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Herb Medicinal

Herbs for Medicinal / Nutraceutical / Cosmetic / Oleoresins / Culinary / Natural Colors / applications
Herbs used in Topical / Cosmetic applications :

Herbs Applications
Medicinal / Nutraceutical uses of Herbs Herbs used as Natural Colors and Vegetable dyes
Herbs used in Topical / Cosmetic applications Phytochemicals derived from herbs and their uses
Herbs used in Oleoresins/Culinary purposes.

Herbs for Medicinal / Nutraceutical / Cosmetic / Oleoresins / Culinary / Natural Colors / applications

Herbs Applications
Medicinal / Nutraceutical uses of Herbs Herbs used as Natural Colors and Vegetable dyes
Herbs used in Topical / Cosmetic applications Phytochemicals derived from herbs and their uses
Herbs used in Oleoresins/Culinary purposes.

In India the use of Medicinal herbs is as old as 1500 BC. Underlying the medical culture of India both folk traditions as well as codified knowledge systems is a deep understanding of the medicinal value of the plants starting with the references in the Atharva veda, we have textual evidence of a tradition of use of medicinal plants that is more than three thousand years old.

It is estimated that about 80,000 species of plants are utilized by the different system of Indian medicine. The indigenous knowledge about plants and plant products is rather detailed and sophisticated and has evolved into a separate shashtra (branch of learning) itself, called Dravya Guna Shashtra. The codified traditions have about 25,000 plant drugs formulations that have emerged from such studies. In addition to this over 50,000 formulations are believed to be existing in the folk and tribal traditions.

All these point to the deep passion for and exhaustive knowledge about medicinal plants that have existed in the land from time immemorial. The Vedas, epic poems contain rich material on the Herbal lore of that time.

Around 1500 B.C., Ayurveda was delineated into eight specific branches of medicine. There were two main schools of Ayurveda at that time, Atreya- the school of physicians; and Dhanvantari- the school of surgeons. These two schools made Ayurveda a more scientifically verifiable and classifiable medical system. Through research and testing, they dispelled the doubts of the more practical and scientific minded, removing the aura of mystery that surrounded the concept of Divine revelation. Consequently Ayurveda grew into a respected and widely used system of healing in India.

People from numerous countries came to Indian Ayurvedic schools to learn about this world medicine in its completeness. Chinese, Tibetans, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Afghanistanis, Persians, and more traveled to learn the complete wisdom and bring it back to their own countries.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 1 billion people rely on herbal medicines to some extent. The WHO has listed 21,000 plants have reported medicinal uses around the world. India has a rich medicinal plant flora of some 2500 species, of these, 2000 to 3000 at least 150 species are used commercially on a fairly large scale. Foreign researchers have always appreciated the traditional Indian healers.

Super Critical

Pioneer  Enterpirse  provides the option of contract/custom manufacturing for companies worldwide. This will allow you to outsource several steps in the manufacturing process and execute those steps in India at very affordable prices. The facilities available are of world class and provide a facility for supercritical extraction for botanical and natural extracts production at very competitive price. Pioneer Enterprise and its associated companies specialize in Super Critical Fluid Extraction (SCFE), the most advanced extraction technology. Pioneer also offers extracts that enable our customers to meet the increasingly stringent statutory regulations of FDA and other such health organizations.

Products and services of Pioneer are specially dedicated to dietary suppliments flavours, fragrances, nutraceuticals, pharmaceutical/food ingredients, cosmetic ingredients, concentrates of natural botanicals for spice and condiments, fruit juice concentrates etc. These extracts are obtained through supercritical extraction of solid/liquid material, and supercritical fractionation.

We have expertise in SCFE CO2 technology for more than a decade and we have experience in every aspect of this technology and we can provide consultancy, contract manufacturing and turnkey project as per your requirements.

Super Critical Fluid Extraction Facility


The extraction Process

    • The residue consists all other substances that are present in the feed. The oil soluble substances are a range of chemicals with different molecular weights. They exhibit a solubility pattern
    • inversely proportional to their molecular weights at any given temperature and pressure. The presence of different organic substituted groups also affects the solubility.
    • Lower molecular weight components are extracted faster and have higher solubility in CO2, while higher molecular weight components have a lower solubility and consequently lower extraction rates.
  • Once the extract is obtained, it is clarified, and water is separated out and the material is filled in containers. This extract is called the total extract.

