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OUR "WELL-BEING" PLANTS

 


All our plants selected in our well-being range are listed in this page. Find out about more them, their properties and how to use them.

 

 





    

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Burdock

  • Latin name: Arctium lappa
  • Common name(s): Burdock
  • Family: Asteraceae

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Description

It is a 0.5 to 2 m high biennial plant with a robust fluted stem, growing in Europe at the edge of paths. It blossoms every other year and its big pink-purple flower heads are surrounded with hooks. Its flowers contain fruits, small light brown-red pips or akenes. Its root is long, brown on the outside and white inside.

Virtues of the plant

Burdock roots are traditionally known to help fight skin conditions. Also they are known to ease body elimination functions.

Terms of use

To facilitate elimination of body waste in a traditional manner the recommended dosage is 6 to 18g a day of infused dried burdock roots. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) should be observed. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.

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Dandelion

  • Latin name: Taraxacum officinale
  • Common name(s): Dandelion
  • Family: Asteraceae

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Description

It’s a perennial plant 5 to 50cm in height, without stem. Its taproot bears a set of leaves spread in a circle from the neck. The jagged leaves are curved. At the beginning of spring appear the stems bearing the bright yellow flower tops, exclusively composed of ligules.

Virtues of the plant

Dandelion leaves are traditionally used to facilitate the elimination of body waste.

Terms of use

To help facilitate the elimination of body waste in the traditional manner the recommended dosage of infused dandelion leaves is 4 to 10g a day. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) should be observed. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.

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Fennel

  • Latin name: Foeniculum vulgare
  • Common name(s): Fennel
  • Family: Apiaceae

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Description

It’s a big perennial plant with high green stems, interspersed with blue. The leaves are large and divided into thin soft strips. From June to August the flowers are yellow and arranged in terminal umbels. The fruits are dark grey, slender and striped. Fennel when crumpled releases a pleasant sweet lemony-aniseed fragrance.

Virtues of the plant

The fruit of the fennel is traditionally used for difficult digestion with spasms, bloating and flatulence. Also it can be used to boost the immune system and the antioxidant activity. It is useful to ease the difficulties of menopause and menstrual flow, as well as maintain the production of mother’s milk.

Terms of use

To improve digestion in the traditional manner, the recommended dose of infused crushed fennel fruit is between 5 to 7g a day. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) should be observed. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.

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Hawthorn

  • Latin name: Crataegus monogyna Jacq.
  • Common name(s): Hawthorn
  • Family: Rosaceae

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Description

It is a 2 to 4m high bush to be found in hedges and at the edge of woods. Its branches have light grey bark on young bushes turning brown later; the bark is smooth with hardy thorns. Its deciduous leaves are divided into 3 or 7 very deep and non-serrated lobes. White flowers blossom in the spring.

Virtues of the plant

Hawthorn flower tops are traditionally used to help decrease nervousness and ensure a sound sleep.

Terms of use

To help you decrease your stress and sleep soundly in a traditional manner, the recommended dosage for hawthorn flower tops is a 1.5g infusion taken 3 to 4 times a day. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) should be observed. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.

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Hibiscus

  • Latin name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
  • Common name(s): Hibiscus
  • Family: Malvaceae

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Description

It ‘s a bush 1 to 3 metres in height growing in tropical regions of both hemispheres. The leaves are ovoid at the bottom of the plant and palmate with 3 leaflets along the stem. Its big and pretty red, mauve, crimson, greenish-white flowers (dependant on the species) have 6 petals which are free or slightly welded together at the base. It produces small round fruits. Among the thousands of hibiscus types, only a few are used in plant therapy (Hibiscus sabdariffa, Hibiscus rosa sinensis, Hibiscus cannabinus…)

Virtues of the plant

As it diminishes the feeling of heavy legs Hibiscus is traditionally used to assuage venous and vascular problems. Highly tonic and stimulating, rich in vitamin C, it is also known to help you feel more energetic and reduce physical and mental fatigue.

Terms of use

To help restore the feeling of light legs in the traditional manner, the recommended infused dose is 1.5g a day. Likewise to help you recover your energy the recommended dose of infused hibiscus flowers is 1.5g a day. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) should be observed. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.

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Lemon Balm

  • Latin name: Mélissa officinalis
  • Common name(s): Lemon balm
  • Family: Lamiaceae

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Description

This perennial plant 30 to 80 cm in height grows in clumps and has numerous stems with big oval leaves, jagged and waffled-looking. The small flowers are yellowish turning white or pink and bloom from June to September.

Virtues of the plant

Lemon balm leaves are traditionally used to help you reduce irritability, agitation, anxiety and help you sleep soundly. They are also used to help facilitate digestion and contribute to normal intestinal function.

Terms of use

To help you allay your stress and irritability in a traditional manner, the recommended dosage of infused lemon balm leaves ranges from 4 to 9g a day. To ease your digestion and contribute to normal intestinal function, the recommended dosage of infused lemon balm leaves ranges from 4 to 9g a day. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) should be observed. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.

