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These plants shown below represent a few of the wide range used by Phytosynthese.

CYNARA CARDUNCULUS ARTICHOKE

The artichoke, from the Asteraceae family, is native to Mediterranean Europe, but is also cultivated on the American continent.
Different studies showed the digestive and depurative properties on the body. Thus, it is hepatoprotective and cholesterol-lowering. The leaves of this plant are the parts which contain the most interesting chemical constituents, including phenolic compounds and flavonoids.

TURMERIC CURCUMA LONGA

Turmeric, from the Zingiberaceae family, is native to tropical Asia and India. It is also found and cultivated in Africa and the West Indies. It has been shown by different studies, that the turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in the digestive tract. Rhizomes are the part of the plant containing most chemical compounds, in particular the curcuminoids.

PEUMUS BOLDUS BOLDO

Boldo, from the Monimiaceae family, is native to the mountainous regions and arid hillsides of Chile. According to studies, the main properties of this plant are hepatobiliary stimulation and a hepatoprotectivity. The leaves are used mostly, as they contain alkaloids such as boldine.

TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRAECUM LINNAEUS FENUGREEK

The fenugreek, from the Fabaceae family, is native to the Middle East and India. This plant is also cultivated in Europe and North America. Different studies have shown that fenugreek has anabolic and antiprotozoal properties. The seeds of this plant are rich in steroid saponins, such as diosgenin.

ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS ROSEMARY

The rosemary, from the Lamiaceae family, is native to the Mediterranean region, especially in Spain, Morocco and Tunisia. This plant is known for its antioxidant properties and its spasmolytic effect on the biliary tracts. The leaves are the parts of the plant containing the most interesting chemical compounds, including phenolic diterpenes and carnosic acid.

EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus, from the Myrtaceae family, is native to Australia and has been introduced to many other parts of the world (Europe, South East Asia, Africa, America). This plant is known to have antibacterial and decongestant activities for respiration. The leaves and twigs are used to make the essential oil, which is rich in cineole.

CINNAMOMUM AROMATICUM C. NEES, LAURUS CASSIA L. CINNAMON

Cinnamon, from the Lauraceae family originates from China, Vietnam and Indonesia. It is known to have digestive antimicrobial properties. The leaves, twigs and bark are used for the production of essential oil, which is rich in cinnamaldehyde.

TANACETUM VULGARE TANSY

The tansy, from the Asteraceae family, is native to Europe and Eurasia. It is known for its deworming properties. Leaves, flowers and stems are the most interesting parts for its sesquiterpenic lactone content.