Supercritical fractionationSometimes there is a need to separate the low boiling essential oils or other active ingredients from the high boiling components of the combined total extract. This can be done using our liquid supercritical fractionation column. This is a continuous operation w.r.t. both the extract and CO2. The bottom end of the fractionator is a mixture of unextracted material. The top section carries the extracted low boiling components along with CO2.Comparison with other extraction techniques
Let us elaborate some more points about the superiority of the SCF extraction by citing an example of ginger.Essential oils (EO) contain two basic ingredients:Monoterpenes– non-oxygenated hydrocarbons, which are of little importance as perfumery materials.Sesquiterpenes– Oxygenated hydrocarbons which are of high importance as perfumery materials.The EO’s obtained from steam distillation contain only monoterpenes and other hydrolyzed products. Hence they are relatively cheap as well as inferior in quality. The Sesquiterpenes cannot be steam distilled. These can however be easily extracted using SCF extraction and hence the quality of the extract is far superior.Salient features of SCF extraction:The extracts are free of the following undesirable components:

  • Solvent residues
  • Decomposition or hydrolysis products
  • Heavy metals
  • Inorganic substances
  • Polar substances

The extracts are clear, transparent, and contain almost every non-polar ingredient present in the original raw material. The moisture content is also reduced by physical separation.Plant and Machinery:We manufacture and supply Plant & Machinery for establishing SCFE facilities for our customers These include :Pilot plants are included for each one of them on size basis. These are based on experience and design of both the partner and the company. The Indian company has fabricated all the equipment itself, erected and commissioned this Indian facility.solid raw material based: Batchwise operation for solid material of extraction.Apart from following standard capacities,other capacities are also possible as per customer need.

5 lit. * 2 extractors (10 lit.plant)

10 lit. * 2 extractors (20 lit.plant)

100 lit. * 3 extractors (300 lit.plant)

165 lit. * 3 extractors (500 lit.plant)

These are two or three extractor based systems in a common circuit for the extraction fluid (CO2) with arrangement to

  • Auto switch over of extractors.’
  • Pressure & temperature control
  • PLC for continuous operation.
  • Data loggers for recording etc.

Design takes care of minimum manpower requirement. The utilities involve chilled water, brine plant, cooling tower & hot water units, instrument air, CO2 liquid storage, fuel storage and handling. CO2 recovery and recycle system is optional.Salient Features:

  • Quick opening single bolt extractor lid enables lowest labour and time dependence.
  • Lowest extractant cost due to  low loss.
  • Lowest manpower requirement.
  • Reliable components assure lowest shut down.International design & fabrications codes are followed during manufacturing the plant and machinery.
  • Material of construction (stainless steel) makes it long lasting & compatible for applications.
  • Bare minimum imported components for improving reliability, spares availability is fast.
  • Highly polished surfaces to enable quick product change over.
  • International safety standards are used to make the installation safe.
  • Two pressure separation system can be provided as optional item.
  • Quick material loading / unloading by either use of basket or vacuum sucking.
  • Processing / extraction capacity varies as per the material processed and extract desired i.e selective or total etc.
  • Maximum pressure 350 bar as standard supply.

SCFE raw material based:Plant capacities offered are 2lit., 5lit,. 30lit., 50lit., extractor based. The plant receives the feed and the extractant fluid continuously & is operated continuously to fractionate the feed into two fractions. Maximum operations pressure 300 bar as standard supply.Salient Features:

  • Low dismantling and cleaning time during product change over
  • Continuous steady state operation is possible.
  • Lowest manpower requirements.
  • Reliable components assure lowest shut down.
  • Material of construction (stainless steel), makes it long lasting & compatible for food  pharmaceutical applications.
  • Bare minimum imported components for reliability, spares availability is fast.
  • Highly polished surfaces to enable quick product change over.
  • International design & fabrications codes are followed in manufacturing the plant and machinery.
  • International safety standards are used to make the installation safe.
  • Processing / extraction capacity varies as per the material processed and extract desired i.e selective or total etc.

