Mother Herbs has 10 acres of land in the region of Northern India, which comprises of 2 acres of warehouse space.
We employee more than 150 permanent and 400 temporary skilled and non-skilled labor and a staff of 20-25 professionals who are highly proficient and qualified. Most of the pure herbs (spice herbs, medicinal herbs, cosmetic herbs) in our herbs list are wild crafted from all over India, while few are cultivated by own using advance techniques of farming. We have 1000 metric tones of closed storage space to avoid the products from any kind of unusual atmospheric conditions.
Around 200 metric tone's of open shades in the close proximity of the productive field that assist in timely storing of the product after harvesting. These provide the facility of shade drying of 5000 kilograms of product per day to prevent (or inhibit) microorganisms and hence preserve the food and to reduce the weight and bulk of food for cheaper transport and storage. Shade Drying The drying can be done in the sunlight or in shade. The shade drying takes longer but is supposed to be a very efficient method of drying because it does seem to preserve more of the herb's aroma, nutritional content and freshness that determine the quality of Herbs. They need to be stored away from direct sunlight or heat as these rob the herbs of their potency. When the herb is dried (whether root, leaves, stem or flower) they should be placed into a dry container.
The amount of time that they need to dry will vary according to the plant and the conditions. At Mother Herbs we do shade drying in a manner that there is no infestation or no direct sunlight. This insures that all essential ingredients are retained in the products. In spite of having very large area of storage we are able to maintain necessary hygienic conditions and avoid the infestation of herbs from any harmful microorganisms.
Our basic infrastructure comprises of the following units and machinery.
» Grading Unit - Quality grading of natural produce not only facilitates its marketing but also helps sellers and buyers to choose a particular commodity. We take special measures to ensure that in a given lot the produce is of a uniform quality and specification according to set standards. By this way we ensure that the right price is set for different qualities. It proves to be very beneficial for us at the time of sale.
» Blending Unit - used for size reduction and mixing the plant material until the material is of the finest quality and gets properly mixed. Provides excellent mixing consistency for powders, granules and some slurry. Our blending range is provided with reverse spiral, double ribbon agitator - 6 or 8 ribbons that delivers uniform, high capacity blended product. This ensures the superior quality product in the market.
» Pulverizer – used for maintaining the proper size of the product by breaking up the lumps and eliminating the unusual size of the product. Our pulverized range consists of beaters that are harder and fully mechanized. Pulveriser grinds almost all-herbal products, fruits, herb roots, leaves, bark of tree and is found to be suitable for both wet pulpy and dry crushing
» Siever - It is used for size classification of materials that have been subjected to other means of size reduction. By this way we do the separation of a mixture of various-sized particles, either dry or suspended in a liquid, into two or more portions, by passing through screens of specified mesh sizes. Sieving ensures that the product is of uniform size and removes the unwanted material from the final product.
Machinery for Herbal Extraction
Herbal Extraction Plant – Mother Herbs is having complete range of extraction equipment and machinery versatile for the processing of any kind of Herbal products and natural material by various solvent extracting techniques. The plant can be used for solvent extraction with not only aqueous but also with a polar or any non- - polar solvent. The unit extracts the product with maximum recovery of the active ingredient in the extract The body of the plant is of stainless steal with a capacity ranges from 12'' dia. to 60'' dia. The plant consists of shredding machine, pulp & seed separation machine, press, filters and agitator. We have steel fabricated oil extracting machinery, provided with a crammer shaft that gives extra cramming of the seed, which helps in providing substantially higher yield and better quality. Inorder to maintain the proper temperature during herbal extraction we have shell and tube type heat exchangers having very high capacity .Our reactors consists of stainless steel body provide with internal coil vessel.
» Distillation Column – employed for the distillation and extraction of essential oils from herbs/shrubs/leaves/roots or whole plant by passing the saturated steam based on the principle of difference in the volatility. It assists in the purification of Extract. Our distillation column is of reactor type for high temperature and pressure and with bubble cap trays that helps in avoiding harm caused due to temperature fluctuation.
