The history and evolution of the famous Tibetan Pills

For two thousand years Tibetan, Ayurvedic and Chinese physicians have given great thought to the practice of holistic healing.
Looking into the history and evolution of the Tibetan holistic healing tradition we find not only extensive information on botanical formulas 
and treatment but also a vast knowledge on how these botanical supplement pill formulas are prepared, made into pill form and their use.

The Tibetan pills are prepared at the Tibetan medical monasteries of Tibet, Siberia, Nepal, Bhutan and India by highly trained botanical 
research specialists and Tibetan physicians. The Tibetan physicians and monks who collect these rare botanicals spend three to six weeks 
of each collection season hiking into the remote mountain areas where these botanicals are found growing free of pesticides or industry.

While collecting botanicals the Tibetan physicians make special prayers to the Deva’s of the area and to the flowers and herb spirits before collecting them and only collecting a certain amount from each area and leaving the rest to grow and increase. Prayer Puja’s are done again upon leaving each area thanking the herbs and flowers and local nature protectors. Once the botanicals are collected a series of prayer blessings are performed to protect and enhance their energetic spiritual qualities before, during and after the Tibetan pill formulas are made.

According to the Gyud Zhi known as The Four Medical Tantra’s of the Tibetan medical tradition, it was predicted that in modern times mankind will be afflicted by eighteen types of new malignant disorders. The Medicine Buddha prophesied that these and a large number of other contemporary chronic disorders would result from mankind’s misconduct to the environment, cruelty and improper behavior to animals and each other and to the planet in general. These disorders would arise from unwholesome diet, from an abundance of chemical pollutants in food and in the environment.

Over forty years ago The Tanaduk Botanical Research Institute recognized that these issues were already apparent and on the increase. 
The convenience of use of the Tibetan pill supplements, availability of botanical ingredients, their quality along with the method of formulation, all needed appropriate consideration when thinking about increased demand. In 1974 Tanaduk began establishing relationships with all of the Tibetan medical monasteries and contemporary botanical manufacturers where traditional formulation considerations were taken seriously and respectfully while utilizing state of the art methods of processing and having more stringent quality controls than in past decades.
Tibetan herbal pills traditionally range in size from small pea size to over a half inch wide and generally quite large and hard to swallow. The larger ones usually need processing by the patient by either crushing or soaking in boiled water before use.
It is much easier using the special Tibetan pill supplements when the pills are smaller. In 1976 Tanaduk found a secure way of keeping the potency high and the pills even more bio stable for longer periods of time. This was done by using the plant ingredients as per tradition, but instead of drying and powdering them, they are made into extract concentrates, using vacuum sealed temperature controlled chambers for extraction and then made into a smaller pill form. These extract pill supplements deliver a very consistent and pure dosage, with more bio stable potency, meaning they stay viably potent for a much longer period of time than the traditional dried herb powdered method of making the Tibetan pills into what are usually the larger Tibetan pill size.

Many of the Tibetan pill formulas have not yet made the extract composition transition and are in their tradition larger dried powdered pill form and they may need to be crushed or soaked in hot water for a period of time to soften for use. If you receive the traditional larger Tibetan pills and the next time you receive the same Tibetan pill formula and it is in a smaller pill form with different dose instructions, it will be because that formula was made into the extract version.

To ensure high quality, the herbs and substances are tested using Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and high pressure Liquid Chromatography before, during and after processing to make sure all the active components are present, intact and of the highest quality. Though this is a pain staking process and goes far beyond what was ever possible and done with traditional Tibetan formulas of past centuries. The ingredients are allowed the complex synergistic interactions increasing their ability to be more easily absorbed and their effectiveness increased.

Great care is taken to ensure that the delicate essential oils and bio active nutrients are not lost in the extracting process. Depending on the herb or part of the plant used, temperatures are adjusted and maintained between 80 and 108 degrees celsius using strict hygienic standards. They are extracted in vacuum sealed chambers that allow for precise control over the temperature and retaining all the essential oils and bio active components, creating consistent extract concentrates of 5:1 potency into a smaller easier to use pill form.

Tibetan pill supplements are like no other on this planet, how they are collected and made is a process of extraordinary stewardship, skill, clarity of consciousness and compassion. Visit our shop
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