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Mate

  • Latin name: Ilex paraguariensis St-Hil.
  • Common name(s): Mate
  • Family: Aquifoliaceae

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Description

Mate is a shrub 20 m in height when wild, growing in the mountains of Paraguay. It becomes bushy when trimmed for culture. It has large persistent leaves and white flowers, with red berries like holly.

Virtues of the plant

Mate leaves are traditionally used to facilitate loss of weight to supplement diet measures, to stimulate the degradation of fat and control your weight.

Terms of use

To help in a traditional manner to facilitate loss of weight in addition to dieting, stimulate fat breakdown and keep your weight in check the recommended dose of mate leaves infused is 2.5g in 150ml of water several times a day. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) should be observed. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.

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Peppermint

  • Latin name: Mentha piperita
  • Common name(s): peppermint
  • Family: Lamiaceae

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Description

Peppermint is a hybrid between water mint and spearmint. This perennial plant 30 to 80 cm in height spreads easily. Its stem is square carrying many branches and bears oval jagged leaves of a pretty deep-green colour. Its grouped purple flowers have short and compact terminal ears. It has a very pleasant aromatic fragrance, both fresh and sharp.

Virtues of the plant

Dried peppermint leaves are traditionally used for treating symptomatic digestive disorders like bloating, flatulence, slow digestion, tummy spasms.

Terms of use

To help find digestive comfort in the traditional manner the recommended dosage of infused dried peppermint leaves ranges from 4.5 to 9g a day. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) should be observed. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet. Pregnant women and children under 12 should abstain from taking peppermint. It may contain essential oil of peppermint. It is advisable to follow a healthy diversified and balanced diet.

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Red vine

  • Latin name: Vitis vinifera
  • Common name(s): red vine
  • Family: Vitaceae

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Description

It’s a climbing plant with jagged leaves with a fluffy underside, with clustered very light green flowers. In the spring leaves are green turning to scarlet red at the end of the summer. It produces its "grapes" in bunches at the beginning of the autumn.

Virtues of the plant

Red vine leaves are traditionally used to fight venous insufficiency, heavy legs, alterations in the vein wall (varicose veins and haemorrhoids).

Terms of use

To help you recover a proper blood flow and the sensation of light legs in the traditional manner, the recommended dosage of infused red vine leaves is 5g a day. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) should be observed. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.

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Rosehip

  • Latin name: Rosa canina L.
  • Common name(s): Rosehip
  • Family: Rosaceae

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Description

It is an ovoid-shaped bright red berry. It is the fruit of the dog rose or wild rose. This 2 to 3m high thorny shrub grows in hedges, edges of forests, wastelands. Stems have thorns and bear jagged green leaves and pretty white or pink flowers with a yellow heart. The fruit is used in herbal medicine. Botanically speaking the rosehip is a false fruit from the transformation of the floral conceptacle of the dog rose.

Virtues of the plant

The rosehip is traditionally used to feel more energetic.

Terms of use

To help you recover energy in the traditional manner the recommended dosage of rosehip drunk in a tisane is 2 to 2.5g a day. Use the recommended daily allowance. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.

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Energy solution fortified with vitamin C

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Tea plant

  • Latin name: Camellia sinensis ou Thea sinensis
  • Common name(s): Tea plant
  • Family: Theaceae

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Description

Tea is an evergreen tree belonging to the theaceae family. The wild plant can reach up to 10 metres. When cultivated its height is comprised between 1.5 to 2m. Its evergreen leaves are bright and dark green. They are picked when young and not yet fully grown. The flowers of the tea plant are white to light yellow, isolated or in small groups. They have at least 5 light yellow or cream coloured petals. On cultivated teas flowers are not allowed to bloom. Tea leaves are processed differently to obtain either green, black or oolong tea. To obtain green tea, the freshest leaves are dried with the buds. To obtain oolong tea leaves are left to wither in the sun, then slightly ground and partially left to ferment. To obtain black tea the fermentation process is carried further.

Virtues of the plant

Infused green tea leaves are traditionally used to facilitate weight loss to supplement diet measures. Green tea helps you control your weight and stimulate fat breakdown. Infused green tea leaves are also traditionally used to foster normal functions of urinary excretion. Green tea is also known to help in the elimination of water from kidneys.

Terms of use

To help you control your weight in the traditional manner the recommended dosage of infused green tea leaves must be more than 1.5g a day. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) should be observed. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.

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Turmeric

  • Latin name: Curcuma longa
  • Common name(s): Curcuma
  • Family: Zingiberaceae

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Description

It is a long perennial plant about 1m high with a large underground rhizome of about 10cm in diameter. At the top of the root are wide green leaves. When cut up it has an orange colour and a pleasant smell.

Virtues of the plant

Turmeric root is traditionally used to facilitate digestion.

Terms of use

To facilitate digestion in the traditional manner the recommended dosage of turmeric root drunk in a tisane is 1.3g a day in 150ml of boiling water. Use the recommended daily allowance. It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.

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