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Publication numberUS20040219235 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/855,659
Publication dateNov 4, 2004
Filing dateMay 27, 2004
Priority dateAug 31, 2001
Also published asUS6881425, US20030129258
Publication number10855659, 855659, US 2004/0219235 A1, US 2004/219235 A1, US 20040219235 A1, US 20040219235A1, US 2004219235 A1, US 2004219235A1, US-A1-20040219235, US-A1-2004219235, US2004/0219235A1, US2004/219235A1, US20040219235 A1, US20040219235A1, US2004219235 A1, US2004219235A1
InventorsPalpu Pushpangadan, Dhan Prakash
Original AssigneePalpu Pushpangadan, Dhan Prakash
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Microwave oven roasted seed powder mixture from selected genera of Glycine, Phaseolus, Cicer, Psophocarpus, Mucuna, Triticum, Hordeum, Amaranthus, Chenopodium and Fagopyrum fortified with natural herbs, medicinal plants; nutraceutical formulation
US 20040219235 A1
Abstract
The present invention relates to a herbal health protective, promotive neutraceutical formulation for women, human expectant mothers and lactating mothers, and also relates to a process for the preparation of custom made herbal health protective, promotive nutraceutical formulations as food supplements to ameliorate the general health of females with optimum nutrients, said process comprises the base product of microwave oven roasted seed powders mixture from selected genera of Glycine, Phaseolus, Cicer, Psophocarpus, Mucuna, Triticum, Hordeum, Amaranthus, Chenopodium and Fagopyrum, fortified with the natural herbs/medicinal plants extract from the genera Centella, Withania, Pueraria, Asparagus, Chlorophytum, Boerhaavia, Sida, Saraca and also some other ingredients like pale sugar powder, jaggery, milk powder, coca powder, Elettaria cardamomum (Elaichi) powder, Piper longum (Pippali) fruit powder, Myristica fragrans (Jaiphal) fruit powder were also added to get the final nutraceuticals; the nutraceuticals are with optimum natural nutrients, non toxic, natural herbal plant products, easy to digest, have protective, preventive and health promotive properties for the good health and vigour of the females, pregnant and lactating mothers so as to ensure the optimal growth and development of the child both at prenatal and post natal stages.
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1. A herbal health promotive formulation for women, human expectant mothers, said formulation comprising:
a mixture of seed powder consisting of legumes, cereals and pseudocereals ranging from 44 to 52%,
herbs/medicinal plants extract ranging from 5 to 13%,
sugar/jaggery ranging form 20 to 35%,
milk powder ranging from 0 to 20%,
Piper longum fruit powder ranging from 0.5 to 5.0%,
Myristica fragrans fruit powder ranging from 0 to 5.0%,
Elettaria cardamomum seed powder ranging from 0 to 4.0%, and
coca powder ranging from 0 to 10%.
2. A composition as claimed in claim 1 wherein the amount of legumes present in the overall seed powder mixture is in the range between 23-31% by weight.
3. A composition as claimed in claim 1 wherein the amounts of cereals present in the overall seed powder mixture is in the range between 7-13% by weight.
4. A composition as claimed in claim 1 wherein the amounts of psuedocereals present in the overall seed powder mixture is in the range between 10-13% by weight.
5. A composition as claimed in claim 1 wherein the composition is suitable for use in the form of powder, granules, biscuits, tablets, ingots, syrups or capsules for women/human expectant mothers.
6. A process for the preparation of
herbal a herbal health promotive a nutraceutical composition-useful as a food supplement to ameliorate the general health of women/human expectant mothers, said process comprising:
a. selecting one or more seeds/seed products from the group consisting of legumes, cereals and pseudocerels wherein, the legumes consisting of plants of the genera Glycine, Cicer, Phaseolus, Psophocarpus, Mucuna, P. vulgaris, and P. radiatus, the cereals consisting plants of the genera Triticum and Hordeum, and, the pseudocereals consisting plants of the genera Amaranthus Chenopodium and Fagopyrum,
b. roasting the seeds/seed products for 2 to 15 minutes under microwave conditions having frequency 1500-2500 Mhz,
c. powdering the roasted seeds to a mesh size of 50-400 and mixing the same to obtain a base product,
d. obtaining extract of herbs/medicinal plants from one or more plants of genera Centella, Withania, Pueraria, Asparagus, Chlorophytum, Boerhaavia, Sida and Saraca, and drying the extract to obtain a residue,
e. mixing the plants extract residue with the base product obtained from step (c) and optionally adding one or more additives selected from sugar, jaggery, milk powder, Piper longum, Myristica fragrants, Elettaria cardamomun and coca powder.
7. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the seeds/seed products are selected from dried seeds, roasted seeds and powdered seeds.
8. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the roasted seeds are powdered separately to pass through sieves having mesh size ranging from 50 to 400.
9. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the roasted seed powders comprising legumes, cereals and pseudocereals are mixed in various proportions ranging between 80-90%.
10. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the total amount of herbs/medicinal plants used ranges between 10-20% by weight of the formulation.
11. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the legumes used are essentially selected from the group consisting of Glycine max, Cicer arietinum, Phaseolus mungo, Phaseolus vulgaris and Phaseolus radiatus.
12. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the legumes are selected from the group consisting of Glycine max, Cicer arietinum, Phaseolus mungo, Phaseolus vulgaris and Phaseolus radiatus.
13. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the cereals used are selected from Triticum aestivum, Hordeum vulgar and mixtures thereof.
14. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the pseudocereals are selected from Amaranthus hypochondriacus, Fagopyrun esculantus, Chenopodium quinoa and mixtures thereof.
15. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the total amount of legumes used is in the range from 55-60% by weight.
16. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein, the total amount of cereals used is in the range from 15-15% by weight.
17. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the total amount of pseudocereal used is in the range from 20-30% by weight.
18. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the amount of roasted seed powder used is in the range between 44 to 52% by weight.
19. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the roasted seed powder comprising legumes in the range 23-31% by weight, cereals in the range 6-13% by weight and pseudocereals in the range 9-13% by weight.
20. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the plant parts used are selected from roots, fruits, bark and whole plant or herbs/medicinal plants which range up to 20% by weight for use in the nutraceutical products.
21. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the herbs/medicinal plant parts are cut into small pieces ranging from 2 to 10 cm, dried under shade at a temperature ranging from 25 to 45° C. and crushed to coarse powder having size ranging from 10 to 20 mesh before extraction.
22. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the crushed and powdered herbs/medicinal plants are mixed up to 50% of the total mixture.
23. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the powdered herbs/medicinal plants mixture is extracted with aqueous alcohol in the range of 10 to 90% v/v thrice for 12 to 48 hours, at a temperature ranging between 25 to 45° C.
24. A process as claimed in claim 23 wherein the alcohol used is selected from methanol, ethanol, propanol and butanol.
25. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the said solvent from the combined extracts is removed under reduced pressure ranging from 20 to 100 PSI at a temperature ranging from 35 to 65° C. to obtain viscous residue which is called as plants extract.
26. A process as claimed in claim 25 wherein the suspension of plants extract is mixed with roasted seed powder mixture in the ratio ranging up to 20%.
27. A process as claimed in claim 26 wherein the suspension of plants extract is mixed with roasted seed powder mixture in the ratio ranging up to 20%.
28. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the mixture of plants extract and roasted seed powders are mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for a period ranging from 5 to 50 minutes.
29. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the mixture is dried for a period ranging from 12 to 48 hours at a temperature ranging between 30 to 50° C.
30. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein, the dried plants extract and seed powders mixture are again mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for a period ranging from 5 to 50 minutes and obtaining the powder which is used to prepare the nutraceutical composition.
31. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the amount of optional additives used namely sugar/jaggery or mixture thereof, milk powder, Piper longum, Myristica fragrants, Elettaria cardamomun and coca powder are in the ranges between 23-50% by weight, 0-30% by weight, 0.5-5% by weight, 0-8% by weight and 1-15% by weight respectively.
32. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the dried, powdered mixture of plants extract, roasted seed powders, sugar/jaggery, milk powder, coca powder, Elettaria cardamomum powder, Piper longum fruit powder and Myristica fragrans (Jaiphal) fruit powder mixture is mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for a period of ranging from 5 to 50 minutes to produce the nutraceutical composition.
33. A process as claimed in claim 6 wherein the nutraceutical composition is suitable for use in the form of powder, granules, biscuits, tablets or capsules for women/human expectant mothers.
34. A process as claimed in claim 32 wherein the nutraceutical composition is suitable for use in the form of powder, granules, biscuits, tablets or capsules for women/human expectant mothers.
Description
CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] This application is a divisional application of U.S. application Ser. No. 09/944,261 filed Aug. 31, 2001.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0002] The present invention relates to an herbal health protective and promotive nutraceutical formulations for females/expectant mothers.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0003] Nutraceuticals, are foods or bioactive ingredients in foods that protect or promote health whether delivered in raw agricultural commodities, processed foods, dietary supplements, extracts, beverages or other products and occurs at the intersection of food and pharmaceutical industries. The development of next generation nutraceutical “super foods” or products consisting value-addition in the traditional natural diets. Their ingredients have tremendous impact on the health care system and may provide medical health benefits including the prevention and or treatment of diseases. Nutraceuticals have potential to be used as food supplement, preventive medicine and the growing evidence points in the direction that certain foods fight and or prevent against diseases.