DISINFECTION PLANT:The insects, micro organic life etc. are the major cause of spoiling of botanical material during storage of the farm produce even after drying.The various convectional practices adopted for preservation  which use noxious chemicals, contaminate the preserved material due to its presence . The treatment of these items using CO2 under pressure, avoids all health hazards at the same time it kills the above life in place. The treatment is done in “quick opening lid type” pressure vessel provided with trolleys, gas extraction and purging system. The technology and engineering is developed in Germany by our patners. The plant is fully PLC operated & depends on human interface for loading and unloading.Shelf life of treated material  is improved and spoiling in storage is brought down to negligible..These plants are available in various batch treatment capacities as follows

2000lit. * 2 processors.

4000lit. * 2 processors.

6000lit. * 2 processors.

This operates batch wise.The remaining part of the plant to handle CO2 is common.Salient Features:

  • Quick opening  covers of processing vessel   facilitate almost negligible time loss compared to total time cycle & requires only one person.
  • Lowest operating cost due to recycle of CO2 leading to lower CO2 consumption.
  • Lowest initial cost, as material of construction is carbon steel
  • Lowest manpower requirement.
  • Reliable components assure lowest shut down.International design & fabrications codes are followed during manufacturing the plant and machinery
  • International safety standards are used to make the installation safe.


Solvent extraction

SCF extraction

1Solvent presence is unavoidable. The residual ppm level of the solvent depends on the type of solvent used.Is totally free of solvents and hence very pure2Heavy metal content is also unavoidable and depends on the solvent, the recycle method for the solvent, the source of the raw material, and the material of construction of the contact parts of the machinery.Totally free of heavy metals since they are not extractable even if they are present in the raw material. No heavy metals are present in CO2 and the equipment3Inorganic salt content cannot be avoided, using the same concept as aboveTotally free of inorganic salts using the same explanation as above4Polar substances get dissolved along with the lipophilic substances from the raw material due to poor selectivity of the solvent. During solvent removal operation, these polar substances form polymers, which lead to dark color of extract and poor flow characteristics. All this renders the extract to look different from the basic components in the raw material and hence it is more of a “pseudo” natural extract.No such possibility since there is very high selectivity of CO2 and no chance of polar substances forming polymers. In addition the operating temperature is only 40-50 degree Celsius.5Both polar as well as non polar colors are extractedOnly non polar colors get extracted6Solvent removal requires extra unit operations and hence the cost and recovery of useful material is lowerNo extra unit operations needed and yield of useful material is very high

Natural Food Colors

Fresh Herbs,Fruit ,Vegetables, Natural Condiment Powder and Natural Food Colors

Pioneer offer wide range of Natural food colours

Pioneer manufacture wide range of Natural Food Colours and Extracts, Natural Condiment powders, Fresh Fruits powders for specific or customize requirements with total operational integration starting from seed selection, agronomy practices, contract farming, in-house processing in the GMP quality manufacturing infrastructure enables Pioneer to offer consistent quality products. Our products are completely natural and use advanced techniques for excellence and consumer safety.

Natural Food Color is any dye, pigment or any other substance obtained from vegetable, animal, mineral, or source capable of coloring food drug, cosmetic or any part of human body, colors come from variety of sources such as seeds, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, minerals, algae & insect. According to the application a suitable Natural Color can be achieved by keeping in mind the factors such as PH. heat, light storage and the other ingredients of the formula or recipe. The storage conditions for natural colors depends on the particular need of the product.

A tight sealed container is best to store the product in a cool storage to preserve color strength and quality, along with its degree of cooling point.

Due to strict regulations, Food & Cosmetic manufacturing companies throughout the world are opting for natural colors. Colors have application in number of industries like food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics etc..

