India Abundance Website Review

October 8, 2011

 Harmeet 

From : Canada Thursday,October 6th 2011
Very reasonable price with super fast shipping (never expected) I highly recommend.and do more business with India Abundance for sure. Best of luck Nitish….
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 Gabriella 

From : Belgium Friday,September 2nd 2011
What a fantastic service! I have received my order in 2 days! I am amazed! I am a frequent online shopper and this is the first time service, shipping , delivery have been so great! And their prices are the best! Thank you again. I highly recommend indiaabundance! …
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 David 

From : Netherlands Monday,August 29th 2011
Incredibly fast service (I received my order in the Netherlands in 2 days!) and fantastic prices (the Maharishi Amrit Kalash is 1/2 the price here). Also very friendly and helpful customer service. I highly and enthusiastically recommend India Abundance!!…
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 Jose Antonio 

From : Spain Thursday,August 18th 2011
Incredible fast! Good comunication. Very highly recommended. Here, in Spain, Ayurvedic medicine is not well known and therefore, not very used, but I certainly talk about this site to my friends and I write this testimony here as proof of my satisfaction….
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 Lynn Foreman 

From : New Zealand Wednesday,August 17th 2011
Top products with a excellent service and very fast postage. Would recommend anyone to buy from India Abundance….
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 Wendy Cox 

From : United Kingdom Tuesday,August 16th 2011
Fantastic! – we ordered on Thursday and the parcel arrived on Monday! Excellent products and wonderful service. A real pleasure to buy from you….
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 Aju & Thor 

From : Sweden Friday,July 29th 2011
Hi there! We are so surprised by your SUPER DUPER services :)) Just received our package this morning. 100% recommended and we will be back soon :)) …
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 Daniel 

From : United States Saturday,July 23rd 2011
So thankful for India Abundance. Fair, honest, wonderful customer service. Fantastic products! Looking forward to doing business again. Peace! …
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 Denise 

From : United Kingdom Wednesday,July 20th 2011
I ordered some products on-line on Sunday. I received them today (Wednesday) by 12 noon. Less than 4 days for a delivery from India to Scotland. That’s impressive! …
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 S Chandra 

From : Australia Tuesday,July 5th 2011
Excellent Service and Superfast Delivery. Could not believe the DHL pack arrived in Sydney within 4 days of order. Now I have found a company where I place orders with no effort. Well done India Abundance….
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 Edita 

From : Lithuania Tuesday,June 14th 2011
Perfect service. Good product, arrived safely and quickly, well packaged, very good communication…
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 Inga Darcy 

From : Canada Friday,June 10th 2011
Great service – i couldn’t believe how fast the order got here – in three days! Secure shopping through paypaL, products it’s hard to find elsewhere, fast shipping – fantastic!…
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 Maria Matos 

From : Portugal Friday,June 10th 2011
Dear Sirs, I received yesterday the Sri Sai Flora incense stiks. Everything was all right and you were very fast sending from India to Portugal. You have now a client and I will order from you again. Best regards….
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 srini 

From : United States Wednesday,June 8th 2011
Excellent communication and was pleasure to do business. Items arrived well packed. Worked mostly with Nitish and he was very helpful. Thanks, Srini…
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 Laura 

From : Italy Monday,June 6th 2011
Great service and quick delivery.Good communication,is a pleasure to do business with. Highly raccomanded….
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 valters 

From : Latvia Thursday,June 2nd 2011
Well pleased with the purchase,superfast delivery,excellent service, will recommend and definatelly order again,from India to Latvia(Eastern Europe) in 3 days!!! Super! Thank you very much! …
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 lukman 

From : United States Sunday,May 29th 2011
it was the most prompt order internationally that i have ever recieved. thnx india abundance the product works perfect 2….
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 Natalia 

From : Netherlands Monday,May 16th 2011
I was impressed by the variety of products offered by “India Abundance”. But honestly I was impressed to receive my order on Monday after placing it on Saturday last week. Well done, “India Abundance”! Thank you….
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 Kailee 

From : Argentina Friday,May 13th 2011
What a joy to find someone else who tnkhis this way….
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 Vera 

From : United States Friday,May 6th 2011
this is the third time i am ordering products from India Abundance. it is amazing how quick i receive my orders. I am working for shipping industry and need their advice how are they working that quick. A great thank you….
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 Tiana 

From : Australia Thursday,May 5th 2011
I have dealt with India Abundance for a couple of years now and HIGHLY recommend them. They are very professional, efficient, fast, easy to deal with, reliable and friendly.The products are a good quality and well priced. I am very happy shopping online with them and have no hesitation in recommendi…
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 Michael 

From : United States Friday,April 22nd 2011
I bought a Bina harmonium – was concerned about buying something internationally, but these guys did a great job. It came within 6 days, was in great shape and sounds fabulous. Thanks for good price and great service….
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 Pav Singh 

From : Australia Monday,March 28th 2011
Thanks guys, great team very fast delivery thru DHL. order placed on Friday 25/3/11 recieved items in Sydney on Monday 28/3/11, excellent!! Will surely deal again in the future, and recommend you guys. …
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 Shrikant 

From : United States Wednesday,March 23rd 2011
I am buying from India-Abundance for over 2 years now. My recent purchase reached me in US in 4 days flat. This was the fastest ever shipment I have recieved. I can give the tracking numbers to prove this. Beyond mention that the items were perfectly as I wanted, excellent packaging too. I truly ap…
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 Karen H. 