[0004] The food may be nutraceutical i.e. a food or parts of food that provide medical health benefits including the prevention and or treatment of diseases. Functional foods provide specific benefits, and medical foods developed for use under medical supervision to treat or manage particular disease or nutritional deficiency stage. Nutraceutical and functional-foods are a hybrid of both the traditionally defined food and drug arenas. The word Nutraceuticals combines ‘nutrition’ and ‘pharmaceuticals’ to mean that food can be used as preventive drugs or food supplements. The entire concept is based on the disease preventing phytonutrients present in foodstuffs of the diet in combating diseases. The major phytonutrients identified to have nutraceutical properties include terpenes, phytosterols, phenols and theols. Carotenoids found in green leafy vegetables like amaranth, Chenopodium (goose foot), mustard, ‘Methi’, spinach and cabbage etc are precursor of vitamin A. They have preventive action against many eye diseases, cancer and also acts as antioxidant. Limonoids also acts as antioxidants by protecting lung tissues from oxygen free radicals. Antioxidants have been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases and several types of cancer. They are known to act to defuse the volatile toxic molecules of free oxygen radicals, a by-product of cell metabolism. These are also produced in the body on exposure to sunlight, X-rays, ozone, tobacco smoke, auto-exhaust and other environmental pollutants. Carotenoids, tocopherols, ascorbates and polyphenols are strong natural antioxidants generally found in plants and foods. They enhance the body's detoxification activity and protect against certain type of cancers by eliminating ill health causing chemical from the body to prevent degenerative diseases. Phytosterols competes with dietary cholesterol for uptake in intestine thereby blocking cholesterol absorption into the body and can also prevent the development of tumor in breast and prostate glands. Phenols a large group of phytonutrients, with sub classes in flavonoids, biflavonoids, anthocyanines and isoflavonoids have profound importance in preventive medicine. Berries, grapes and eggplants are rich in phenolics and have protective action against oxidative damage of tissues and inflammation. It has been proved that phytochemicals can enhance the efficacy of vitamin C, can also act against allergies, ulcers, tumors, platelet aggregation, controlling hypertension and can reduce the risk of estrogen induced cancer. Anthocyanidines or flavonals have significant role in collagen protein synthesis and are important in sports medicine. Beans and other legumes are rich natural sources of protein with the necessary nutrients needed for a healthy body and many of them contain specific immune-boosting potential.

[0005] Theols are major sulfur containing phytonutrients and the nutraceutical foods rich in theols include garlic, onion, mustard, cabbage, turnip and chives. They are potent antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic agents and gives cardio vascular protection. Cruciferous vegetables are rich source of glucosinolates, which activate liver detoxification enzymes and can reduce tumor. They can also block the activity of toxins produced by bacteria and viruses thereby building immunity against diseases. Indoles found in citrus and gooseberries are effective against carcinogenic chemicals in the intestine. The herbs like alfalfa, Ginko biloba, Ginseng, St John's wort etc are considered to be good for brain development. Asparagus acts as immunomodulator, builds healthy capillary, RBC, stimulate kidney and protects liver.

[0006] Malnutrition is a major problem in the developing and third world countries resulting several diseases and low IQ in children. A child's capacity to learn is directly related to food intake and good nutrition (Child Nutrition Advisory Council, USA). The development of brain mainly depends on the health of pregnant and lactating mother finally on the quality of mother's diet. Similarly, the food also plays significant role in the general health of infants, growing children, diabetics, heart, nerves and aged. The right foods do have the power to heal, keeping good health of body functions, ageing, rejuvenating, immuno-modulating and prevention against diseases, just as the wrong foods can cause sickness, rapid ageing and premature death. The environmental and dietary factors i.e. poor nutrition habits are one of the co-factors for different diseases. To combat malnutrition and growing demand of nutraceuticals need tailoring practices through value addition to optimize the concentration and bioavailability of the desired food components.