Color Products Cl. No. EEC No.
Beet Root Red Color E-162b
Curcumin Yellow Color 75300 E-100
Caramel Color Liquid
Caramel Color Powder E-150
Paprika Color E-160c
Anthocyanin Color E-163
Chlorophyll Green Color Water Soluble 75810 E-141
Chlorophyll Green Color Oil Soluble 75810 E-141
Safflower Extract/Carthamus 75760

Please click the link below to view details of each products:

Annatto Acid Proof Annatto Colours & Oil-Soluble
Annatto Oil & Water Soluble Annatto & Turmeric Colour
Annatto & Turmeric Colour Oil Soluble Annatto Water Soluble
Anthocyanin Extract Caramel
Chlorophyll Oil Soluble Chlorophyll Water Soluble
Chromium picolinate Cochineal Carmine
Mari Gold Extract
Paprika Colour Water Paparika Oil Soluble
Red Beet Colour
Safflower Yellow Sandal Wood Natural Red Colour
Turmeric Colours Turmeric Colour Oil Soluble
Xanthophyll Colours

Herbs,vegetables,Fruit Flavours Powder dehydration is done by various processes like traditional Sun drying, Solar dryers, Mechanical dryers, vacuum freeze drying, vacuum drying, Osmotic dehydration, dehydration through explosion puffing and microwave based technique, scientific cultivation of vegetables and hot air dehydration processing.We are successfully providing the ‘Natural Benefits’ in the form of Spray Dried products.Pioneer Enterprise has introduced a vast range of dehydrates Herbs,vegetables,Fruit Flavours in Powder Form. These products are used in Confectionery, Bakery Products, Baby/Weaning Foods, Nutritional Foods, Ready-to-Drink Mixes, Instant Foods, Instant Soup Mixes, Seasonings, Snack Foods etc.

Freeze Driying Technology

Freeze drying is a special dehydration technique whereby the moisture content of the product is reduced to less that 4% by the process of sublimation under vacuum. Freeze drying is the premium technology for food preservation and is the most preferred food preservation technique the world over, even in the advanced countries.

We introduce a range of freeze dried Indian Instant Vegetables Pre-cooked Indian curries are preserved by drying using the advanced food preservation technique of vacuum freeze drying.

Advantages of Freeze Dried Products

The advantages that the freeze dried products offer are :

  • Original flavour, shape, colour and texture.
  • Original nutritive value
  • Light weight
  • Quick and Complete reconstitution
  • Long shelf life at ambient temperature
  • Easy handling and cheaper transportation
  • No additive or preserative

Packaging :

Appropriate packaging is necessary for the freeze dried product to reach your shores with the colour, aroma and flavor intact – as mother nature wanted them to be for month’s together.

Packaging is in laminated aluminum foil pouches flushed with nitrogen. These pouches are then packed in corrugated cartons.

Packaging can, however, be adapted to meet your specific requirements.

Natural Condiment Powder :

Fresh Capsicum Fresh Coriander
Fresh Curry Leaves Fresh Curd
Fresh Garlic Fresh Ginger
Fresh Green Chilly Fresh Lime
Fresh Mint (Pudina) Fresh Pink Onion
Fresh White Onion Honey
Fresh Red Capsicum Ghee

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Powders :

Amla Apple
Banana Guava
Mango Orange
Papaya Pineapple
Sapota (Chikkoo) Strawberry
Tangerine Water Melon
Black Grapes Sweet Lime
Passion Fruit Kiwi Fruit
Kokum Beet Juice
Carrot Spinach


Alkaloids, Specialty Phytochemicals and Phytochemical Standards

Pioneer offer wide range of Alkaloids and Specialty Phytochemicals

The Pioneer Enterprises and associated group of companies have modern manufacturing plants that produce a novel range of Phytochemicals and Alkaloids to the specifications and satisfaction of its customers.  All products are manufactured and analyzed by a highly qualified and experienced team of chemists ensuring quality products to its valued clients all over the world. The dedication of the people and new innovations in manufacturing technologies, have enabled the company to supply the highest quality products to its customers cost-effectively.