From : United States Monday,March 21st 2011
This was the first time I’d ordered from I.A., and I just want to say what a great experience it was. I placed my order Thursday afternoon and it arrived on Monday morning. Even more incredible was that I didn’t have to pay extra for shipping. The customer service was fantastic and I am thrilled wit…
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 Mihael Znidersic 

From : Slovenia Tuesday,February 22nd 2011
I would really like to thank you for your perfect and super fast delivery (order placed on Friday-I received package on Monday, only 3 days-I thought this is a dream) It was a pleasure and looking forward to buy from you again! :) Namaste from Slovenia, Mihael…
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 Jacquie Borsje 

From : New Zealand Tuesday,February 15th 2011
I purchased Biotique products – delivery via DHL very reasonably priced and took three days to NZ! The products are fantastic. The customer service professional and efficient. I was kept informed of my shipment every step of the way. I highly recommend India Abundance as a reliable source of Indian …
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 Yves Bourque 

From : Canada Saturday,February 12th 2011
India abundance is the best indian company to do business with…very good products with a super fast delivery..I receive my order within a week and last time received it in 3 days..Nitish and his personnel are great..great pleasure to do business with them……
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 Una Hwang 

From : United States Monday,February 7th 2011
Dear India Abundance, Thank you for your attentiveness for my recent small order. My package was delivered today on the second attempt, and I am impressed and delighted both by your products and your remarkable customer service. It’s amazing to think that they came all the way from India with s…
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 Diana 

From : Germany Monday,February 7th 2011
The crew is super friendly, I always got a reply in no time and actually received my packagein TWO days. That’s five days earlier than a parcel from my own country arrived – and the team at India Abundance was much nicer, too. The Rasyam tastes great and is organic, so many thumbs up, I’ll happily o…
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 Fayrouz 

From : Canada Sunday,February 6th 2011
Always an excellent service , very fast shipping , great communication , lovely products . …
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 Alice T. 

From : United States Monday,January 24th 2011
The products were exceptional. The products were shipped fast. I can’t thank you enough. Will definately shop here again….
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 Amina 

From : Canada Thursday,January 20th 2011
Thank you so much! A very professional service, quick delivery, good qualities of the products, the prices interesting and free gifts . We loved at home CHYAWANPRAH…
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 Stacey 

From : United States Wednesday,January 19th 2011
This is an amazing site. I enjoy the unique products India Abundance offers! Very good shipping and great quality!…
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 Natasha Zaslove 

From : United States Monday,January 17th 2011
Excellent service, excellent product. I ordered online, and it arrived 3 days later in San Francisco Bay Area from New Delhi. I got to track it on the DHL tracker to know exactly when it would show up. The online service at India Abundance was personal, informative, prompt, professional, in a word, …
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 arash 

From : Australia Monday,January 10th 2011
very happy with your service. good method used for shipping very fast. products are exactly as described. and also thanks for sending some free gifts with my order.thanks heeps…
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 Katia  

From : United States Monday,January 10th 2011
VERY FAST shipping and I live in Florida (USA)! Love my products! …
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 Dominik 

From : Austria Wednesday,December 22nd 2010
Superb Online Shop with fast delievery. Everything is well packed and goods are high quality. Thank you for everything. …
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 Wendy John 

From : United Kingdom Thursday,December 16th 2010
I received a wonderful Service from India Abundance with incredibly quick delivery of goods at the peak of the European Festive Season, which normally slows deliveries down incredibly. I received a very polite email confirming my order, and another one confirming the packing and delivery the same e…
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 Mrs M Nicholson 

From : United Kingdom Sunday,December 12th 2010
Thank for the very prompt shipment – I am most impressed! …
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 Saleem 

From : Singapore Friday,December 3rd 2010
Hi Nitish, As always, thanks for the speedy delivery and also, for the complimentary items … appreciate this….
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 ANASTASIA 

From : Greece Thursday,November 25th 2010
LOVELY PRODUCTS AND GOOD SERVICE!!WILL BUY AGAIN :) THANK U…
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 Joanna 

From : Belgium Wednesday,November 17th 2010
I would like to thank you for the very quick efficient way you handled my order and I hope you will extend furher your choice of Maharishi products….
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 Ann 

From : Sweden Saturday,October 30th 2010
Great service and fast delivery!!…
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 Sue Archer 

From : Australia Wednesday,October 27th 2010
Excellent Service – took only a few days to get to Australia. Will definately shop again …. can’t thank you enough for your high quality service….
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 Joy Mac 

From : Australia Monday,October 25th 2010
Recieved my parcel in record time compared to other countries, and i do buy on-line a lot. Enclosed gift was much appreciated as was the service and prices. Definetly will be recommending to my fam and friends Joy…
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 barua 

From : United States Monday,October 18th 2010
Very prompt.Received my order in 3 working days!!unbelievable!and the products are awesome…I am definitely placing all my future orders for Indian products with India Abundance…..thanks!!…
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 Fenia 

From : Greece Thursday,October 14th 2010
I recently received my first order with “Indiaabundance”. Service and delivery were impecable. Products were as described in the website and they were delivered at my door in less than a week! A small suggestion if i may: more information on some beauty and personal care/herbal products would be ve…
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 Martin 

