Indian botanical extract manufacturer and exporter Arjuna Natural Extracts has received an official approval from the Belgian Government to market its Herbagut blend for overall wellness in the country.

The company claims that Herbagut is a combination of 14 herbal extracts, which have been approved by the European Commission (EC) as non-Novel Food.

The EC has also approved the use of these herbal extracts in food supplements.

For producing this herbal blend, the company used botanical ingredients such as curcumin, ginger, pepper and other ayurvedic ingredients, as well as formulated them according to an ancient Indian recipe.

"The recognition by Belgium Food & Safety authorities means acceptance throughout the EU."

According to the company, Herbagut is safe to use in food supplements as it offers a wide range of health benefits such as improving gut microflora, mitigating constipation, relieving heartburn and other digestive health issues.

Arjuna joint managing director Benny Antony said: "The recognition by Belgium Food & Safety authorities means acceptance throughout the EU.

"It's also a natural step in our strategy to lead the market in Indian herbal ingredients, not only regionally but also in the EU market."

Arjuna Natural opened an office in Brussels in order to help and better serve its customers in the region.

Antony added: "We have a comprehensive understanding of the complex European food regulation. This places us in an excellent position to offer our European customers complete commercial, technical, and regulatory support."

Image: The Belgium Government granted permission to Arjuna Natural Extracts to market its proprietary herbal blend in the country. Photo: courtesy of Arjuna Natural Extracts.