[0007] Prior Art References

[0008] Reference is made to a book by Balch P A & Balch J F (Rx Prescription for Dietary Wellness, 1993, USA) wherein important isoflavones, genestin and diazin found in soybean (Glycine max) have properties against tumor growth, protease inhibitors found in legumes, can block natural carcinogens from forming tumors. Whole grains, germinated seeds, legumes and herbs are basically powerful foods. Reference is made to books by Guha Bakshi D N, Sensarma P & Pal D C (A Lexicon of Medicinal Plants in India, Naya Prokash, 1999, Calcutta, India); Chopra R N, Nayar S L, & Chopra I C (Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants, NISCOM, CSIR, New Delhi, India 1999); Anonymous (Wealth of India, Raw Materials, CSIR, New Delhi, India) and a chapter Seed Proteins by Prakash D (Current Concepts in Seed Biology K G Mukerji et al. eds 1993); published research articles by Misra P S, Prakash D, Pandey R M & Pal M, Fitoterapia 56: 318-320, 1985; Prakash D, Narayan P & Misra P S, Plant Foods Hum. Nutr. 36: 341-344, 1987; Prakash D, Misra P N & Misra P S, J. Sci. Food Agric. 57: 623-626, 1991; Prakash D & Pal M, J. Sci. Food Agric. 58: 145-147, 1992; Prakash D, Nath P & Pal M, J. Sci. Food Agric. 62: 203-205, 1993; Prakash D, Joshi B D & Pal M, Int. J. Food Sci. Nutr. 46: 47-51, 1995; Prakash D & Pal M, Int. J. Food Sci. Nutr. 49: 271-275, 1998; Prakash D & Pal M, Int. J. Food Sci. Nutr. 49: 285-288, 1998; Prakash D, Niranjan A & Tewari S K Int. J. Food Sci. Nutr. 52: 79-82, 2001) wherein the significant nutritional composition and pharmaceutical uses of soybean (Glycine max), kidney-bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), chick-pea (Cicer arietinum), black-gram/‘Urd’ (Phaseolus mungo), green-gram/‘Mung’ (Phaseolus radiatus), winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus), ‘Kewanch’ (Mucuna pruriens), wheat (Triticum aestivum) barley (Hordeum vulgare), amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus), goose foot/quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) and buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculantus) have been described. These seeds are being used as edible foods in the form of different kind of preparations without fortification with herbs/medicinal plants. Reference is made to books by Guha Bakshi D N, Sensarma P & Pal D C (A Lexicon of Medicinal Plants in India, Naya Prokash, 1999, Calcutta, India); Chopra R N, Nayar S L, & Chopra I C (Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants, NISCOM, CSIR, New Delhi, India 1999); Kapoor L D (Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants, CRC Press, Florida, 1990); Sharma P V (Dravyaguna Vijnana, Vol II, 1992, Chaukhambha Bharati Academy, Varanasi); Balch P A & Balch J F (Rx Prescription for Dietary Wellness, 1993, USA) and Anonymous (Wealth of India, Raw Materials, CSIR, New Delhi, India) wherein the traditional and modern medicinal uses of the herbs/medicinal plants like Centella asiatica, for brain development; Asparagus racemosus and Chlorophytum tuberosum as immuno-modulator, potent diuretic, galactogogue, aphrodisiac, protects against cancer, builds healthy capillary, RBC, stimulate kidney and liver; Withania somnifera as tonic, alterative, astringent, aphrodisiac; Boerhaavia diffusa, diuretic, hepatoprotective; Saraca indica, diuretic, gynecological disorders; Sida cordifolia, gonorrhea, antifetique; Pueraria tuberosa, diuretic, cardiotonic; Piper longum, cardiac stimulant, rejuvenator, bioavailability enhancer; Elettaria cardamomum, stimulant, stomachic, carminative, diuretic and Myristica fragrans as stimulant have been mentioned. These herbs/medicinal plants are being used for the preparation of different kind of medicines alone or in different combinations.

[0009] However, a number of patents have been granted on nutraceuticals, which comprises either a single or a mixture of several phytonutrients in concentrated form. In some cases, the products were fortified with synthetic ingredients also.

[0010] Reference is made to patents (Patent No. AU2557899; WO9935917) wherein methods of infusing phytochemicals, nutraceuticals and other compositions into food products e.g. juices, fruits, vegetables and meats, etc through osmotic dehydration are described. The methods are tedious including the use of some chemicals during the preparation. Reference is made to patents (Patent No. AU4777100; WO0064282) wherein nutraceuticals and ingredients for functional foods are prepared by co-spray drying using fructans, fructooligosaccharides instead of maltodextrins as a drying agent and ingredients such as flavonoids, anthocyanins, resveratrol. The main emphasis has been limited to phenolic phytochemicals and products are in the form of a gel or cream, showing fat like texture which can only be used as spreader. Reference is made to patents (Patent No. AU4038800; WO0057726) wherein nutraceuticals comprising a blend of N-[N-(3,3-dimethylbutyl)-L-alpha-aspartyl]-L-phenylalanine 1-methyl ester (neotame) with another sweetener has been mentioned. The compounds used are synthetic and have limited importance only as sweetener or flavor modifier in nutraceuticals. Neotame is a synthetic variation of aspartame and poses potential major health problems like incidents of grand mal seizures, brain tumors and environmental hazards. Reference is made to patents (U.S. Pat. No. 6,087,353; AU3696599; WO9959421) wherein esterified and subsequently hydrogenated phytosterol composition for use alone or for incorporation into foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals have been described. The isolated phytosterols from plants have been modified by chemical process of esterification for the physical characteristics. Reference is made to patent (U.S. Pat. No. 6,099,867) wherein a nutraceutical composition comprising water insoluble or water soluble antler powder or a combination and method of producing the same has been described. The products are non-ecofriendly of animal origin with limited nutraceutical importance. The nutracuticals with branded name as Dieter's Formula, Digestive Formula, Mega Man, Stress formula, vegetative Laxative, Memory helper with Ginko biloba, Revitalizer with Ginseng, Dieter's helper etc are available in international market (Internet). Like-wise in Indian market commercial products like Complan, Boost, Horlics, Bounrvita, Cerelac, Protinex, Body Pro, Mega Mass, Muscle Builder, 90 Plus Protein and Soyatein etc are available. Besides the natural ingredients majority of the products also contain some synthetic amino acids, vitamins and other ingredients. Most of them are without any natural herbs/medicinal plants and recommended as food supplement for nutrition. While, the present invention provides a process for the preparation of nutraceuticals with specific combination of edible legumes, cereals, pseudocereals for natural nutrients and herbs/medicinal plants with significant medicinal values to provide optimum balanced nutrition and general health protective, preventive and promotive benefits. To the best of our knowledge any process for nutraceutical preparation does not exist comprising a combination of legumes, cereals, pseudocereals fortified with herbs/medicinal plants used in the present investigation.

[0011] A literature survey and internet screening revealed that nutraceuticals comprising a proper combination of natural edible seeds, herbs and medicinal plants has not yet been prepared to provide adequate nutrition and health protective benefits.

OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION

[0012] The main object of the present invention relates to the custom made tailored nutraceutical functional food composition(s), in a proper combination of natural edible seeds, herbs/medicinal plants to provide optimum nutrition, health protective, preventive and promotive benefits for general health care of the females, pregnant and lactating mothers and to ward off malnutrition.

[0013] Another object of the present invention is to provide an herbal health protective nutraceutical formulation, which obviates the drawbacks as detailed above.

[0014] Another object of the present invention is to formulate a combination of edible legumes, cereals, pseudocereals with promising potential for the development of base material to provide essential natural nutrients.

[0015] Still another object of the present invention is to develop health protective and preventive nutraceutical formulation as food supplements with specific functional attributes by fortifying nutritional base material with herbs/medicinal plants.