From : Argentina Monday,October 11th 2010
Nitish is an angel. Thank you so much love for your attention.!!!!…
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 p,k 

From : United States Sunday,October 10th 2010
good service .got delivery in one week.keep up the good work. thnx….
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 Natalija 

From : Latvia Wednesday,October 6th 2010
I am very satisfied with the service. The order was delivered very fast. I will order also in future….
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 BAM 

From : United States Saturday,October 2nd 2010
I love it, love it, love it…I placed my 1st order on 9-28-10. It was shipped on 9-29-10..Surprise, surprise I received my products yesterday on 10-1-10..That is amazing.. I order merchandise in USA all the time and never ever get it that fast..The package was packed very professional and secure..I…
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 Marina 

From : Canada Thursday,September 2nd 2010
I’ve got my parcel in 5 days, everything was neat, packages were clean, all products were very fresh and manufactured just a couple months ago. Beauty products are awesome! I would never go back to western cosmetics again….
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 John Larkin 

From : United Kingdom Friday,August 27th 2010
Goods were ordered Saturday morning,arrived at my door on Monday morning.I think you must have your own jet plane!!…
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 Elizabeth Wood 

From : United Kingdom Thursday,August 12th 2010
Dear Nitish Thank you very much for the order which I received to day. The speed at which it was dispatched and received was outstanding, I shall certainly be using your services again. The Biotique products are wonderful, I purchased some when I was in Delhi earlier this year, and am s…
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 giorgia 

From : Italy Tuesday,August 3rd 2010
I’m very happy with the service.Good quality items and the packaging is done with love.Mr.Nitish is a kind and helpful seller.I’ll definitely buy again and I’ll spread your weblink to my friends.thank you:)…
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 Sarah Smith 

From : United Kingdom Friday,July 30th 2010
Dear Nitish, I would just like to reiterate that your service has been excellent and very efficient. I would highly recommend your company to all my friends and colleagues. Once again many thanks. Kind Regards, Sarah …
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 Nagasamy Krishnan  

From : Malaysia Wednesday,July 7th 2010
Hi, Nitish Madan, I received my order safely yesterday 06/07/10, I’m very happy with the service. Thank you!…
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 Gabriela Macuchova 

From : United Kingdom Tuesday,June 29th 2010
Just popped in to let you know how delighted I am with your service. I have received my order in amazing three working days after I ordered it from your web site! Have not had a time to try all the products yet but so far I am very impressed. Thank you India Abundance!! …
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 Naresh 

From : United Kingdom Thursday,June 10th 2010
Dear Nitish Thank you for the prompt delivery of my ordered items. I was very pleased with the overall service i have received. I will continue to use your wonderful service long into the future.Thanks & All the best. …
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 ZORANA BALTIC 

From : Switzerland Wednesday,March 24th 2010
GREAT PRODUCTS,WELL PRESENTED, FAIR PRICES,FAST AND RELIABLE DELIVERY.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.THANK YOU MR.NIDISH.BEST REGARDS. …
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 Paola Bartuli 

From : Italy Tuesday,March 16th 2010
Thank you for wonderful organisation and kindness. I’ve received my purchase yesterday and I’ve been impressed by the care with which it was packed. Keep it up! I will return soon to visit you and I’ll advertise you. Best wishes Paola Bartuli …
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 Anuradha Basrur 

From : United States Tuesday,March 16th 2010
Hi Nitish, I recieved the shipment 2 days ago and would like to take the oppurtunity to thank you for the excellent packaging of the items thus ensuring that all the items were received in very good condition. I will certainly recommend your website to others and thanks once again. Thanks, A…
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 Jan 

From : United States Saturday,February 20th 2010
I received my order all the way from India in record time, 10 days from the order. I ordered a similar product from another vendor before I found your site and part of it is still not here! The first part came after nearly 3 weeks and I am still waiting for part of it. I will not order from that oth…
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 Diana Medalie 

From : United States Tuesday,February 16th 2010
Hello, I was so happy to receive my order. Everything arrived just as described. I am especially happy about the silk bangles, which are so hard to find in the U.S. I will certainly tell my friends about your company. If you ever decide to sell solid-colored bangles as well, please let me know, be…
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 Mike Miller 

From : United Kingdom Saturday,February 13th 2010
Dear Nitish, I can confirm that I received my order today, just 4 days after you shipped it. Well done! Thank you very much. Best regards Mike Miller …
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 Nikolay Grabchuk 

From : Ukraine Friday,February 12th 2010
Dear Nitish, today received parcel – thank you very much! all come in excellent form. will recommend your shop to my friends. wish you all the best! Nikolay Grabchuk …
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 Amanda Brotchie 

From : United States Sunday,December 6th 2009
Thanks you so much. The package arrived safely and in good time. Hope you are very well. Best wishes, Amanda …
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 Molnár Sándor 

From : Hungary Wednesday,November 18th 2009
Dear All, Today I duly received my order correctly. It is incredible. It was very rapid. Only 6 days (4 workdays). Many thanks again, Best regards, Mr. Sandor Molnar …
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 Pratima Nand 

From : New Zealand Sunday,November 1st 2009
Dear Nitish, Thanks a million. I am truly so excited to receive my order soon. Thanks for being so prompt. My home will now return to its original fragrance of Sai flora incence. Thank you Pratima…
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 Sandro Ribi 

