Process for providing herbal medicants in cellulose derivative capsules

  • US 6,238,696 B1
  • Filed: 01/07/2000
  • Issued: 05/29/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A process for providing non-lipid, liquid form herbal extracts in cellulose derivative capsules, the process comprising the steps of:

  • (a) extracting an herbal plant material with an aqueous alcohol to provide a aqueous alcoholic herbal extract;

    (b) adding sufficient glycerin to the aqueous alcohol herbal extract to maintain the herbal extract in solution or dispersed in the alcohol mixture;

    (c) removing alcohol and water from the aqueous alcoholic herbal extract to provide glycerin base liquid or semi-soft form herbal extract having a moisture content of less than 10 percent by weight; and

    (d) encapsulating the herb extract having a moisture content of less than 10 percent by weight in a cellulose derivative capsule.

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