[0016] Yet another object of the present invention is to provide nutraceutical formulation for optimum nutrition, general health promotive and well being of the females to ameliorate the general health at prenatal and post natal stages and to ward off malnutrition.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0017] The present invention relates to the custom made tailored nutraceutical functional food composition(s), in a proper combination of natural edible seeds, herbs/medicinal plants to provide optimum nutrition, health protective, preventive and promotive benefits for general health care of the women, pregnant and lactating mothers and to ward off malnutrition.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0018] Accordingly, the present invention provides a herbal health protective, promotive neutraceutical formulation for women/expectant human mothers, said formulation comprising seeds/seed products selected from the group consisting of legumes, cereals and pseudocereals ranging from 80-90% and an extract ranging between 10-20%.

[0019] Also, the present invention provides a composition used as a herbal health protective, promotive neutraceutical formulation for females/expectant mothers, said composition comprising the said formulation consisting of seed powder mixture herbs/medicinal plant extract, and the composition further comprising sugar/jaggery, milk powder, Piper longum fruits, Myristica fragrans fruit powder, Elettaria cardamomum seed powder and coca powder.

[0020] The present invention also provide a process for the preparation of custom made herbal health protective, promotive nutraceutical formulations which may be used as food supplements to ameliorate the general health of females with optimum nutrients so as to ensure the optimal growth and development of the child both at prenatal and post natal stages.

[0021] The process comprises the seeds, from selected genera of Glycine, Phaseolus, Cicer, Psophocarpus, Mucuna, Triticum, Hordeum, Amaranthus, Chenopodium and Fagopyrum, may be roasted by keeping in microwave oven (BPL-Sanyo, model BMO 800 TS, frequency 2450 Mhz) ranging from 2 to 15 minutes separately, the microwave roasted seeds, 12 in number, may be powdered separately to pass through a sieve ranging from 50 to 400-mesh, the seed powders may be mixed ranging from 0 to 75% to get the base products, in a mixer grinder ranging from 5 to 55 minutes and may be called as base product, the roots, fruits, bark, whole plant of natural authentic herbs/medicinal plants from the genera of Centella, Withania, Pueraria, Asparagus, Chlorophytum, Boerhaavia, Sida, Saraca, Piper, Elettaria and Myristica may be collected from different natural sources in India and may be cut into small pieces 2-10 cm, dried under shade ranging from 25 to 45° C., crushed and powdered ranging from 10 to 20-mesh separately, the powdered roots, fruits, bark, whole plant of natural authentic herbs/medicinal plants may be mixed ranging from 0 to 50% and may be extracted with aqueous alcohol mixture ranging from 10 to 90% v/v thrice for a period ranging from 12 to 48 hours, the alcohol may be selected from a group of methanol, ethanol, propanol and butanol, at temperature ranging from 25 to 45° C., the solvent from combined extractives may be removed under reduced pressure ranging from 20 to 100 psi at a temperature ranging from 35 to 650° C. and the viscous residue thus obtained may be called as the plants extract, the residue may be suspended in water in the ratio ranging from 20 to 70% and mixed with mixer grinder for a period ranging from 10 to 50 minutes, the suspension of plants extract may be mixed with the mixture of roasted seed powders ranging in the ratio from 0.4 to 20% and mixed thoroughly for a period of ranging from 10 to 50 minutes, the plants extract and seed powders mixture may be dried for a period ranging from 12 to 48 hours at a temperature ranging from 30 to 50° C., the dried plants extract and seed powders mixture may be again mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for a period of ranging from 5 to 50 minutes, to get the final nutraceutical products in the mixture of base product and plants extract, some additional ingredients like pale sugar powder in the ratio ranging from 0 to 50%, jaggery in the ratio ranging from 0 to 50%, milk powder in the ratio ranging from 0 to 30%, coca powder in the ratio ranging from 0 to 15%, Elettaria cardamomum (Elaichi) powder in the ratio ranging from 0 to 8%, Piper longum (Pippali) fruit powder ranging from 0-5%, Myristica fragrans (Jaiphal) fruit powder ranging from 0-5%, may also be added, the total mixture thus obtained may be mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for a period of ranging from 5 to 50 minutes to get the nutraceuticals. The end product may be used in the form of powder, granules, biscuits, tablet or capsule etc.

[0022] It was observed that the seeds from the genera of Glycine, Phaseolus and Cicer are essential, Triticum, Hordium and Amaranthus additional, Psophocarpus, Mucuna, Fagopyrum and Chenopodium are optional components of the base material. Among the herbs/medicinal plants from the genera of Centella, Chlorophytum, Boerhaavia and Sida are essential, Withania, Pueraria, Asparagus, Saraca additional, Piper, Elettaria and Myristica are optional components of the value addition plant material. The combination of the present nutraceuticals is not a mere admixture of the ingredients used resulting in aggregation of their properties but a mixture having synergistically enhanced properties useful as food supplement for health protective, preventive and promotive benefits of the females, pregnant and lactating mothers including pre and post natal stages.

[0023] Embodiments:

[0024] In an embodiment of the provides a herbal health protective, promotive and nutraceutical formulation for women, human expectant mothers, wherein the said formulation comprising seeds/seed products selected from the group consisting of legumes, cereals and pseudocereals ranging from 80-90% by weight; 10-20% by weight of extract obtained from essential herbs/medicinal plants of the genera Centella, Chlorophytum, Boerhaavia and Sida, and optional herbs/medicinal plants selected from the Withania somnifera, Pueraria tuberosa, Asparagus racemosus and Saraca indica.

[0025] In another embodiment of the invention, the seeds/seed products are selected from dried seeds, roasted seeds and powdered seeds.

[0026] In another embodiment of the invention, the legumes used are essentially selected from the group comprising Glycine max, Cicer arietinum, Phaseolus mungo, Phaseolus vulgaris and Phaseolus radiatus, and optionally selected from the group comprising Psophocarpus tetragonolobus and Mucuna pruriens.

[0027] In still another embodiment of the invention relates to the total amount of legumes used in the formulation is ranging from 55-60% by weight.

[0028] Yet another embodiment of the invention, the cereals used are selected from Triticum aestivum, Hordeum vulgare or mixtures thereof.

[0029] Yet another embodiment of the invention, the pseudocereals used are selected from Amaranthus hypochondriacus, Fagopyrum esculantus, Chenopodium quinoa or mixtures thereof.

[0030] Yet another embodiment of the invention, the total amount of cereals used is in the range between 15-25% by weight.

[0031] Yet another embodiment of the invention, the total amount of pseudocereal used is in the range between 20-30% by weight.

[0032] Yet another embodiment of the invention, the said herbs/medicinal plant parts used is selected from roots, fruits, bark and whole plants.

[0033] Yet another embodiment of the invention, the total amount of herbs/medicinal plants used is X, wherein X is ranging between 10-20% by weight of the formulation.

[0034] Yet another embodiment of the invention relates to the amounts of the essential herbs/medicinal plants namely Centella asiatica, Chlorophytum tuberosum, Boerhaavia diffusa and Sida cordifolia are used in the ranges between 10-40% by weight of X, 2-20% by weight of X, 5-30% by weight of X and 10-20% by weight of X respectively.

