additives

 

Specific Ingredients

1. TURMERIC CO2 EXTRACT  

Turmeric (हल्दी, हरिद्र or Curcuma longa) is India’s ancient secret ingredient for skincare and wellness. 

We all know that TURMERIC, is inextricably woven into the fabric of Indian culture through cultural ceremonies, rituals, and daily life. It was recommended in the Ayurvedic texts for its protective, preventive, therapeutic, balancing, healing and cosmetic properties. Modern science acknowledges its immunity-boosting, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, antifungal, anti-anxiety, soothing, stimulating anti-oxidant properties. It was applied regularly for babies, children, teenagers, brides-to-be, young couples, women of all ages, to counter the effects of age, environment and life-style, and to prevent and address specific issues like acne, blemishes, scars and uneven skin tone. So application of turmeric paste on the skin gives a protective shield (हल्दी का सुरक्षा कवच) from the ravages of the environment, time or hectic lifestyles. 

Turmeric oil, extracted using the CO2 supercritical extraction process, is rich in the anti-oxidant turmerones, which are deep-penetrating and act at the cellular level to work on different skin issues like blemishes, pigmentation, dark circles, wrinkles, suntan, skin clarifying, scar lightening, keloids, acne, etc. One can get the benefits of the turmeric paste application without the mess or the stains.

 

Benefits of Turmeric (Haldi, Haridra, Curcuma longa) Oil

Properties of Turmeric for skincare

  • Medicinal use - with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, deep cleansing and detoxifying properties suited for Vrana, Kushta and Sitapitta (skin infections, bacterial infections, darkening of skin patches, urticaria, hives, skin inflammations, yellow pustular acne, blackheads, white-heads, general excessive oiliness)
  • Reference:
    • The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part I Vol I
    • Saarth Bhavaprakash, Mishra Prakaran

2. COCONUT VIRGIN COLD-PRESSED OIL

Benefits of Coconut (Naliker-Dridhaphala, Cocos nucifera) Oil

  • Medicinal use - with anti-inflammatory properties well-suited to calm the pitta vikruti, which is responsible for rashes, inflammation, itching, premature wrinkling, discoloration of natural pigmentation. Also suited for specific problems like Daha (skin discoloration) and Raktapitta (burning sensation due to extended exposure to heat and sun)
  • Reference:
    • The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part I Vol III
    • Saarth Bhavaprakash, Mishra Prakaran

                 

3. SESAME COLD-PRESSED OIL

Benefits of Sesame (Tila, Sesamum indicum) Oil

 

  • Medicinal use - well-suited to calm the vata vikruti, which is responsible for dryness, dry patches, hard skin, itching. Also suited for specific skin problems like Kushta
  • Reference:
    • The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part I Vol IV
    • Saarth Bhavaprakash

 

4. ALMOND COLD-PRESSED OIL

Benefits of Sweet Almond (Badaam, Prunus amygdalus) Oil 

  • Medicinal use – well-suited to calm the vata vikruti, it helps in nourishing and hydrating dry skin
  • Reference:
    • Saarth Bhavaprakash

 

5. GINGER CO2 EXTRACT

Benefits of Ginger (Sunthi, Zingiber officinale) Oil

  • Medicinal use - with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and carminative properties suited for balancing all the vikrutis like Amavata, Adhmana, Svasa, Pandu (indigestion, abdominal distension, breathing difficulty, weakness)
  • Reference:
    • The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part I Vol I
    • Saarth Bhavaprakash, Mishra Prakaran

 

6. NEEM KERNEL CO2 EXTRACT & COLD-PRESSED OIL

Benefits of Neem (Nimba, Azadirachta indica) Oil

Medicinal use - with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying properties suited for Vrana, Kushta, Sotha and Visavikara (skin infections, bacterial infections, urticaria, hives, skin inflammations, yellow pustular acne, blackheads, white-heads)

Reference:

  • The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part I Vol V
  • Saarth Bhavaprakash, Mishra Prakaran

 

6. CASTOR OIL

Benefits of Castor (Eranda, Ricinus communis) Oil 

Medicinal use - with anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties well-suited to calm the vata vikruti, which is responsible for dryness and skin breaking. Also suited for specific problems like Amavata

