The process was actually developed in the 15th century by Paracelsus, who was considered a physician and was ahead of his time. He was an innovator, and, some of the methods he brought forth are still in use today, centuries after his death. Hahnemann, the father of homeopathy, took some of his information from Paracelsus. The information he wrote about the spagyric process is very incomplete. Today, Forza Vitale (Vital Force) laboratory in Italy has perfected this process.
Why is the spagyric process superior to other methods of extraction? Other extraction processes make a percolation, like a tea, and then the plant residual raw plant material is thrown away. It is now well known that this plant left over raw material contains numerous quantities of medicinal and nutritional properties, including glycosides, that have many biological activities, and trace minerals (oligo-elements) that are locked up in the matrix, the cellulite, and cannot be fully released via water, glycerin, or alcohol extraction alone in sufficient amounts, and are therefore lost in other methods of extractions.
Depending on the botanical specie, the plant is put through multiple extractions:
• First is the 60% Organic Grape alcohol, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, and water naturally contained in the fresh embryonic tissue (in the right order for that specific plant).
• The residual raw fiber material is put through a process that liquefies it.
• At this point, the trace minerals and trapped glycosides have been released from the cellulose matrix. These minerals and glycosides are very important because most botanicals and herbals work primarily by their ability to provide large amounts of trace minerals.
The plant, in actuality, has been completely liquefied; nothing of the plant is thrown away as in other methods. Mineral salts and oligo-elements (inorganic chemistry) components of the organism represent between 4-5% of the human body weight, so keeping these intact is crucial.