[0035] Yet another embodiment of the invention, the amounts of the essential herbs/medicinal plants namely Centella asiatica, Chlorophytum tuberosum, Boerhaavia diffusa and Sida cordifolia are used in the ranges between 16-32% by weight of X, 4-16% by weight of X, 5-24% by weight of X and 12-16% by weight of X respectively.

[0036] Yet another embodiment of the invention, the amount of the optional herbs/medicinal plants namely Withania somnifera, Pueraria tuberosa, Asparagus racemosus and Saraca indica are used in the ranges between 0-16% by weight of X, 0-24% by weight of X and 0-16% by weight of X and 0-12% by weight of X respectively.

[0037] Yet another embodiment of the invention, the said herbal formulation optionally contains acceptable amount of further additives selected from Piper, Elettaria and Myristica.

[0038] One more embodiment of the invention relates to a herbal health protective, promotive and nutraceutical composition for females and expectant mothers, wherein the said formulation comprising of seed powder mixture ranging from 44 to 52%, herbs/medicinal plant extract ranging from 5 to 13%, sugar/jaggery ranging form 20 to 35%, milk powder ranging from 0 to 20%, Piper longum fruit powder ranging from 0.5 to 5.0%, Myristica fragrans fruit powder ranging from 0 to 5.0%, Elettaria cardamomum seed powder ranging from 0 to 4.0%, coca powder ranging from 0 to 10%.

[0039] In yet another embodiment of the invention, the seed powder mixture contain legumes in the range between 23-31%, cereals in the range between 6-17% and psuedocereals in the range between 10-13%.

[0040] In yet another embodiment of the invention, the end-product is suitable for use in the form of powder, granules, biscuits, tablets, capsules or any other suitable forms.

[0041] One more embodiment of the invention relates to a process for the preparation of herbal health protective, promotive nutraceutical compositions useful as food supplements to ameliorate the general health of females/expectant mothers with optimum nutrients so as to ensure the optimal growth and development of the child both at pre-natal and post-natal stages, said process comprising

[0042] a. selecting one or more seeds/seed products from the group consisting of legumes, cereals and pseudocerels wherein, the legumes consisting plants of genera Glycine, Cicer, Phaseolus, Psophocarpus, Mucuna, P. vulgaris, and P. radiatus, cereals consisting plants of genera Triticum and Hordeum, and, pseudocereals consisting plants of genera Amaranthus Chenopodium and Fagopyrum,

[0043] b. roasting the seeds/seed products for 2 to 15 minutes under microwave conditions having frequency 1500-2500 Mhz,

[0044] c. powdering the roasted seeds to a mesh size of 50-400 and mixing the same to obtain a base product,

[0045] d. obtaining extract of herbs/medicinal plants from one or more plants of genera Centella, Withania, Pueraria, Asparagus, Chlorophytum, Boerhaavia, Sida and Saraca, and drying the extract to obtain a residue, and

[0046] e. mixing the plants extract residue with the base product obtained from step (c) to get the final nutraceutical products and optionally adding one or more additives selected from sugar, jaggery, milk powder, Piper longum, Myristica fragrants, Elettaria cardamomun and coca powder.

[0047] In another embodiment of the invention, the roasted seed powders are mixed in various proportions ranging up to 80% and the plant parts used are selected from roots, fruits, bark and whole plant of herbs/medicinal plants ranging up to 20% are selected for use in the nutraceutical products.

[0048] In another embodiment of the invention, the herbs/medicinal plants are cut into small pieces ranging from 2 to 10 cm, dried under shade at the temperature ranging from 25 to 45° C. and crushed to coarse powder ranging from 10 to 20 mesh size before extraction and the crushed and powdered herbs/medicinal plants are mixed up to 50% of the total mixture.

[0049] In yet another embodiment of the invention, the powdered herbs/medicinal plants mixture is extracted with aqueous alcohol in the range of 10 to 90% v/v thrice for 12 to 48 hours, at temperature ranging from 25 to 45° C.

[0050] In yet another embodiment of the invention, the alcohol is selected from methanol, ethanol, propanol and butanol.

[0051] In yet another embodiment of the invention, the said solvent from combined extracts is removed under reduced pressure ranging from 20 to 100 PSI at temperature ranging from 35 to 65° C. and the viscous residue thus obtained is called as plants extract, the plants extract is suspended in water in the ratio ranging from 20 to 70% by stirring for 10 to 50 minutes and is mixed with roasted seed powder mixture in the ratio ranging up to 20%.

[0052] In yet another embodiment of the invention, the mixture of plants extract and roasted seed powders are mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for a period of ranging from 5 to 50 minutes and the mixture is dried for a period of ranging from 12 to 48 hours at temperature ranging from 30 to 50° C.

[0053] In yet another embodiment of the invention, the dried plants extract and seed powders mixture is again mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for a period of ranging from 5 to 50 minutes and the powder thus obtained is used to prepare final nutraceuticals.

[0054] In yet another embodiment of the invention, the amount of optional additives used namely sugar/jaggery or mixture thereof, milk powder, Piper longum, Myristica fragrants, Elettaria cardamomun and coca powder are in the ranges between 23-50% by weight, 0-30% by weight, 0.5-5% by weight, 0-5% by weight, 0-8% by weight and 1-15% by weight respectively.

[0055] In yet another embodiment of the invention, the optional additives present are in the ranges between sugar/jaggery 20-35% by weight, milk powder 0-20% by weight, Piper longum 0.5-5% by weight, Myristica fragrants 0-3% by weight, Elettaria cardamomun 0-4% by weight and coca powder 0-10% by weight.

[0056] In yet another embodiment, the dried, powdered, mixture of plants extract, roasted seed powders, sugar/jaggery, milk powder, coca powder, Elettaria cardamomum powder, Piper longum fruit powder and Myristica fragrans (Jaiphal) fruit powder mixture is mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for a period of ranging from 5 to 50 minutes to get the final nutraceuticals.

[0057] In yet another embodiment the nutraceutical formulations, as herein described for the composition, methodology, preparation of base materials and value addition by plants extract to get the end products, may be used as health protective, promotive, food supplements to ameliorate the general health of females with optimum nutrients so as to ensure the optimal growth and development of the child both at prenatal and post natal stages.

[0058] Novelty:

[0059] The novelty of present invention is the specific combination of legumes, cereals, pseudocereals fortified with herbs/medicinal plants and the process for the preparation of nutraceuticals. The nutraceuticals are with optimum nutrition, non toxic, natural herbal plant products, easy to digest, have protective, preventive and health promotive properties for the best health and vigour of the females, pregnant and lactating mothers so as to ensure the optimal growth and development of the child both at prenatal and post natal stages.

[0060] The present invention provides a process for the preparation of custom-made herbal health protective nutraceuticals.

[0061] The present invention provides formulation for the combination of edible legumes, cereals, pseudocereals with promising potential for the development of well balanced nutritional base material.

[0062] The present invention provides value added products with synergistic health promotive, protective and preventive effects of natural herbs/medicinal plants to get specifically designed nutraceuticals for well balanced natural nutrients, to get optimum nutrition for general health protective benefits to the females, pregnant and lactating mothers and to ward off malnutrition.

[0063] The invention is described with reference to the examples, which are provided by way of illustration only, and these examples should not be construed to limit the scope of the present invention.