Reference:

  • The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part I Vol III
  • Saarth Bhavaprakash, Mishra Prakaran

 

7. Ingredients used in the Nourishing Hair Oil

    • Anti-oxidant-rich Amla and balancing Triphala
      • Prevents premature greying
      • Reduces hair fall 
    • Calming Brahmi
      • Reduces stress and anxiety
      • Reduces hair breakage and fall 
    • Nourishing Curry leaf and Onion Seeds
      • Strengthening from hair follicles to tip
      • Promotes healthy hair
    • Rejuvenating Bhringaraj and Hibiscus
      • Aids hair growth
      • Prevents premature greying 
    • Purifying and anti-fungal Turmeric, Rosemary and Neem 
      • Reduces scalp itchiness and dandruff
      • Soothes inflamed scalp
    • Deep-penetrating and circulation-boosting Sesame
      • Stimulates and improves blood circulation
      • Repairs dry, damaged, stressed and brittle hair
    • Cooling Coconut
      • Detangles and conditions
      • Makes frizzy hair manageable
    • Detoxifying Methi
      • Dandruff control
      • Hair fall reduction

 

7. Ingredients used in the Enriching Exfoliator Face & Body Scrub, Ubtan Powder

Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Arjun Tvak (Terminalia arjuna), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Ambehalad (Curcuma aromatica), Chandan (Santalum album), Sugandhi Kachora (Curcuma zeodaria), Mushta (Cyperus rotundus), Ushira (Vetiveria zizanioides), Masoor (Lens culinaris)

  • Sandalwood (Chandan, Santalum album)
    • Cooling
    • Soothing
  • Curcuma amada (Ambehalad, Mango Ginger)
    • Skin-clarifying
    • Glowing skin
  • Vacha (Acorus, calamus)
    • Glowing skin
    • Skin-clarifying
  • Yashtimadhu
    • Age-defying
  • Manjishtha
    • Balancing
    • Acne-preventing
  • Arjun Twak
  • Sugandhi Kachora
    • Refreshing
  • Mushta
  • Vetiver
    • Cooling
  • Masoor Dal
    • Smoothing
  1. Nut oils and butters – These oils are extracted from nuts such as almonds, walnuts, peanut, apricot kernel. These may be cold-pressed, hot-pressed or solvent extracted, and used for eating, cooking and for skin application. The unrefined or cold-pressed versions have many beneficial active ingredients in them like vitamin A, D, E etc. Butters are oils which typically solid at room temperature
  2. Seed oils and butters – These oils are extracted from the seeds of plants, such as sesame, mustard, castor, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, canola and flax. These may be cold-pressed, hot-pressed or solvent extracted, and used for eating, cooking for skin application. The unrefined or cold-pressed versions have many beneficial active ingredients in them like vitamin A, D, E etc. Butters are oils which typically solid at room temperature
  3. Vegetable Oils – These are oils that are extracted from plant sources, especially the fruit such as olives, soyabean and corn. These may be cold-pressed, hot-pressed, are most commonly solvent extracted, and used for eating, cooking or skin application. The unrefined or cold-pressed versions have many beneficial active ingredients in them like vitamin A, D, E etc.
  4. Essential Oils – These are highly concentrated oils that are extracted from plants, usually from the leaves, petals, stems, roots. They are highly volatile and contain many active ingredients and hence are used for aromatherapy, perfumes and natural remedies
  5. Butter oil and clarified butter (ghee) – This is extracted from milk cream or dairy butter, and can be used for eating, cooking or skin application.
  6. Animal & Fish oils – These oils are extracted from animal sources like lard, milk fat, tallow (beef fat), lanolin (from sheep) and fish skin or liver. Fish oils are often used for dietary supplements for heart health because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  7. Mineral oils – Derived from petroleum, these oils are used for industrial application and also in skincare products
  8. Synthetic oils – These are artificially produced, usually for use in industrial application, such as lubricants and solvents.

These are just a few examples of the many different types of oils that exist, extracted from different sources, prepared in different ways and with many different uses. The properties and uses of each oil can vary widely depending on the source and method of extraction.

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