Global Market and Demand:
The global markets of Safed Musli are in U.S.A. Britain and other European countries as well as Australia, Japan and even China. Japan and China have the highest per capita consumption of botanical medicines in the world. Whereas Ayurvedic medicine is a novelty in United States and Britain, it is more costly than synthesized vitamins and nutrients. Modern Ayurvedic products are sold over the counter as health foods in thousands of retail stores in U.S.A.
The Health Food Trade in the United States and Europe has typically been growing in average of 12% to 15% per year. According to a survey by The International council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, the world market for herbal remedies and organic food was a total of $19.4 Billion in the year 2000, with Europe in the lead, followed by U.S.A, itself 6.8 Billion, Japan $2.2 billion, Australia and New Zealand $2.2 Billion, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei $2.7 Billion, and rest of the world share.
The market in China is very large and is shared by public and private companies. There are top 30 private companies producing traditional Chinese Medicinea that are listed on the domestic stock exchange. There are also many State-owned manufacturers. China exports over 5 Billion in Chinese medicine, herbal products and natural food to the worldís market.
According to a report in 1995, India exported only under $60 Million Dollars in herbal products to the worldís market, including essential oils. The recent study indicates, India has reached, exporting herbal products, some natural food, herbs and spices more than $300 million dollars, among them, Plantago Ovata (Psyllium) is the biggest seller in the worldís market. The 2nd best sellers are Senna, gymnema, valerian, gugul, ashwagandha, curcumin, black pepper and garcinia. However, India is further behind in exporting herbal and natural products to the worldís market than China or Japan.
The World's Demand of Safed Musli:
The worldís demand of Safed Musli is over 50,000 Tons, and is much higher than present production, which is less than 5,000 Tons in various farmlands in India.
Best Nutrition Products U.S.A is seriously looking for farmers who would like to grow these medicinal plants especially in my home state of Orissa. We can grow in the mountain areas of Orissa. We will prepay for the cultivation through a Bank loan to each and every farmer and collect all Safed Mulsi, (Gaichira) a diamond under the ground. We need to plant it on the ground and harvest it for the worldís market.