EXAMPLES Specific Combinations

[0064] To prepare nutraceutical formulation the seeds of Glycine max, Cicer arietinum, Phaseolus mungo, Triticum aestivum, Hordeum vulgare, Amaranthus hypochondriacus and Fagopyrum esculantus were roasted by keeping in microwave oven for 3 minutes separately. The microwave roasted seeds, were powdered separately to pass through a 100-mesh sieve. The seed powders and herbs/medicinal plants extract were mixed as given in example 1.

Example 1

[0065] The microwave roasted seed powders of Glycine max 30 g, Cicer arietinum 15 g, Phaseolus mungo 10 g, Triticum aestivum 10 g, Hordeum vulgare 10 g, Amaranthus hypochondriacus 15 g and Fagopyrum esculantus 10 g were mixed for 20 minutes in a mixer grinder. The roots, fruits, bark, whole plant of natural authentic herbs/medicinal plants collected from different natural sources in India were cut into small pieces of about 3 cm, dried under shade at 25° C., crushed and powdered to 10-mesh. The dried powder of Centella asiatica (Brahmi) whole plant 250 g, Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) roots 50 g, Pueraria tuberosa (Vidhari) roots 50 g, Asparagus racemosus (Satawari) roots 50 g, Chlorophytum tuberosum (Safed musli) roots 50 g, Boerhaavia diffusa (Punarnava) roots 150 g, Sida cordifolia (Bala) roots 100 g and Saraca indica (Ashoka) bark 10 g were extracted with 1.2 lit of aqueous alcohol 40% v/v thrice for 24 hours, at temperature 30° C., the solvent from combined extractives was removed under reduced pressure at 25 psi, at temperature of 50° C. and the viscous residue thus obtained was called as the plants extract. The 10 g of plants extract was suspended in 20 ml water and mixed with mixer grinder for a period of 30 minutes, the suspension of plants extract was mixed with the 90 g mixture of roasted seed powders and mixed thoroughly for a period of 30 minutes. The plants extract and seed powders mixture was dried for 42 hours at 40° C., the dried plants extract and seed powders mixture was again mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for 25 minutes. The powder thus obtained was used to prepare final nutraceuticals. The 53.0 g dried plants extract and seed powders mixture was mixed with 35.0 g pale sugar powder, 10.0 g milk powder, 0.5 g Piper longum (Pippali) fruit powder, 0.5 g Myristica fragrans (Jaiphal) fruit powder and 1.0 g Elettaria cardamomum (Elaichi) powder. The total mixture was mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for 25 minutes to get the final nutraceutical product.

[0066] The combination of the present nutraceuticals is a mixture having synergistic health protective and promotive properties useful as food supplement for females.

[0067] To prepare nutraceutical formulation the seeds of Glycine max, Phaseolus vulgaris, Phaseolus radiatus, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, Triticum aestivum, Amaranthus hypochondriacus and Chenopodium quinoa were roasted by keeping in microwave oven for 7 minutes separately. The microwave roasted seeds, were powdered separately to pass through a 200-mesh sieve. The seed powders and herbs/medicinal plants extract were mixed as given in example 2.

Example 2

[0068] The microwave roasted seed powders of Glycine max 15 g, Phaseolus vulgaris 15 g, Phaseolus radiatus 20 g, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus 5 g, Triticum aestivum 15 g, Amaranthus hypochondriacus 25 g and Chenopodium quinoa 5 g were mixed for 30 minutes in a mixer grinder. The roots, whole plant, bark, fruits of natural authentic herbs/medicinal plants collected from different natural sources in India were cut into small pieces of about 3 cm, dried under shade at 30° C., crushed and powdered to 10-mesh. The dried powder of Centella asiatica (Brahmi) whole plant 200 g, Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) roots 100 g, Pueraria tuberosa (Vidhari) roots 75 g, Chlorophytum tuberosum (Safed musli) roots 25 g, Boerhaavia diffusa (Punarnava) roots 100 g, Sida cordifolia (Bala) roots 75 g and Saraca indica (Ashoka) bark 50 g were mixed and extracted with 1.0 lit aqueous alcohol 60% v/v thrice for 32 hours, at a temperature of 35° C., the solvent from combined extractives was removed under reduced pressure at 40 psi, temperature of 60° C. and the viscous residue thus obtained was called as the plants extract. The 12 g of plants extract was suspended in 30 ml water and mixed with mixer grinder for a period of 30 minutes, the suspension of plants extract was mixed with the 88 g mixture of roasted seed powders and mixed thoroughly for a period of 35 minutes. The plants extract and seed powders mixture was dried for 36 hours at 45° C., the dried plants extract and seed powder mixtures were again mixed throughly in a mixer grinder 35 minutes. The powder thus obtained was used to prepare final nutraceuticals. The 50 g dried plants extract and seed powders mixture was mixed with 20 g jaggery, 20 g milk powder, 3.0 g Piper longum (Pippali) fruit powder and 3.0 g Myristica fragrans (Jaiphal) fruit powder, 4.0 g Elettaria cardamomum (Elaichi) powder and the total mixture was mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for 30 minutes to get the final nutraceuticals.

[0069] The combination of the legumes, cereals, pseudocereals and herbs/medicinal plants in the present investigation is a mixture having synergistic properties useful as food supplement for females, pregnant and lactating mothers for pre and post natal health protective and promotive benefits.

[0070] To prepare nutraceutical formulation the seeds of Glycine max, Phaseolus radiatus, Mucuna pruriens, Hordeum vulgare, Amaranthus hypochondriacus and Fagopyrum esculantus were roasted by keeping in microwave oven for 10 minutes separately. The microwave roasted seeds were powdered separately to pass through a 300-mesh sieve. The seed powders and herbs/medicinal plants were mixed as given in example 3.

Example 3

[0071] The microwave roasted seed powders of Glycine max 40 g, Phaseolus radiatus 10 g, Mucuna pruriens 10 g, Hordeum vulgare 20 g, Amaranthus hypochondriacus 15 g, and Fagopyrum esculantus 5 g were mixed for 25 minutes in a mixer grinder. The roots, fruits, whole plant of natural authentic herbs/medicinal plants collected from different natural sources in India were cut into small pieces of about 6 cm, dried under shade at 40° C., crushed and powdered to 20-mesh. The dried powder of Centella asiatica (Brahmi) whole plant 100 g, Pueraria tuberosa (Vidhari) roots 150 g, Chlorophytum tuberosum (Safed musli) roots 50 g, Boerhaavia diffusa (Punarnava) roots 150 g, Sida cordifolia (Bala) roots 100 g and Asparagus racemosus (Satawari) roots 75 g were mixed and extracted with 1.5 lit aqueous alcohol 70% v/v thrice for 36 hours, at 55° C., the solvent from combined extractives was removed under reduced pressure at 50 psi, temperature of 50° C. and the viscous residue thus obtained was called as the plants extract. The 15 g of plants extract was suspended in 50 ml water and mixed with mixer grinder for a period of 35 minutes, the suspension of plants extract was mixed with the 85 g mixture of roasted seed powders and mixed thoroughly for a period of 40 minutes. The plants extract and seed powders mixture was dried for 28 hours at 50° C., the dried plants extract and seed powders mixture was again mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder 45 minutes. The powder thus obtained was used to prepare final nutraceuticals. The 60 g dried plants extract and seed powders mixture was mixed with 30 g pale sugar powder powder, 6.0 g coca powder and 4.0 g Piper longum (Pippali) fruit powder. The total mixture was mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for 50 minutes to get the final nutraceuticals.