From : Switzerland Sunday,October 25th 2009
Thank you! I am very satisfied with your services. Blessings from Switzerland! Sandro Ribi…
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 Jan and Annie Koel 

From : Netherlands Sunday,October 25th 2009
Dear India Abundance, Thank you for the swift delivery of our order. Everything is recieved in good order. Especially thanks for the way you try to avoid extra customs fee. Works fine. Thanks again, we will be back to India Abundance in the near future. Jan and Annie Koel The Ne…
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 Mahal Selvadurai 

From : Others Wednesday,June 10th 2009
Thank you for your prompt service. My parcel was delivered to my doorstep in Australia in 5 days. Looking forward to doing further business with you. …
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 Karin Gunthor 

From : Others Tuesday,May 19th 2009
Amazing customer service provided by Nitish, Thank you! It was like Christmas unpacking the big box! Less then one week delivery time to Australia. Just Fantastic! Karin…
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 Siva Govindaraj 

From : United States Saturday,May 9th 2009
Thanks Nitish. I appreciate your service to the customers. There are a few vendors I have come across providing good service and you are one of them. Keep up the good work and you can win customers. …
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 Lorna Handford 

From : United States Friday,May 8th 2009
Good morning Nitish. Just want to tell u that my supplements arrived (unopened by Customs) yesterday. You are the very BEST business to order from. You are SO PROMPT and an absolute pleasure to deal with. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Lorna Handford …
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 Christine Zehner-Jauernik 

From : Austria Wednesday,April 22nd 2009
Greetings to India from Austria! Thank you for the fast delivery of my Herbal supplements. It arrived today and it was packed so well and with such care, that everything was safe and nothing was broken And I am very delighted, it arrived so quickly! Thank you very much for your service. I am v…
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 Olga Gavrilova 

From : Russia Friday,April 3rd 2009
Good time of day! There was a parcel, all wonderful! Very fast and prompt)))I would be ordering more! Thanks))!…
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 Andy Milne 

From : New Zealand Friday,March 27th 2009
Hi Nitish Just wanted to thank you for the excellent service again on our order. It arrived in 4 days which must be a record. Many thanks. …
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 Martin Miguens 

From : Argentina Wednesday,March 25th 2009
Your Service its excelent, thank you Nitish,………..
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 Susan Turchin 

From : United States Wednesday,March 18th 2009
Many thanks. I have received my order and will give some to friends so they too can experience these wonderful products. with blessings Susan Turchin …
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 Cormac Mahony 

From : Ireland Wednesday,March 18th 2009
Nitish, Goods arrived yesterday. Many thanks for all your help. Will be dealing with you again soon. …
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 Ajay Shandal 

From : Canada Wednesday,March 18th 2009
I sincerely thank you for helping me out with getting my products at a very cost effective prices over the past 3-4 years. I have no words to appreciate your services….
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 Doris Asfaha 

From : United Kingdom Wednesday,March 18th 2009
Thank you very much. Your order already arrived today and I am very pleased with your very fast service…
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Lotus Herbals Company Description

July 29, 2011

To unlock the strength of purity which lies within every human being and living thing, Lotus Herbals has harnessed the power of the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, and with knowledge and care masterfully blended the sacred fruit of India into potent synergies that clear away all that prevents the inner beauty from shining through. The lotus blossom, sacred to India because of its divine purity, strength, and beauty, represents the central purpose of the Lotus Herbals company, which is to unlock these divine qualities everyone. In accordance with the principles of the Ayurveda, yet accompanied by the insight and power of modern technique, Lotus Herbal products are mixed with care and precision from the purest natural ingredients to render the safest and most effective products possible.

Lotus Herbals is an environmentally conscious company that uses only natural ingredients in their wide range of products. All Lotus Herbals products are made from the finest ayurvedic herbs, oils, creams, and spices that India has to offer. These all natural ingredients are carefully blended to maximize their effectiveness, but all the while kept made absolutely safe for long term use. The ayurvedic herbs and oils from which Lotus Herbals products are made have been thoroughly tested over thousands of years, and now, with a deep understanding of the nature and effects of these herbs, they are blended to perfection without the need for cruel animal testing. Lotus Herbals aims to bring health to their customers, that their inner beauty may be released from the bonds of disease and discomfort. Their commitment to the health of their customers, is an integral part of their commitment to the health of the world, which is why Lotus Herbals products are 100% natural and safe.

Humanity now stands in a unique place in history, there is an abundance of wisdom left to us from our ancestors, and we are daily realizing new powers for insight and production, which when coupled together provides us with an unprecedented ability to address the problems we face today. This is no more true than in the modern world of Ayurvedic medicine. Lotus Herbals finds itself in this unique niche where it can render the hundreds and thousands of powerful herbal treatments handed down from ages long ago into new and vital natural formulations with hitherto unmatched precision and potency. Lotus Herbals takes the purest naturally active ingredients and with the technical power of their modern laboratory and manufacturing facility they make some of the best ayurvedic cosmetic products in the world today.

