Course: Quality of Herbs and The Science of Herbal Extraction
Science of Herbal Extraction with Verdure Sciences®
Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP
Ajay Patel, Founder, President, and Chemical Engineer by training, discusses the factors that can determine the quality and safety of herbs as they are sourced from the fields in which they are grown. Ajay goes on to describe the science behind herbal extractions and how the choice of extraction may alter the functionality and composition of the final herbal extract. Ajay and Nikeeta Kheradia, Research and Development Associate, share practical tips for practitioners to use when assessing herbal quality and extracts. Finally, Ajay discusses their new work with an extract derived from the maple leaf.
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Verdure Sciences® is a supplier of botanical based ingredients with an emphasis on intrinsic synergies and clinically backed tangible health applications.


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Raja Sivamani

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

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