[0072] The combination of the legumes, cereals, pseudocereals and herbs/medicinal plants in the present investigation is a mixture having synergistic properties useful as food supplement for health protective and promotive benefits of the females.

[0073] To prepare nutraceutical formulation the seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris, Cicer arietinum, Phaseolus mungo, Phaseolus radiatus, Hordeum vulgare, Amaranthus hypochondriacus and Fagopyrum esculantus were roasted by keeping in microwave oven for 12 minutes separately. The microwave roasted seeds, were powdered separately to pass through a 400-mesh sieve. The seed powders and herbs/medicinal plants were mixed as given in example 4.

Example 4

[0074] The microwave roasted seed powders of Phaseolus vulgaris 20 g, Cicer arietinum 10 g, Phaseolus mungo 10 g, Phaseolus radiatus 15 g, Hordeum vulgare 25 g, Amaranthus hypochondriacus 10 g and Fagopyrum esculantus 10 g were mixed for 35 minutes in a mixer grinder. The whole plant, roots of natural authentic herbs/medicinal plants collected from different natural sources in India were cut into small pieces of about 7 cm, dried under shade at 40° C., crushed and powdered to 10-mesh. The dried powders of Centella asiatica (Brahmi) whole plant 150 g, Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) roots 80 g, Asparagus racemosus (Satawari) roots 100 g, Chlorophytum tuberosum (Safed Musli) roots 100 g, Pueraria tuberosa (Vidhari) roots 70 g, Boerhaavia diffusa (Punarnava) roots 30 g and Sida cordifolia (Bala) roots 10 g were mixed and extracted with 1.0 lit aqueous alcohol 90% v/v thrice for 36 hours, at a temperature of 40° C., the solvent from combined extractives was removed under reduced pressure at 40 psi, temperature of 55° C. and the viscous residue thus obtained called was the plants extract. The 20 g of plants extract was suspended in 60 ml water and mixed with mixer grinder for a period of 45 minutes, the suspension of plants extract was mixed with the 80 g mixture of roasted seed powders and mixed thoroughly for a period of 45 minutes. The plants extract and seed powders mixture was dried for 48 hours at 50° C., the dried plants extract and seed powders mixture was again mixed thoroughly in a mixer grinder for 35 minutes. The powder thus obtained was used to prepare final nutraceuticals. The 65.0 g dried herbs extract and seed powder mixture was mixed with 20 g jaggery, 5.0 g Piper longum (Pippali) fruit powder and 10.0 g coca powder and the total mixture was mixed thoroughly in a grinder mixture for 40 minutes to get the final nutraceuticals.

[0075] The combination of the present nutraceuticals have synergistic health protective and promotive properties useful as food supplement for females, pregnant and lactating mothers.

TABLE 1
The amount (% composition) of seed powders (legumes, cereals &
pseudocereals) in the base products.
Example Nos
1 2 3 4 Range
Legumes
Glycine max 30 15 40  0
Cicer arietinum 15  0  0 10
Phaseolus mungo 10  0  0 10
P. vulgaris  0 15  0 20
P. radiatus  0 20 10 15
Psophocarpus  0  5  0  0
tetragonolobus
Mucuna pruriens  0  0 10  0
Total Amount of 55% 55% 60% 55% 55-60%
Legumes
Cereals
Triticum aestivum 10 15  0  0
Hordeum vulgare 10  0 20 25
Total amount of 20% 15% 20% 25% 15-25%
cereals
Pseudo Cereals
Amaranthus 15 25 15 10
hypochondriacus
Fagopyrum 10  0  5 10
esculantus
Chenopodium  0  5  0  0
quinoa
Total amount of 25% 30% 20% 20% 20-30%
pseudo
Cereals

[0076]

TABLE 2
The amount (%) of different herbs/medicinal plants in the total used for
extraction with alcohol.
Example Nos
Herbs/Medicinal plants % 1 2 3 4 Range
Essential
Centella asiatica 32 32 16 23 16-32% 
Chlorophytum tuberosum 6 4 8 16 4-16%
Boerhaavia difussa 19 16 24 5 5-24%
Sida cordifolia 12 12 16 16 12-16% 
Optional
Withania somnifera 6 16 0 13 0-16%
Pueraria tuberosa 7 12 24 11 7-24%
Asparagus racemosus 6 0 12 16 0-16%
Saraca indica 12 8 0 0 0-12%

[0077] Additional

[0078] The additional herbs Piper longum 0-5%, Elettaria cardamomum 0-8% and Myristica fragrans 0-5% was added in the end products.

TABLE 3
The percent composition & ratio of the seed powders and
Herbs/Plants extract 10-20 g (10, 12, 15 and 20 g)
of the extract was mixed with 80-90 g of the base
products (90, 88, 85 and 80 g mixture of the seed
powders in examples 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively).
Example Nos
Ingredients % 1 2 3 4
Seed Powders % 90 88 85 80
Plants extract % 10 12 15 20
Ratio (9:1) (7.3:1) (5.6:1) (4:1)

[0079]

TABLE 4
Percentage Composition of ingredients in final/end product
Example Nos. Preferred ranges
Ingredients (%) 1 2 3 4 I II
*Seed powders Mixture % 47.7 44 51 52 44-52 40-60
(Table 1)
Herbs/Medicinal Plants 5.3 6 9 13  5-13  5-20
Extract % (Table 2)
Sugar/jaggery % 35 20 30 20 20-35 20-35
Milk Powder % 10 20 0 0  0-20  0-30
Piper longum % 0.5 3 4 5 0.5-5   0.5-5  
Myristica fragrans % 0.5 3 0 0 0-3 0-5
Elettaria cardamomum % 1 4 0 0 0-4 0-8
Coca powder % 0 0 6 10  0-10  0-15
*Detailed % Composition of Seed powders Mixture %
in the end product
Example No
1 2 3 4 Range %
Legumes % 26.2 24.2 30.6 28.6 23-31
Cereals % 9.5 6.6 10.2 13.0  7-13
Pseudocereals % 12.0 13.2 10.2 10.4 10-13

[0080]

TABLE 5
Record of Clinical Trial & Feed Back from Volunteers after
consuming the Herbal Health Protective and Promotive
Nutraceuticals for Females/Expectant mothers
1. Age group: 20-50 years
2. Profession/Family background: House wife,
  business & service class
3. Taste & Flavor: satisfactory to excellent
After one week, two week, one month
Product One Week Two Week One Month Remark
1 NS NS NS NS (10)*
2 NS NS NS NS (10)
3 NS NS Satisfactory NS (10)
4 Satisfactory Good Good Good (5)
5 Good Good Very Good Good (5)
6** Good Very Good Very Good Very Good (6)
7** Good Very Good Very Good Very Good (7)
8** Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good (8)
9** Very Good Excellent Excellent Excellent (8)

[0081] The word satisfactory, good, very good and excellent stands for the efficacy of the products as reported by volunteers after consuming the product like no side effects, no any kind of digestive problem, improvement in vigour, energetic, on general health conditions as protective, preventive, promotive benefits etc.

