13.06.2012 in Group Companies by admin 0

Bio Extracts – innovation based on tradition



A member of the Expolanka group of companies, Bio Extracts (Pvt) Ltd is the manufacturer of the Baraka range range of herbal products, which are based around the black seed (scientific name – Nigella Sativa) also known as black cumin or black caraway.




An annual flowering plant, the fruit from Nigella Sativa is a large capsule that is composed of 3 to 7 follicles, each containing a number of seeds. These seeds are a core ingredient of approximately 70% of all Ayurvedic formulas and have been used for centuries by cultures in Asia, the Middle-East and Africa for medicinal purposes.




As stated by Sattar Kassim, Managing Director, Bio Extracts,


There have been countless studies performed on the therapeutic benefits and applications of various herbs and herbal extracts. Much of this research presents strong evidence that taking herbal supplements in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle can be beneficial

In fact, ongoing research continues to show new benefits of this remarkable plant, which may also include killing prostate cancer cells.

Used in combination with Sri Lanka’s bountiful herbal riches, Bio Extracts has developed a range of six different categories of supplements, which are Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Health Food, Over The Counter (OTC) Drugs, Bulk Oils, Cold Pressed Oils and Essential Oils.

In the words of Riza Bahardeen, Director/CEO Bio Extracts

…combined with the rich herbs of Sri Lanka evolved the range of the Baraka healthcare products. The herbal and natural raw materials used in the supplements are Black seed, Garlic, Bees Honey, Bees Wax, Natural Vitamin E, Cod Liver Oil, Evening Primrose oil, along with many Sri Lankan herbs and spices,

These products include:

  • Baraka GarliCHOL, a natural remedy for the control of high blood cholesterol containing garlic oil and black seed oil.
  • Karapincha Plus, which uses another traditional Sri Lankan herb along with black seed to provide a product that has many all-round health benefits.
  • Cinnamon Plus, a capsule that has cinnamon powder and black seed powder and utilises the ability of black seed to activate the effect of cinnamon, which helods control blood pressure and which is an anti-oxidant.
  • Baraka Black Seed Cream which hase antifungal, antibacterial, smooth muscle relaxant effects for insect bites, burns, cuts, boils and wounds.

At Expolanka, we are extremely proud of Bio Extracts (Pvt) Ltd, a company that uses age-old wisdom to create innovative and relevant products for the 21st century lifestyle. This success has been reflected in numerous awards, which include:

  • Achiever’s of Industrial Excellence – The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries.
  • NCE Export Awards – National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka
  • Presidential Export Awards – Export Development Board
  • National Business Excellence Awards – National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

To find out more about this fascinating company, visit http://www.baraka.lk

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