Lotus Herbals is one of the leaders in beauty Ayurvedic products. Centered in the capital of India, New Delhi, and bearing the sacred Lotus flower as their symbol they represent the heart of what India offers the world. They are a relatively small company with big hearts, and it is their goal to share their hearts, and the heart of their country with the world. Lotus Herbals believes that Mother Earth has provided us with the things we need to live healthy, happy, and beautiful lives, and they aim to help people all over the world do that with their healing and nourishing line of Ayurvedic beauty products. Imitating nature at its best, Lotus Herbals products are a safe, effective, and natural route to a healthier and more beautiful you.

Buy Online Shahnaz Husain Herbal Beauty Products

July 28, 2011

Shahnaz Husain came from humble beginnings with a desire to offer beauty and health to the women of her community, her country, and eventually the world. She began her journey to becoming one of the leaders in ayurvedic beauty care in the 1970’s in New Delhi. There she opened up her first herbal clinic in her home and made the first step towards creating an alternative to the existing salon treatment methods. It was in this small single room salon that she began to create her own innovative “care and cure” technique.  This revolutionary method aimed not simply to cover up cosmetic conditions or even temporarily relieve them, but rather to treat their cause and draw the hidden beauty out of each individual through cultivating the health of that individual. Through the years she has thoroughly developed this technique and a wide range of products along with it, and her devotion and motivation has brought her wonderful technique and  almost 350 products to nearly 400 private clinics all around the world.

Shahnaz Husain products are made with all natural ingredients blended in the light of Ayurveda’s millennia of experience. Utilizing the best which the world, history, and modern science has to offer, Shahnaz Husain herbal beauty products are a synergy of knowledge and potent healing herbs, oils, creams, and spices that could only come to be in our unique time and place in history and the world. India is a meeting ground of ancient wisdom and modern science and the abundant resources of the tropics with the powerful fruit of the great Himalayas. Shahnaz Husain products are born out of this special synergy and present the world with a powerful alternative to the caustic and invasive cosmetic products and techniques of today.

The Shahnaz Husain Group is committed to supporting the health of its customers and the world. By using only natural ingredients which have a great history of use in India they can effectively create products which are safe for people and the environment. There is no need for harmful chemicals with unknown side-effects, and consequently, no need for harmful products to be tested on helpless animals. The Shahnaz Husain Group does not perform any cruel animal testing, and all Shahnaz Husain beauty products are completely biodegradable. Furthermore, Shahnaz Husain products are designed to be effective but gentle in the activities. They aim not to provide an immediate cure, but to provide long lasting change to bring forth the real beauty hidden within. Shahnaz Husain facial and hair treatments are safe for all skin types and almost all people. They are a wonderful and profound alternative to most modern cosmetics.

The world has received the work of Shahnaz Husain with great joy. She has received many awards throughout her carrier for her products and her inspiring philosophy of beauty. However, she does not take this as a sign to sit back and bask in the fruit of her labor, on the contrary, she takes this encouragement and uses its momentum to push forward in her pursuit of yet better ayurvedic cosmetic treatments and products. Nor has she allowed her success to compromise her morals and business principles. The Shahnaz Husain Group continues to be a completely private company with no outside shareholders to demand greater profits at the expense of quality. The group’s commitment to quality has led them into the many diverse aspects of the field of ayurvedic beauty products. They have opened up their own training institutes, and grow many of their own herbs for their products, in addition to the hundreds of salons and beauty centers worldwide. Shahnaz Husain beauty products reflect the commitment, drive, and care of the Shahnaz Husain Group, and Shahnaz Husain herself.

Forest Essentials Company Description

July 28, 2011

Forest Essentials is a young company that is steadily growing to show its head above the tree line. Like a tree, Forest Essentials has set its roots firmly in the land where it was planted. Respect for the land and its people makes up the core of the Forest Essentials company, as it both draws its life from this land and returns the fruit of its labors to it.  Forest Essentials was planted in 2000 after many years of dedicated and meticulous research and development, at which time it broke ground and set up its production centers in the Himalayas, in the Indian state of Uttaranchal. By building on the cultural heritage of Ayurveda and traditional Indian handicrafts andutilizing the ever evolving scientific knowledge and technological capabilities, Forest Essentials has formed a more perfect union in the understanding of health and beauty and from here developed a remarkable range of innovative ayurvedic products.
Forest Essential products are made only from the purest botanical extracts, taken freshly from the forests of the Uttaranchal. Only naturally distilled pure essential oils, pure cold pressed, organically grown vegetable oils and plant extracts are used in Forest Essential products, because plants, unlike chemicals,are full of the vibrations which are the force of life. Forest Essentials dedication to the purity and vibrance the subtle vibrations of life, has kept their small company out of the crowded and polluted cities and up in the hills of the Himalaya. Forest Essentials products are not made in factories of industrial areas, but in the pure and open air of forested mountain passes. All products are made with their own fresh spring water which has being certified by French laboratories to be rich in minerals and to bear therapeutic and regenerative properties thereby.
 Forest Essentials brought together many highly trained and vastly experienced ayurvedic physicians to brainstorm, innovate and develop the many traditional ayurvedic formulations into yet more effective preparations. Theyuse age-old Ayurvedic formulations, which supply many of the principle herbal combinations and oil formulas for their products, and this is then supplementedby the understanding of a modern biochemist to create products that have their basis in India’s oldest science but presented in an easy-to-use manner.Forest Essentials believes that every product ought to be as enjoyable as it is effective. Therefore, they have made much effort to develop innovative formulas that advance the performance of familiar or exotic ingredients, and artfully employ sensuous textures and scents to make for a uniquely gratifying multi-sensory experience.
Wholly committed to the health of humanity and the environment, Forest Essentials holds itself very strictly to a handful of important rules and quality assurance practices. To ensure quality, Forest Essentials continually tests the ingredients and products at all stages of production. Using state-of-the-art particle analysis technology they maintain certainty that none of their products contain any heavy metals of harmful chemicals. Furthermore, they maintain a clean and safe work environment to prevent any pathogenic contaminations. However, their commitment to health does not stop there, Forest Essentials is committed to the emotional, psychological and spiritual health of its employees and the villages in which it works. Consequently, it holds itself to these five standards:
•    Products are never tested on animals
•    None of its products are manufactured using child labor.
•    We support traditional production methods
•    We give support to local suppliers supporting local employment
•    Our products are based on the finest traditional Ayurvedic recipes.
Each of these standards reflects Forest Essentials’ respect for tradition, community, and life. Forest Essentials products are in every way a product of life, both supporting life and the fruit of it.

