Difference between Herbal, Ayurvedic, Natural and Organic Products

Post on 2021-10-09

Consumers are increasingly preferring herbal, ayurvedic, natural, and organic products for their personal care and needs. All these natural, herbal, organic, or ayurvedic products are derived from plants.  But they are not the same. How to define and differentiate between herbal, ayurvedic, natural, and organic products is explained here.

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All these natural, herbal, organic, or ayurvedic products are derived from plants but they are different.

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Are you sure your supplement does not have toxic metals?

How do you know that your supplement is 100% Herbal?

Most of our health care products are labeled as herbal, natural herbal, organic, or Ayurveda, most of them look alike and are also used as traditional medicine.

But they all differ from each other and are also governed by different regulations and frameworks.

Herbal Products

Herbal or botanical products are made from plants, leaves, flower concentrates, and extracts. Herbal Products are used for home remedies in general.

If you are using a product that has been labeled 100% Herbal - it means that

  • the product is prepared from plants or plant extracts.
  • it is free from chemicals, though pesticides may be used for plant growth.
  • it is benefital to improve overall health and also use for therapeutic purpose.
  • generally safe if use with recommended doses, but in some cases it may be hermfull with other medication.

Herbal refers to products that are prepared from plants for their medicinal value. These plants can be grown naturally, using either chemical or organic means.

International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) is a global network of regulatory authorities responsible for the regulation of herbal medicines, established in 2006.

Most herbal products are used for improving health, to healing the wound quickly.

Ayurvedic Products

Ayurveda: Ayurveda, a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. Ayurvedic medicine practice is based on three main dosha types — Vata, Kapha, and pitta which vary individual body type and personality.

Practices of Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani are recognized under ‘The Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970’ (IMCC Act 1970)

Some people use ayurvedic practices to maintain health, reduce stress, and improve flexibility, strength, and stamina.

Difference between herbal and Ayurvedic products

Natural Products

Natural: Natural products are those products that are made from plants and minerals. Natural products are not made in a laboratory.

Natural products refer to products that are natural in nature and do not contain any synthetic ingredients. If they do contain synthetic ingredients of any kind, then they are only in small quantities.

The word “natural” is also often used to describe some herbal/organic products, as

Natural products are free of artificial color, fragrance, or any other preservatives.

Organic Products

Organic: it means free from any fertilizers and pesticides. Organic products are made with natural ingredients and they are supervised by a certified body.

Organic products, on the other hand, mean products or medicines that are prepared and handled using organic means. They can have ingredients that have animal sources also. In organic production, processing, and preservation processes. No chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or preservatives are used for making these organic products or their ingredients.

Similarities Between Herbal, Ayurvedic, Natural and Organic Products

  1. These all natural, herbal, organic or Ayurvedic products are derived from plants and plant extracts.
  2. These products are also used in traditional medicine for their health benefits.
  3. Promoted as having little or no side effect.
  4. They are regulated by different organizations in different countries, and are not regulated globally.
  5. Easily available as an over-the-counter product in e-commerce or drug stores.

Difference between Herbal, Ayurvedic, Natural and Organic Products

Herbal Products

Ayurvedic Products

Herbal products are made from plants roots, leaves, etc. they are free of chemicals. Ayurveda products may not completely natural, and sometimes may use toxic levels of metals as well.
No global or local standards are available to ensure purity. Global and local; standards are available in India to ensure purity.

Natural Products

Organic Products

Natural products are made by the plant, but they grow with fertilizers and there is no supervision over them. Organic products are made with natural ingredients, but they are free from fertilizers, and they are supervised by a certified body.
Global and local standards are available to ensure purity but not everywhere. Many Global and local standards are available to ensure purity.

Which out of the four is better for health & well-being?

Each body type is unique and different people may have different reactions to the same product. You should use the products wisely and make sure you have a deep knowledge of which product you are looking to use.

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Last update: 2022-06-17 22:02:38