Plants

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The few plants presented below are part of a wider range of plants used by Phytosynthese.

CYNARA CARDUNCULUS ARTICHOKE

The artichoke, from the Asteraceae family, is native of 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 of 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

The boldo, from the family of Monimiaceae, is native of the mountainous areas and arid hillsides of Chile. According to various studies, this plant has for main properties to be a hepatobiliary stimulant and a hepatoprotective. The leaves are the most used and mainly contain alkaloids, such as the boldine.

TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRAECUM LINNAEUS FENUGREEK

The fenugreek, from the Fabaceae family, is native of 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 of 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

The eucalyptus, from the family of Myrtaceae, is native of Australia and has been introduced in many parts of the world (Europe, South East Asia, Africa, America). This plant is known for its antibacterial and decongestant properties in the respiratory sphere. The leaves and twigs are the parts of the plant used to make it its essential oil, rich in cineole.

CINNAMOMUM AROMATICUM C. NEES, LAURUS CASSIA L. CINNAMON

Cinnamon, from the Lauraceae family, originates from China, Vietnam and Indonesia. This plant is known for its antimicrobial properties in the digestive sphere. Leaves, twigs and bark are the most interesting parts of the plant, especially for the production of its essential oil, 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.