The ideal breeding season for insects to grow, spread, and breed are during the monsoons. Since they grow in damp and humid conditions, they reproduce rapidly and it is actually impossible to stop them. Not known to many, weevils are small brown bugs that are commonly found in flour, cereals, grains, or rice. They resemble little grains of rice, are brown in appearance and they move. It is definitely not uncommon to find bugs or rice weevils inside our rice packets.
Bugs can ‘invade’ there in two ways. More often than not, they are inherently present inside the packets when we buy them. This is a common phenomenon since bugs lay eggs in the crops and when these crops are harvested, the eggs end up in the package. It would be pertinent to mention that they go largely undetected by the naked eye. In due course of time, the eggs hatch, and then these bugs are visible. Alternately, bugs are known to sneak into the packages when opened and stored at home.
Some Recommended Guidelines to Keep our Grains Free of Bugs are –
- It is always recommended to store the packets/pouches of spices and flour in the freezer for at least four days as soon as these have been procured. This also applies to flour, oats, cookies, cornmeal as well as spices. This small and simple step shall ensure the elimination of all the larvae and eggs present in the packets. This shall stop further infestation. After storing in the freezer, the same could be stored normally. Further, whole wheat flour and brown rice actually benefit from being stored in the freezer since the process of the oils contained in them is significantly slowed from going rancid as they tend to normally do when stored at room temperature for long periods.
- Storing flours and grains in air-tight containers or in heavy-duty freezer bags greatly prevents moisture from contaminating these. Secondly, it should be ensured that new and fresh food should never be added to the old. Containers should always be cleaned thoroughly before refilling.
- Affected or contaminated foods should be got rid of immediately. Needless to mention, apart from the containers, even the storage places where food is handled, should be cleaned regularly and religiously. The simplest and most potent way to eliminate rice weevils is by completely emptying the storage places/facilities and containers where larvae have been detected. These should be then collected in plastic bags so as to contain them and prevent them from spreading further.
- It is common knowledge that it should be ensured that only dry and clean grain should be stored. Even a minuscule differential of the content of moisture can make a significant difference in enhancing the probability of infestation of insects. The ideal moisture content for grains during storage is twelve to thirteen percent. Most of the insects or bugs that make their way in grains need thirteen to fifteen percent moisture for optimal feeding as well as reproduction.
Weevils are generally known to be harmless to humans, clothing, pets, furniture as well as houses. They do not have the capability to sting or bite and also do not carry diseases. Alternatively, organic rice possesses greater nutritional value, taste, and of course, offers better health. Moreover, the process of its production does not cause damage to the environment.
Clinical Trial & Our Product
Since health care & medicine is an industry, formulations are controlled through intellectual property rights denying easy access to common people and maintaining the buoyancy for the interest holders.
Formula’s can be patented and that covers business interests that drive innovations these days.
So instead of conducting trials on the raw root, almost all companies promote clinically tested formulations of extracts to make it appear better then how the phytochemical was in its original state. Its like extracting an important organ from the body and then putting it on support system, expecting it to perform better in insolation then how it could perform when in it was in its natural form. The truth is, that the best way to consume a plant based medicine is in its raw form. Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in the root Curcuma Longa.
Since its more important to know what your food ate then what you ate, its important to know that the supplements you are using based on curcumin has curcumin from a gene modified variety of curcuma longa which suffers from an imbalance of every other mineral. You see a plant also behaves how a human body behaves when it is injected with steroids to gain muscle mass for body building purpose. The plants have higher levels of curcumin but all other secondary minerals found along curcumin in the plant get compromised as the plant can not feed all nutritions equally when it is designed to feed most of its nutrition towards developing higher levels of curcumin. It has severe side effects on the health of the plant and apparently on the people consuming such plants or extracts coming from these plants. However marketing and promotions have evolved to divert attention very wisely.
An extract of any herb can never be stored in its original state and hence needs base agents, preservatives which hardly leave it how it must be. We believe that access to medicine and healthcare is a basic right of every human and animal living on planet earth. Hence we do not first extract and then add preservatives or agents like pepperine to make the extract bio-available. This is the reason we never patent any of our products. We instead hand process the whole root we cultivate in our farms and share it with the people under different brand names for different health conditions based on the concentration of minerals present at testing. You can also buy the seed from us and cultivate it but it will certainly not be as potent as you get from us.
How potent is the active ingredient in the plant depends on the quality of seed, soil, water and environment. Our products work far better then most of the curcumin based supplements globally being used for Therapeutic benefits.
We do not intend to formulate or patent our products. So instead of choosing a supplement with an extract, choose wisely and go for the best and not the Cheapest.
All our products are cultivated, harvested, hand processed and distributed directly from our own farms to ensure that people who depend on our products for their acute and chronic problems get consistent supply of highest quality, ultra premium, medicinal grade, Non-GMO, Indigenous, Naturally enriched with curcumin, Wild Strand curcuma longa powder for therapeutic benefits. We cultivate this in the middle of a national park which happens to be the best breeding ground for Bengal tigers in India called Bandhavgarh.