Understanding Ayurvedic Oils, Types and Effects

June 5, 2011

Ayurveda is a rich and multi-faceted science of health, and has developed the nomenclature and means of organization to match its vast diversity. Whether to understand and communicate about the parts of the body, the disorders and causes of disease, or all the varieties of treatments which these require, ayurvedic medicine is not lacking the names and classification it needs to ensure clarity and precision in diagnosis and treatment. Ayurvedic oils and their applications are no exception. They are classified according to according to their origin, their effects, their preparation, and their application, with each of these bearing further sub-classifications. In this article we will be exploring one of these basic classifications of oils, their effects, and its principal sub-categories.

First and foremost, ayurvedic oils are understood according to their primary effects upon the body. In general these are four: snehana, vishyandana, mardava, and kledava.Snehana is the name for the wet and lustrous appearance which oils bestow upon the skin.  This effect is associated with the pichchila, or oleaginous, quality of oils, by which they tend to form a coat where administered. This helps to maintain the integrity of the body parts, improves the excellence of the tissues, and increases longevity.

Next, vishyandana, is the effect whereby substances impregnated with oil lose their solid nature and begin to liquefy. This effect caused by the dravaand sara qualities of oil, which are the liquid and flowing qualities respectively. These qualities moisten the body and dissolve substances, helping the oil and medication to spread quickly and thoroughly throughout the body. This helps mobilize the deranged dosha from its stagnate location to its place of elimination.

The next effect for which ayurvedic oils are used is called mardava. This refers to the softness which is imparted to the body by the administered oils. The oilsmriduguna, or softening quality, is responsible for this effect. The softness imparted to the body by oil helps to relax tense tissues and dilate constricted channels. This also helps ama, accumulated toxins, and the vitiated doshas to move more freely towards their eventual expulsion from the body.

Finally, is kledana, or the proclivity which ayurvedic oils have to moisturize the body.This is effected by the guru anddrava qualities, which are heavy and liquid respectively. These work both to liquefy tissues and to support the healthy accumulation of liquid tissues. It is this effect that works particularly for the mitigation of dry and sore joints both by the liquefaction of callous tissue and further lubrication.

In addition to these four basic effects, the actions of ayurvedic oils have two basic qualities which render them particularly useful for various treatments. The first of these is mandaguna, or its slow quality. This quality is unique to the oils as vehicles of ayurvedic treatment, and makes them very useful against chronic and highly stagnatedoshic imbalances. This refers to the ability of ayurvedic oils to work at a slow but steady pace for extended periods of time, which counteracts the virulence of the vitiated dosha and aids in a more thorough cleansing and treatment of the body.

Second is the quality of fineness or sukshmaguna which ayurvedic oils have. Administered oils have a tendency to penetrate deep into the tissues of the body even into the most minute channels and are thus more universally distributed throughout the body. This allows ayurvedic oils to address doshic imbalances at all levels of the body and further help expedite their expulsion from the body through the gastro-intestinal tract.

These four basic effects and several qualities are the most fundamental ways that oils are understood in ayurvedic medicine. However, this is just the beginning. In later articles we will see how ayurvedic oils are further understood according to their origin, therapeutic utility, manner of preparation, and particular application. Keep reading to discover more about the in depth science of snehana, the therapy of oils.

