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GLOSSARY OF PLANTS
Cloves have been used for centuries to relieve toothache. They are also known for their digestive properties.
This tree, originally from Australia, is known to clear the nose. It is used for its respiratory comfort-related effects.
Baccharis dracunculifolia, also known as field rosemary, is a shrub that grows abundantly in South America. It benefits bees, that forage its resin to produce green propolis. This special variety, with its very high active substance content, makes green propolis unique.
Ginger has been known for the past 5,000 years in many countries for its culinary value, but also for its other virtues. Ginger promotes digestive comfort, helps strengthen the immune defences and helps relieve travel sickness.
The fruit of the lemon tree contains large quantities of potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, iron and copper. Its juice is also an excellent source of vitamin C. Why is this? After picking, the fruit’s very thick peel protects it against the loss of this vitamin, considered to be one of the most fragile.
Current scientific research tends to show that we have not yet elucidated all of its benefits. It contributes in particular to respiratory comfort.
A true treasure trove of sweetness, mallow is a plant widely appreciated nowadays for a broad range of culinary uses. It is known, in particular, to contribute to respiratory comfort.
Peppermint has an immediately refreshing action. It is used in many ways: fresh, as an essential oil, in infusion, etc. Known for its effects on digestion, its intense flavour distinguishes it from the other mint varieties.
Used for centuries as a major remedy, plantain has now been somewhat abandoned. It possesses numerous virtues however, contributing in particular to respiratory comfort.
Pomegranate is the fruit of the pomegranate tree, a member of the Lythraceae family. Once considered to be the preferred fruit of the Egyptian gods, it provides vitamin C and antioxidants when consumed as fresh fruit or juice.
A digestive plant par excellence, sage possesses numerous virtues. It contributes in particular to respiratory comfort.
Watercress is characterized by creeping shoots that only grow under water. In food usage, watercress is known for its high calcium, pro-vitamin A, iron, magnesium and vitamin C content.