» Boilers - Boiling is a method ideal for the rapid extraction of low-boiling-point volatile from small amounts of plant material, oleoresin from different herbs, absolute from flowers and active constituents from medicinal plants. Our boiling range is equipped with fully automatic, semi automatic as well as manual mode of operation. Safety features included - flame detection, pressure relief, and flame flash back. Thermal efficiency is of 88% ± 2. Due to larger heating surface & efficient burner with high CO2 content exhaust. We are able to maintain clean combustion, almost free of air pollutants.
Warehousing, Packaging and Transportation
Mother Herbs offers one of the best shipping rates for all major destinations of the world. We have direct tie-ups with major shipping lines and reputed Clearing House agents. Our Customer Care Executive keeps complete tracking of all the shipments at different point of time and provides detail information in case of any query.
Evergreen, Indamax, Maersk are few of the common Shipping services we avail for U.S.A. For European we use major shipping services like Hamburg sud, Hi-Toss, C.G.M-C.M.A, SCI etc.
Mother Herbs is compliant with climate controlled packaging suites where Herbal products are packaged or repackaged under strict quality control. Our location is equipped with state of the art packing technologies.
Keeping the contents clean, fresh, and safe is our primary function. Our packages have features, which add convenience in distribution, handling, display, sale, opening, re closing, use and reuse. We take special measures to protect them from conditions like vibrations, temperature and compression and to avoid any kind of harm occurred during the transportation of products within India and overseas.
Customized Packaging Mother Herbs is specialized for Customized packaging commonly called as Private labeling of Herbal products using flyer's, hang tags, specific carrier bags in various colors, designs and types, ribbons, printed stickers on white gloss, semi gloss, plane papers of specified grams paper, option of foiling, catalog brochures and small retail packing as per the demand and specification of the clients. We can pack particular materials in customized bottles, bags, cartons, master cartons with and without printing as per clients specifications. We have regular arrangements with many reputed printing press', bottle, box, poly, HDPE, drums and cartons makers.
We employ people who are specialized in customized printing and packing. From short runs of hand made boxes to long runs of hand made or machine made boxes, we give you the product according to your specification, using either a wide range of existing papers, or printed papers of your design. Mother Herbs buys packing materials from all over Delhi, NOIDA and Mumbai and does intensive selection of manufacturers to provide the customer with high quality product.
Mother Herbs Packing Range Mother Herbs has the flexibility and expertise to provide packaging services for products of all sizes. We carry an impressive line of packaging to present your products in, based on the specific client requirements.
Cartons of varied shape and sizes. We use cartons of 3 ply, 5 ply, 7ply based upon the quantity and weight of the product to be put in. We use specialized cartons Wrap-type carton, Corrugated boxes. Folding cartons made of specific materials like Corrugated cardboard, Paperboard having printing possibilities of 2 color flexographic, 2 color lithographic laminate, 4 color lithographic laminate, full color or craft color printing on good quality paperboard that gives specific style to the packed product. The various shapes, sizes, design, surface finishes and Sanforized of the boxes can be used according to customer's requirements. Cartons can be got made in craft or semi-craft paper depending on the weight and customer's requirement.
HDPE Bags for carrying voluminous material that assists in adjustment of the volume according to the space available. These bags are harder and more opaque and can withstand somewhat higher temperatures (120 °C for short periods, 110 °C continuously).
We can use Bale packing to reduce the volume of the natural voluminous materials like Senna leaves, Andographis, Bacopa Monniera, Centella Asiatica, Eclipta etc.
For powdered and Grounded material and extract we use 200 gauge low-density poly bags of Pharmaceutical grade that keeps the product clean, hygienic and avoid the risk of catching moisture. These poly bags are further packed in HDPE plastic drums or Hardboard cartons of 7 ply depending on the nature and costs of the material.
Research & Development
Mother Herbs is closely associated with one of the best laboratories in India like Sri Ram Institute of Industrial Research (Delhi & Bangalore), S.G.S (Gurgaon), Reliable Labs (Mumbai) and we timely keep on sending our sample for research and analysis to ensure high quality products. On clients request all our herbs and natural materials can be irradiated with Gamma Radiation through Sri Ram of Industrial Research, Delhi. This ensures sterilized raw material for highly sensitive Pharmaceutical and Ayurveda formulations.
These laboratories are committed to develop, innovate, analyze and apply technology for products and processes and are the pioneers in providing Inspection, Testing and Certification services to the Industries across India.