Ayurveda, Getting to Know New Herbs

May 25, 2011
Ayurveda is the science of life. It is a living science that perceives the human person as a whole being which can neither be cut up into parts to be treated irrespective of the others, nor abstracted from the whole of its context, the land and world in which it lives. Each land is different, bearing different plants and fruit, being composed of different minerals, and having different climates. Ayurveda seeks to understand and to utilize the local and broader contexts in an appropriate and holistic way that treats the individual not simply as a whole human being, but as a human being within a whole, within the nature which provides it life. Due to Ayurveda’s origin in the Asian sub-continent it has first sought to understand and to utilize the herbs of its locale. However, as the world grows smaller and smaller through the process of globalization and knowledge of Ayurveda spreads, the science of life is broadening its purview to herbs all over the world, and enabling itself to appropriately treat individuals from all regions.
Ayurvedic medicine utilizes a thorough methodology to learn about the nature and effects of new herbs that is based a fairly simple set of principles. Starting from the most basic and apparent qualities and proceeding to the more subtle and more complex effects, ayurvedic medicine comes to understand herbs in a natural and comprehensive way.
Ayurvedic herbs are classified according to five basic characteristics. The first and most fundamental determination of any herb is its taste and energy, collectively this set of characteristics is known as the energetics of an ayurvedic herb. There are six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, and pungent. Each taste has a certain energy, effect, and quality from a group of six contraries.  Thus, every ayurvedic herb is either heating or cooling in energy, drying or moistening in effect, and heavy or light in quality. Often herbs bear several or nearly all tastes and so have very complex energetics, but more often than not there is a primary taste which characterizes the herb. After determining the primary taste, the primary energy is determined, and then the post-digestive effect, or vipraka. This will often further determine the next characteristic of the herb, or its doshic effect.
Ayurvedic products understands the world and everything in it according to the five basic elements, and the doshas are the particular combination and manifestation of these five elements within the human being. Consequently, ayurvedic treatments are principally concerned with restoring balance to the doshas of the body through the use of herbs and minerals which likewise share in the universal qualities of the doshas and so can affect them within the body. The doshic effects of herbs is determined by the three-fold determination of its energetics, and are further qualified by the herbs effects on particular tissues which each have a special relationship with the three doshas.
The third tier of determination of the nature of ayurvedic herbs are the tissues which it predominantly affects. Even though a particular combination of taste, energy and post-digestive effect will inherently have an effect on a particular dosha, these effects can be modified greatly according to the tissue which the herb works on. Each organ and tissue of the body is primarily governed by a particular dosha, and consequently, doshic imbalance often stems from a particular organ or tissue. Therefore, the part of the body which ayurvedic herbs treat will significantly determine the manner in which its energetics affect the body. Furthermore, the particular organs or tissues which are effected will in part determine the bodily systems which are affected, which is the next tier of classification by which ayurvedic medicine understands the nature of herbs.
By bearing the aforementioned qualities and affecting various tissues in certain ways, ayurvedic herbs each effect a certain number of bodily systems, be it circulatory, respiratory, nervous, digestive etc. Ayurvedic herbs predominantly affect certain parts of the body in certain ways and this naturally renders certain bodily systems affected in similar ways. The determination of the particular systems affected is the final classification of the general qualities of an herb, however, through its combination with the former determinations is found the most specific and most practical classification, the actions of the herb.
The actions of ayurvedic herbs are determined through a synthesis of the four previous qualities and effects. Ayurvedic herbs act in various ways, for example, they can be a stimulant, an expectorant, a diuretic, an emetic, a carminative, an emenagogue etc. The determination of the actions of an herb is the culmination of the previous analysis and one of the most important determinations taken into account in the formulation of any ayurvedic product. The actions indicate how and what an herb will do to the body, and so are of utmost importance to consider in any prescription.
Through this method ayurvedic medicine has taken hundreds and thousands of herbs under its wing to include them in the economy of health which it aims to provide to all mankind. Although, ayurvedic herbs once just included those indigenous to the Asian sub-continent, ayurveda is now growing , exploring, and coming to know new herbs from all over the world. What once might have just been a common weed in the American southwest, is now also an ayurvedic herb, and is brought into the family of this ancient and living science of life.

Ayurvedic Products, How to Choose What’s Right for You

May 22, 2011

Ayurvedic is an ancient science that still proudly wears the vestiges of its roots. Many of the names and recipes of Ayurvedic date back to the ancient world from which it comes, and for those who don’t know Sanskrit the host of ancient names which seem to cloak its products can be a bit overwhelming. This might make it seem difficult to determine which products are for what purposes and which ones in particular a person wants or needs. Althoughlearning the vocabulary of Ayurveda takes some time, it is not necessary to read Sanskrit in order to find the products you need in order to utilize the benefits which Ayurvedic has to offer you. With a basic understanding of the doshas, methodology of ayurvedic treatment, and a sensitivity to your own individual needs, you can more often than not find the proper product for the treatment you require.

Ayurvedic Products understands life to be both caused by and an integral part of the universal order. Life is the fruit of the cosmos. Just as the universe is composed of the five fundamental elements, so is all of life. However, these five elements manifest in living things as three doshas, each being a union of two elements. These doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Every person is born with a doshic composition of particular ratios of these three doshas. This defines one’s fundamental constitution and is known as one’s prakruti, or nature. Similarly, everyone bears a particular disposition at each moment in time, this is known as one’s vikruti. When one’s prakruti and vikruti are identical there is health, however, when one’s vikrutistrays from their prakrutithere is disease. Understanding one’s nature or prakrutiis important for treating disease. Restoring the balance to the doshas so that one’s vikrutialigns with one’s prakruti is the purpose of ayurvedic treatment.

Ayurvedic treatment takes two general forms. It is either purgative, working to cleanse the system of ama, accumulated toxins, or it is balancing, and works to restore balance to the doshas in one’s body. Depending on the history and seriousness of a disease or condition, different methods of treatment will be required to ultimately restore balance. If there is buildup of ama in the body, ayurvedic treatment will begin by cleansing the body of this ama, and then proceed to balance the doshas. Identifying which type of treatment you need will help you determine which ayurveda products will be helpful for you. However, in most cases, the balancing actions of herbal treatments are enough, and there are a wide variety of such herbal ayurveda products for every type of condition. With a little understanding of your own constitution and imbalance you can make good headway in combating most ailments. Although, you might be wondering, ‘how do I learn about my imbalance?’