Alkoloids / Phytochemicals

Aescin Hesperidine
Ajmalcine Lycopene
Andrographolide Lutein
Brucine Base Methoxsalen
Berberine HCL J.P. Monocrotalline
Boswellic Acid Noscapine BaseHCL
Bergapten (5-MOP) Podophyllotoxin
Camptothecin Papaverine HCL
Colchicine Piperine
Curcuminoids Reserpine
Calcium Sennosides Strychinine Base/Salts
Calcium Hydroxy Citric acid Taxol & 10-D.A.B.
Capsaicin Vasicine
Chromium Picolinate Vasicinone
Cinchonine Vinblastine
Ellagic Acid Vincristine
Forskholin 5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophan
Pioneer offer wide range of Phytochemical Standards

Reference Standards are used in determining scientific validity. They are useful in evaluating process controls that establish the validity of your test methods and are essential for testing specific chemicals. Isolation of single chemical entities from medicinal plants forms a major part of our R&D activities. Primarily, these isolated chemical entities are used as marker compounds in the chromatographic finger printing and quality control of plant drugs. The latter being complex mixtures of primary and secondary metabolites are extremely difficult to standardize and there lies the importance of phytochemicals for herbal industry as well as for those interested in monitoring quality of herbal drugs.

We have a unique 5000 plant species use to source materials from our specialist suppliers and collaborators around the world.

