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Our plants and active ingredients

Desmodium is a plant native to West Africa where its leaves were used in the past to purify the body. Desmodium works to protect the liver, a very important organ whose role is to rid the body of unnecessary substances and waste products of metabolism. The antioxidant properties of this plant also protect the liver from the potential negative effects of certain medications, alcohol and stress, and help reduce liver inflammation.

Traditionally used for digestive disorders and to stimulate diuretic effects, dandelion roots offer multiple benefits. Dandelion supports the action of the liver and relieves sensations of abdominal heaviness and bloating. It thus stimulates the body’s detoxification capacities. With its diuretic properties, dandelion activates the elimination of toxins by the kidneys and helps purify the blood. Along with the liver, the kidneys are the main organs that evacuate waste from the body.

Traditionally used for digestive disorders, artichoke leaves help detoxify the body and protect the liver. The liver is a very important organ that influences multiple biological functions and is heavily strained by our modern lifestyle. The antioxidant properties of artichoke also protect the liver from the potential negative effects of certain medications, alcohol and stress, and stimulate cell regeneration. Moreover, artichoke improves digestion in case of dietary excesses.

Traditionally used to reduce anxiety and digestive disorders, angelica roots have many benefits. Whether occasional or chronic, anxiety puts the body in a constant state of alert. As for sleep, it corresponds to the relaxation and slowing of the body, as opposed to the state of hypervigilance associated with anxiety. Angelica roots reduce anxiety and thereby improve sleep quality by promoting calm and relaxation.

Lemon balm is a plant cultivated throughout Europe where its leaves have traditionally been used for their calming properties, to help improve sleep and treat digestive disorders. Its calming effect is also useful for managing stress, which can negatively influence sleep quality. By fighting stress and anxiety, it contributes to the relaxation required for good-quality sleep. It is also recommended for the treatment of sleep disorders such as insomnia.

Echinacea is a plant native to North America whose roots offer many benefits. Echinacea protects the body when its immune defences are not optimal. External factors such as stress, deficiency or lack of sleep can weaken the immune system. Echinacea also has antibacterial and antiviral effects, making its use even more relevant for the prevention and treatment of certain infectious diseases.

Passionflower is a plant native to the southern United States and to Mexico. It has a calming effect on the nervous system enabling it to reduce the hyperarousal state often associated with sleep disorders, make it easier to fall asleep, and improve overall sleep quality and duration.

Harpagophytum is a plant native to South Africa whose roots have many beneficial properties. It has traditionally been used to treat joint pain as well as minor digestive disorders. Due to its analgesic and
anti-inflammatory effects, Harpagophytum is used to treat painful joint conditions such as arthritis. By calming pain and inflammation, Harpagophytum helps maintain joint mobility.

Ashwagandha is a plant native to India whose roots and leaves provide multiple benefits. This plant is used in Ayurvedic medicine to boost physical and mental capacities and improve sleep. It is considered one of the most powerful adaptogenic plants, i.e. it improves the body’s ability to withstand the harmful effects of various environmental factors. It is therefore extremely useful for fighting the effects of modern lifestyle on our bodies.

Maca is a plant native to South America. Considered a
super-food, it is used as a medicinal plant. Often nicknamed “Peruvian ginseng”, Maca is renowned for its stimulating properties. It is an adaptogenic plant, which means it improves the body’s resistance to stress. It also improves physical endurance and performance and optimizes recovery, making it an ally for athletes. Energizing, it boosts vitality and supports learning and memory.

Rhodiola is a plant native to the cold mountainous regions of the Arctic and Siberia. Its roots are used to relieve symptoms of stress. It is an adaptogenic plant, i.e. it improves the body’s ability to withstand the harmful effects of various environmental factors. Rhodiola also has anti-fatigue and stimulating action and increases physical and mental capacities. Furthermore, it improves emotional balance by increasing levels of certain neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine).

Schisandra is a plant native to China whose berries have many beneficial properties. It is an adaptogenic plant, which means it improves the body’s resistance to stress and helps restore its balance. By regulating the body, it limits the impact of stress. It also stimulates the nervous system thereby improving physical and mental performance, endurance, memory and concentration. It is therefore particularly useful in situations of chronic fatigue or overwork, and for athletes.

Ginseng is a plant native to Asia whose roots have multiple benefits. Ginseng is an adaptogenic plant, which means it improves the body’s resistance to stress and helps restore its balance. Its invigorating effect helps improve physical capacities, recovery and cognitive function. By stimulating brain activity, it improves concentration and recall. Energizing, and with supposedly aphrodisiac virtues, Ginseng also seems to stimulate the immune system.

Our plants and active ingredients