Ultimately, nobody knows you better than yourself. This is an important fact to bear in mind. The most important part in healing any disease and curing any ailment is listening to body, soul, and mind. If one is patient and open to hearing what they have to say these three will tell them everything they need to know. In the end, a good doctor is simply one who has learned how to listen well the bodies of their patients, and further understands how to give them what they need. Though not everyone is able to acquire the knowledge and skill of herbs necessary to create powerful treatments for others, everyone can immediately know what their body is telling them, and intuitively understands what it needs. Choosing the right ayurveda products more than anything else depends upon one being sensitive to the subtle signals of the body and following their lead.

Though there are thousands of ayurvedic products labeled with foreign and perhaps discouragingly long names, don’t let yourself be overwhelmed or turned away by this. With a little investigation into basic types of ayurvedic treatment and your own particular constitution you can shed a lot of light on the otherwise perplexing world of ayurvedic products. However, most important of all is that you be sensitive to the indications which your body is giving you, it will tell you the secrets of disease and health if you listen. Health is the natural state of the body, and the state to which it will always return unless otherwise inhibited. Just as the surface of a pond in the forest will settle like a smooth plane of glass when the wind stops and the leaves cease to fall, so your body and soul will find balance when the waves of agitation dissipate. Patience, and calm attentiveness are the best aids to find the ayurvedic treatments which are right for you.

Understanding Differences between Ayurvedic and Pharmaceutical Health Products

June 30, 2009

In a world inundated with all manners of personal care products it might be hard to distinguish those which are of true value from those which are not. Though difficult, it is generally important that one does this, and especially so in regard to health related products where the cost of using ineffective or even harmful products can be very high. Although there is no easy way to individually determine the value of each of the millions of health products currently in use, the world of health products is roughly divided into two groups, and identifying some distinguishing characteristics between these two can help one start to sift through the otherwise mind boggling multitude of health products available today. The two groups of products are generally natural herbal and Ayurveda products on the one hand and synthetic drugs on the other. Let’s explore a couple of the distinguishing characteristics of these two types of health products.

The different manners of production of Ayurvedic products and synthetic drugs render no small difference between the constituents of their respective products. Whereas synthetic drugs isolate and extract individual chemicals from plants or synthesize their own analogs, Ayurveda products utilize the plant in specific parts or as a whole, and this creates a fundamental difference in the nature of the products. Due to this method of production, synthetic drugs often include one, two, or at most a handful of active ingredients, while Ayurveda products include an often uncounted range of subtly distinct and natural analogs.

Although the simplicity of composition of synthetic drugs may seem to be a safer, more precise, and more effective means of treatment, it ultimately detracts from their effectiveness. In a plant, there are hundreds and thousands of chemicals some bearing only slight variations to one another and which work synergistically with eachother to render their effects more thorough and well rounded. This diversity is appropriate and necessary for the treatment of not only the complexities of a single person’s body, but even more so the diversity of bodies of the human race. The isolation of a single of chemical strips the chemical of its full effects which is found in only its natural synergistic environment and greatly limits its applicability. The use of isolated ingredients is based upon a crude overgeneralization of human and plant physiology. Modern pharmaceutical science is beginning to realize this, and often conjoins several chemicals in the same drug, but even a handful of chemicals pales in comparison to the cornucopia of active agents found in one ayurvedic herb. Furthermore, there is little known about the effects which synthesized chemicals have on the human body, both in the short and long term.

While the novelty and apparent power of synthetic chemicals is attractive, the lack of knowledge the human race has about these drugs can be disconcerting to the attentive mind. Most of the pharmaceutical products which are available for use today are not more than 10-15 years old, and almost none of them more than a century. The chemical synthesis which is done today is a relatively young science which has yet to really show its effects. Although, the manufactures and purveyors of pharmaceutical drugs do research their products, most testing is done on rats and the inescapable demands of the market do not allow them time to truly testthe products. Furthermore, even if the products were thoroughly tested in the short term, the science is just too young to allow for much generational or multi-generational testing. Consequently, those who use such drugs now are inescapably the long term, and occasionally even short term, test subjects.

Conversely, the many of the ayurvedic products which are available today are made using plants which the human race has utilized for thousands of years and according to specific formulations which date back as long. Ayurvedic herbs and treatments have been tried and tested for generations upon generations, and have thoroughly proven both their safety and efficacy. Through this time ayurveda products have been carefully honed to perfection, and with the advent of modern technology and analytical techniques these products have been yet further perfected. There is no need to play the part of the guinnea pig when it comes to ayurvedic medicine.

These are two differences between ayurvedic products and synthetic drugs which arise from the fundamentally different approaches to medical treatment formulation. Though there are many other differences which one can explore, understanding the implications of these two will give one quite a bit to chew on when deciding which route to take regarding treatment. These present important things to consider and questions to ask oneself before using any health product. For example, “What kind of side effects is this product going to have on my body?  How do I find out? Does anybody know? Is it worth the risk?” It is important not to be overwhelmed by the multitude of products and information out in the world. Start by making clear and simple distinctions and discover what is right for you. It could have a significant impact on your life.


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