Cardamom is one of the most expensive spices in the world and has long been traded along the ancient spice routes.
Being backed by traditional knowledge for centuries regarding its medicinal properties, together with present-day scientific research publications, there has been ample proof for its proven therapeutic benefits in several diseases.
Elakayre offers its scientifically researched and patented formulation, Recovereez, in various forms so customers can create their own products that harness the clinically proven benefits of our formula. Recovereez is available as a standardized essential oil, ideal for soft gelatin capsule products, micro-encapsulated powder suited for hard gel HPMC capsules, mouth-dissolving thin films with taste-masked powder, or nano emulsions.
Our cardamom essential oil is produced using carefully selected cardamom pods grown across plantations in the Idukki district of Kerala State in Southern India. This meticulous selection process ensures that the oil extracted has a high concentration of 1-8 cineole at 51%, which empowers it with profound anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulating properties. As a result, our cardamom essential oil possesses a sharp, penetrating aroma that sets it apart from regular cardamom essential oil.
This product is ideal for clients seeking to harness the science-backed therapeutic effects of cardamom oil, particularly in products such as soft gel capsules.
Our exclusive blend of cardamom and rosemary essential oils, containing 51% 1-8 cineole, is carefully converted into an encapsulated format using spray drying alongside food-grade excipients. This meticulous process ensures the preservation of the therapeutic benefits and exact profile of the essential oils.
This offering is specifically designed for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies that wish to incorporate our products into HPMC capsules, making it an ideal choice for those seeking to harness the unique properties of our encapsulated cardamom and rosemary essential oil blend.
Our functional shots, infused with a proprietary blend of cardamom and rosemary essential oils, offer a delightful mango and grape flavor while effectively masking any undesirable taste. With a high concentration of 1-8 cineole at 51%, these shots are ideal for nutraceutical companies looking to expand their product line.
These functional shots are particularly suitable for leveraging the anti-inflammatory properties of our blend, making them a valuable addition to respiratory condition-focused products. Additionally, they can be incorporated into functional drinks aimed at reducing the risk of cancer.
We have partnered with a reputable leader in thin film technology for drug delivery to bring you a range of mouth dissolving strips infused with the delightful flavors of cardamom and rosemary essential oils.
This product is specifically tailored for pharmaceutical companies catering to the dental market, as well as those interested in exploring opportunities in niche markets. These flavored mouth dissolving strips have the potential to become benchmark offerings in these markets, opening doors to broader possibilities.
Our core offering includes a taste-masked proprietary Nano-emulsion, designed to deliver the powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of 1-8 cineole, the key bioactive compound found in cardamom and rosemary essential oils.
This versatile product is specifically developed for pharmaceutical companies, offering multiple usage formats to cater to different needs and applications.
Our specially formulated nano-emulsion exhibits remarkable anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, making it an ideal choice for use in lower concentrations as a topical wound spray. This versatile product is suitable for various applications, ranging from minor cuts and bruises at home to postoperative wounds and diabetic wounds.
Pharmaceutical companies can leverage this product for multiple purposes, such as developing over-the-counter wound spray products or enhancing their existing wound care product lines
Bringing scientific evidence of the natural anti-inflammatory effect of cardamom bioactive was our first task at Recovereez®. This was achieved through systematic preclinical and clinical studies, which enabled us to obtain a patent for our formulation. We now offer Recovereez® in various formats, allowing customers to use it "as it is" or blend it with other supplements for better results in specific conditions.
Currently, it is not practical to trace the farm-sourced materials for cardamom in India, as most growers sell their products through e-auction. Contract farming in cardamom by major procurement companies is not a common practice. Essential oil manufacturers source cardamom from the e-auctions and offer their final products.
At Elakayre, we are making every effort to pilot a blockchain integration with the Internet of Things by adopting intelligent practices in cardamom cultivation on our own plantation. This is an effort to introduce plantation site traceability, even to the level of monitoring fertigation and pesticide management. Elakayre Farm Labs and its team then intend to perfect this model in the coming years and hope to bring a scalable model with this effort.
We believe that, as a start-up, we stand out from the crowd because our approach begins at the source and extends to the finished product. We are the first start-up company that focuses on small cardamom, starting from its farm practices and using sustainable methods for drying, processing, and extracting essential oils. We also add value to these oils by creating products in the cardamom nutraceutical segment.
Finally, we conduct scientifically conducted clinical trials to ensure the effectiveness of the final product. The entire journey of small cardamom from plantation to end-user has been deeply thought through and researched by Team Elakayre, enabling innovation at every step of the way.
Cardamom cultivation is a labor-intensive process that occurs almost year-round. Skilled labor is necessary for the crucial step of hand-picking select pods from each plant every 40 days. After harvest, the finished dried cardamom often only weighs 18-20% of the weight of the harvested cardamom. Mechanization is not feasible in cardamom plantations, and innovation challenges mainly focus on automating fertigation and irrigation.
At Elakayre, our innovative thinking is directed at finding ways to reduce costs. This would benefit both us and the end-users who consume cardamom nutraceuticals. By continuing to develop new solutions and embracing technology, we strive to make cardamom cultivation more efficient and sustainable
At our plantation, we closely collaborate with our management team, which includes medical doctors and other professionals, to adopt the latest farming practices and maximize the potential of cardamom. This natural gift is endowed with powerful bio-actives such as 1-8 cineol and alpha-terpineol. We are passionate about creating value-added products in the untapped cardamom nutraceutical segment, with a specific focus on niche areas such as diabetes, bronchial asthma, fatty liver, and Alzheimer’s disease. Join us in uncovering the benefits of this amazing spice and enhancing your well-being!
One of the main challenges facing cardamom and its potential as a nutraceutical is the lack of awareness among doctors about its many benefits. That’s why we’ve created an innovative program at Elakayre called the “Sci tour.” Each month, we showcase a different topic related to cardamom on our social media channels and invite doctors and scientists to visit our plantation, interact with our management team, and learn about the processes involved in creating value-added products. Our goal is to help more medical professionals understand the incredible potential of this natural spice and its bio-actives, such as 1-8 cineol and alpha-terpineol, for improving health outcomes. Join us on a journey of discovery and find out how cardamom can transform your practice!
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