Phytochemical Standards
Botanical Name
Phytochemical Standards
Common Name
6-Gingerol Black Ginger, Canton Ginger, Cochin Ginger, Garden Ginger, Gingembre, Imber, Jamaican ginger
6-Shogaol Black Ginger, Canton Ginger, Cochin Ginger, Garden Ginger, Gingembre, Imber, Jamaican ginger
8-Gingerol Black Ginger, Canton Ginger, Cochin Ginger, Garden Ginger, Gingembre, Imber, Jamaican ginger
a -asarone
Acetyl boswellic acid (a-b)
Acetyl-11-keto-b -boswellic acid
Aconitum Napellus Monk’s Hood, Friar’s Cap
Actea racemosa (Cimicifuga racemosa) Blake snakeroot, squaw root, Sheng ma, bugbane,rattleroot, richweed
Allium sativum
Amino Acids
Andrograpanin Creat, Senshinren, kirata, kalmegh, chiretta, king of bitters, chuan xin lian
Andrographis paniculata Creat, Senshinren, kirata, kalmegh, chiretta, king of bitters, chuan xin lian
Andrographolide Creat, Senshinren, kirata, kalmegh, chiretta, king of bitters, chuan xin lian
Aristolochic Acid
Astragalus membranaceus Huang Qi, Huang-Chi, Bei kei, Buck Qi, Milk Vetch,Yellow Leader
Atropa bella donna Black cherry, deadly nightshade, dwale, poison black cherry
Bacopa monnieri Herb-of-Grace, Water Hyssop
Bacoside A Herb-of-Grace, Water Hyssop
Berberine Yellow Paint Root, Orange Root, Yellow Puccoon,Jaundice root
b-gycyrrhetinic acid
Boswellia serrata Frankincense, Salai guggal
Boswellic acid Frankincense, Salai guggal
Boswellic acid (a-b) Frankincense, Salai guggal
Bupleurum chinensis Chai-hu, Hare’s Ear, Thorowax Root
Camellia sinensis Chinese Tea
Capsicum frutescens Chili, Hot pepper, Red chili, Spur Pepper, Tabasco
Cassia spp.
Centella asiatica Bramhi, Hydrocotyle asiatica, Indian Pennywort, Marsh penny
Cephalotaxus spp. Plum Yew, San jian shan shu
Chondroitin Disaccharide
Citrus aurantium Petitgrain, Kuang Chu, Naranja Agria
Citrus Bioflavonoid Rutin, Hesperidin, Waringin, Quercitin, HER
Commiphora mukul Jaundice root Guggul
Crataegus spp.
Cynara scolymus Artichoke
Demethyl wedelolactone
Digitalis Lanatoside
Echinacea angustifolia
Echinacea Purpurea Purple Coneflower, Rudbeckia, Sampson Root
Echinacea spp. Coneflower, Rudbeckia, Sampson Root
Eleutherococcus senticosus Eleuthero Ginseng, Spiny Ginseng, Wu jia
Ellagic acid
Ephedra spp. Ma Huang
Epimedium spp. Horny Goat Weed
Euphrasia officinalis Name: Eufragia, Eufrasia, Euphrasia, Glossy Eyebright, Gozlukotu
Evodia spp.
Ferulic acid Name: Eufragia, Eufrasia, Euphrasia, Glossy Eyebright, Gozlukotu
Fraxinus spp. Ash
Gallic acid
Ganoderma lucidum Lucky fungus
Garcinia Cambogia Brindal Berry, Gorikapuli, HCA, Hydroxycitric Acid, MalabarTamarind
Ginkgo biloba Maidenhair Tree, Duck Foot Tree, Silver Apricot
Glycine max Glycine soja, Soybeans, Soya
Guggulsterone –E
Gycyrrhizic acid
Harmane Alkaloids in plants
HCA-Calcium salt
Hedera helix Common ivy
Hydrastis candensis Yellow Paint Root, Orange Root, Yellow Puccoon,Jaundice root
Hypericum perforatum Goatweed, hypericum, Klamath weed
Hypericum perforatum Goatweed, hypericum, Klamath weed
Hypophyllanthin seed on the leaf
Lichen Acids
Linum usitatissimum Common Flax, Linseed, Lint bells, Winterlein
Magnolia spp.
Maranta arundinacea Arrow root, Bermuda Arrowroot
Maricaria recutita Wild Chamomile, German Chamomile, Mayweed, Camomile, matricaria, Scented mayweed
Olea europaea Oleae folium, Olivier
Panax quinquefolius American GInseng, Anchi, Red Berry, Ren Shen, Five Fingers, Tienchi
Passiflora incarnata Manzana de Mayo, Mayapple, Maypop
Phyllanthin seed on the leaf
Phyllanthus niruri seed on the leaf
Phytosterol in plants
Piper methysticum Kava Kava, Awa, Kawa, Kew, Tonga, Yagona
p-Methoxycinnamic acid
Policosanol Fatty alcohol in plants
Pueraria montana subsp. var. lobata Kudsu
Pyguem africanom African prune
Rauwolfi a serpentina Indian Snake root
Rhodiola rosea
Rosmarinus officinalis Garden rosemary, Rosemary plant
Ruscus aculeatus Brusca, Cobanpuskulu, Jew’s Myrtle, Knee Holly,Kneeholm, Pettigree, Rusco, Sweet Broom
Salvia miltiorrhiza Dan-shen, Red sage, Ten-shen, Salvia Root,
Chinese Sage, Radix Salvia
Schisandra chinensis Magnolia Vine, Schizandra, Wu Wei Zu, Wu Wei Zi
Scutellaria polydon
Serenoa repens Scrub-Palmetto
Silybum marianum Milk Thistle, Lady’s thistle, Cardui mariae, Carduus marianum, Holy Thistle, Silimarina, Silybin
Smilax officinalis Khao Yen, Sarsa, Smilax
Stevia rebaudiana Sweet leaf of Paraguay, Ca-A-E, Azucacaa, Capim Doce, Erva Doce, Kaa Jhee, Yerba Dulce, Sweet Herb
Trifolium pratense Cowgrass, Peavine Clover, Purple Clover
Uncaria tomentosa Garabato Amarillo, Una de Gato, Samento
Ursolic acid African prune
Vaccinium myrtillus Dwarf Bilberry, Whortleberry, British Bilberry, Huckleberry
Vasicine Hydrochloride
Vitex agnus-castus Agnus Castus, Chasteberry, Cloister Pepper, Monk’s Berry, Monk’s Pepper, Vitex
Vitus vinifera
Vitus vinifera
Withaferin A
Withania somnifera Withania, Indian Ginsing, Ajagandha, Kanaje Hindi,Samm Al Ferakh
Zingiber officinale Black Ginger, Canton Ginger, Cochin Ginger, Garden Ginger, Gingembre, Imber, Jamaican ginger
Zizyphus jujuba Da-Zao, Ta-Tsao

If you have a requirement for any other phytochemicals not mentioned in our list, please contact us with the detailed requirements. We can undertake the isolation of the phytochemicals for you as per your requirement.