[0082] Product 1-9=Base (Seed powders mixture)+Extract of single plant or different combinations of herbs/medicinal plants

[0083] Nutrition Composition of Commercially Available Samples

[0084] 1. Bournvita:

Nutrients per 100 g of
Bournvita % RDA Function
Protein 7 g 40 Helps to build muscle tissues
Vitamin A 950 Mcg 60 Good vision
Vitamin C 70 mg 40 Repair of tissues
Thiamine 2.4 mg 65 Healthy Nervous system
Niacin 33.5 mg 54 Releases energy from food
Pyridoxine 3 mg 35 Helps to build immunity
Vitamin B12 1.5 Mcg 65 Growth & Development
Foli Acid 350 Mcg 70 Helps blood formation
Calcium 155 mg 100 Stronger bones & teeth
Iron 26 mg 20 Prevents anemia
Riboflavin 65 Metabolism of food

[0085] Ingredients:

[0086] Malt extract, Sugar, Coca powder, Milk solids, Liquid glucose, Vitamins, Minerals, Leavening agent (Leavening substance used to make dough ferment), Salt.

[0087] 2. Complan (Chocolate Flavour):

Approximate composition/100 g; Energy value 444K cal
Protein 20%; Fat 16%; Carbohydrate 55%
Choline 65 mg; Sodium 400 mg; Phosphorus 780 mg;
Chloride 500 mg; Vitamin A 1060 IU; Vitamin C 25 mg;
Vitamin D 150 IU; Vitamin E 3 IU; Vitamin K 0.045 mg
Iron 13.5; Niacin 6 IU; Ca- 3.0 mg
mg pantothenate
Folic acid 75 Mcg With Vitamin A, B, C, D & E

[0088] Ingredients:

[0089] Skimmed milk, sugar, vegetable oil, permitted antioxidants, maltodextrin, caramel-beet root juice powder, added flavour, minerals & Vitamins (Heinz India Ltd New Delhi)

[0090] 3. Complan (Natural Flavour): Complete planned food in a drink with 23 vital nutrients.

Approximate composition/100 g; Energy value 444 K cal
Protein 20%; Fat 16%; Carbohydrate 55%
Choline 65 mg; Sodium 400 mg; Phosphorus 780 mg;
Chloride 500 mg; Potassium 920 mg; Iodine 110 mcg;
Vitamin A 1060 IU; Vitamin B1 0.45 mg; Vitamin B2 0.57 mg;
Vitamin B6 0.76 mg; Vitamin B12 0.76 mg; Vitamin C 30 mg;
Vitamin D 150 IU; Vitamin E 3 IU; Vitamin K 0.045 mg
Iron 13.5 mg; Niacin 6 IU; Ca-pantothenate 3.0 mg
Folic acid 75 Mcg; With Vitamin A, B, C, D & E

[0091] Ingredients: Skimmed milk, sugar, vegetable oil, permitted antioxidants, maltodextrin, caramel-beet root juice powder, added flavour, minerals & Vitamins (Heinz India Ltd New Delhi)

[0092] 4. Protinex:

[0093] Protein hydrolysate-16.8%; Sugar-9.3%; Malt Extract-3.2%; Ca-phosphate-400 mg; Choline-bitartrate 150 mg; Vitamin A 1600 IU; Vitamin C 25 mg; Vitamin B1 1.0 mg; Vitamin B2 1.37 mg; Vitamin B6 0.5 mg; Vitamin D3 100 IU; Vitamin E 5 IU; Vitamin K3 0.13 mg; Iron-gluconate 17 mg; Niacinamide 15 mg; Pantothenate 1.0 mg; Folic acid 50 Mcg; Biotin 10 mg

[0094] 5. Cerelac:

Protein 15.5%; Fat 9.0%; Carbohydrate 68.9%;
Na 200 mg; K 470 mg; Ca 470 mg;
Fibre 1.4 g; Ash 2.7%; Moisture 2.5%
419 K cal

[0095] Ingredients: Fatless milk solid, wheat flour, sucrose, edible vegetable oil, vitamins & minerals.

[0096] 6. Horlics:

[0097] Ingredients: Wheat flour, milk, barley malted, malt extract, sugar, vitamins & minerals, cardamom powder.

[0098] 7. Body:

Protein 35%; Fat 2.0%;

[0099] Zinc, Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, niacin, phosphorus, iron, calcium tri-calcium

[0100] Ingredients: Soy protein isolate, malt extract, sugar, milk, malt, vitamins & minerals.

[0101] 8. Soyatein:

[0102] Ingredients: Defatted Soya flour granules

National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow Record of Clinical Trial & Feed Back from Volunteers Nutraceuticals/Health Care Products

[0103] 1. Product(s) Volunteered to take: Herbal Health Promotive Nutraceuticals for Females

[0104] 2. Age group: 20-50 years

[0105] 3. Number of Volunteers: 10 in each case

[0106] 4. Profession/Family background: House wife, business & service class

[0107] 5. Taste & Flavor: Satisfactory to excellent

[0108] 6. Feeling after Consuming the Product (e.g. Refreshing, Energetic, Diuretic etc.):

After one week, two week, one month
Product One Week Two Week One Month Remark
1 NS NS NS NS (10)*
2 NS NS NS NS (10)
3 NS NS Satisfactory NS (10)
4 Satisfactory Good Good Good (5)
5 Good Good Very Good Good (5)
6 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good (6)
7 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good (7)
8 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good (8)
9 Very Good Excellent Excellent Excellent (8)

[0109] Number of women who remarked out of ten;

[0110] Product No

[0111] 1. Base+Centella;

[0112] 2. Base+Centella+Chlorophytum;

[0113] 3. Base+Centella+Boerhaavia+Chlorophytum;

[0114] 4. Base+Centella+Boerhaavia+Chlorophytum+Sida;

[0115] 5. Base+Centella+Boerhaavia+Chlorophytum+Sida+Withania;

[0116] 6. Base+Centella+Boerhaavia+Chlorophytum+Sida+Withania+Pueraria;

[0117] 7. Base+Centella+Boerhaavia+Chlorophytum+Sida+Withania+Pueraria+Asparagus;

[0118] 8. Base+Centella+Boerhaavia+Chlorophytum+Sida+Withania+Pueraria+Asparagus;

[0119] 9. Base+Centella+Boerhaavia+Chlorophytum+Sida+Withania+Pueraria+Asparagus.

[0120] 7. Suggestions:

[0121] Improvement in Solubility or Suspension

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Classifications
U.S. Classification424/734, 424/750, 424/756, 424/757
International ClassificationA61K36/67, A23L1/30, A61K36/00
Cooperative ClassificationA23L1/3002, A61K36/00
European ClassificationA61K36/00, A23L1/30B