About Our Superior Granules
Legendary Herbs offers a complete line of granule extracts. When practitioners purchase products from Legendary Herbs, they are taking advantage of world-class quality assurance practices and an incredibly direct supply chain to one of the world’s sophisticated granule producers. We offer some of the most consistent and potent granules on the market and our supplier’s quality control and research divisions shape the standards of the industry.
Our granule products are distinguished by their similarity to a raw herb decoction; they dissolve well in hot water and the color, flavor, and aroma comes out remarkably like a decoction. The secret to our granules lies in the use of high-quality raw herbs and new generation technology.
Excellent Raw Materials and Techniques
-Rigorous selection of superior raw herbs based on laboratory analysis of active ingredients, cultivation conditions, and traditional quality discernment.
-Raw herbs are sourced through established relationships at over 320 farms and production regions spanning 22 provinces in China. Many individual herbs come from GAP (Good Agricultural Practices)-certified farms or ethically wild-crafted sources.
-Click here for an interactive, searchable map that traces the origins of all the raw herbs used to make our granules!
-Botanical identity is ensured based on TLC, HPLC, microscopy, and traditional macroscopic assessment by trained experts. Great attention is given to ideal growing regions and species, and extensive quality assurance testing is used from the farm to the finished product.
-Tianjiang is closely involved in the shaping of China’s national standards on extraction techniques and thin-layer chromotagraphy testing of granules.
-Sulfur is never used on the incoming raw herbs. Many products are prepared fresh from a single crop in a one annual batch shortly after harvest.
-To optimize the extraction process, research is used to determine the ideal decoction time, temperature, water-to-herb ratio, pao zhi method, and maximum concentration ratio of each individual herb. A fully automated system of new generation extraction machines allows the decoction process to be customized for each herb.
-We offer the most extensive selection of herbs with different forms of traditional processing (pao zhi) in the industry
-Tianjiang is a fully licensed, state-approved pharmaceutical company that supplies over 1000 large TCM hospitals in China. Tianjiang is GMP-certified and exports to 22 countries around the world, including Germany, Australia, Singapore, and the UK.
-Tested for authenticity and potency with microscopy, HPLC, GC-MS, and TLC, using identity and potency testing at both the raw material and finished product stages.
-Advanced heavy metal testing on all products with ICP-AES. Verified by independent laboratories in the USA and Germany.
-Microbiology testing confirms the absence of microorganisms and pesticide residues. Additional third-party testing for pesticide residues is conducted in Germany.
Sophisticated Extraction Methods
-Extracted with only purified water to replicate a traditional decoction.
-Evaporated completely at a low temperature to allow for maximum concentration without damage to delicate constituents.
-Complete capture and re-introduction of volatile oils to maximize flavor and efficacy.
-Tianjiang’s patented extraction methods utilize a new generation of technology, producing granules that dissolve better and come out like a decoction.
About Tianjiang Pharmaceutical
Tianjiang Pharmaceutical is a global leader in producing granule extracts. Tianjiang was the first Chinese company to produce granules and it has remained the leader in the field in both quality and safety. Tianjiang supplies over 1000 large Chinese hospitals and a full 25% of their staff is dedicated to research. Tianjiang’s granules have been used in dozens of clinical trials in China and Tianjiang is a key contributor to China’s currently developing national standards on granule extracts. Their highly acclaimed research division has conducted groundbreaking research in the medicinal characteristics of Chinese herbs and has developed important new processes for producing granule extracts. Tianjiang has received more awards and government grants than any other granule producer.
In addition to receiving tremendous support from China’s State Administration of TCM and Ministry of Health, Tianjiang was entrusted by the Chinese government to produce the entire state supply of herbal medicine during the SARS epidemic. Tianjiang holds patents on numerous aspects of extraction technology, and its products are produced under pharmaceutical GMP standards.
When it comes to selecting which herbs to provide to their patients, price is seldom the deciding factor for most practitioners. This is the way it should be. However; the price of medicinals is a significant cost for both the practitioner and the patient, and cannot be ignored. Tianjiang and Legendary Herbs have united to create a direct connection between Western practitioners and China’s most trusted producer of granule extracts. This direct connection provides customers with an incredibly high quality product at the best price available in the industry.