Digestion and Intestinal Health
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"The ginger root is known for over 6000 years in India and China to treat stomach ailments, diarrhea and qualms but widely spread because of its culinary use. Actually, several double blind studies with placebo have established the effectiveness of ginger in the treating of pregnancy and post-operatory nausea. The E-Commision for phytotherapy recognizes the medical use of the ginger root to treat digestive disorders and to prevent nausea caused by travelling."
Native to Europe, mint species have spread around the world up to Northern America, Australia and even Japan. Grown since antiquity for their medical properties, they have been found in an Egyption tomb errected in 1000 a.D. Mentha arvensis is a spcies of mint belonging to the Lamiace family, It is an herbal plant with a strong aromatic smell, from 10 to 60 cm high, with verticil flowers situated in the axil of the leaves, The leaves are oval, pointed and dentate. This hardy plant flowers from july till september and likes ditches, swamps and damp meadows,
Native to china, bergamot belongs to the botanic family of the Rutaceae under which we also find all the citrus fruits: lemon, mandarin, grapefruit and orange. The essence, obtained through cold pressing of the zest, has very subtile citrine and cosy fragrance, and its atmospheric diffusion seduces evryone.
"Native to China, bitter orange spread under the Mediterranean climate. Bitter orange or bigarade provides an essential oil with a very pleasant odour. Simply inhaling this oil brings calm, relaxation and harmony, explaining its obvious usefulness for air diffusion in places where stress management is a real need."
7235Citrus aurantium ssp amara
Of this lauracea, G. Capus said : â€There is no prescription without cinnamon in Chinese medicineâ€. Indeed, its multiple antiseptic, anti-infectious and very broad-spectrum powerful action destroys 98% of pathogenic bacteria, grampositive cocci and gram-negative bacilli. It is also a powerful tonic of the sympathetic nervous system and a general and sexual stimulant and aphrodisiac.
In the light, sandy soil of Western Europe, this perennial has feathery leaves, and flower heads made up of white, sparse, tube-shaped flowers with yellow centres inserted on a conical receptacle and yellowish ribbed achenes.
"Rosemary is a vigorous perennial plant with grey-green, needle-shaped leaves and whitish to blue flowers. It thrives in a marine climate. Its geographic origin determines its biochemical composition to a large extent."
This little tree persistent and shiny leaves has white fragrant flowers and orange coloured fruit. Native to China, the mandarin was named after the Chinese mandarins to whom it was trditionally offered as a present. The relaxing and soothig effect and the much appreciated fragrance of the mandarin essence make it one of the most suited anti-stress aromas.
Native to India and cultivated in the south of Europe and California, lemon is one of the most useful fruits in natural medicine. The essence is obtained by cold expression of the external part of the fruit peel. Around 3,000 lemons are needed to obtain 1 kg of essence. It has so many properties that it is systematically used, with real success, in a large number of ailments. The essence neutralises Eberth bacilli and staphylococcus in 5 minutes, and Loeffler bacilli (diphtheria) in 20 minutes.
Ceylon cinnamon (bark) has a molecular profile very close to that of China. : their pharmacological actions are excessively similar, which is why both appear, even today, in the European pharmacopoeia when they were already referenced in the first Chinese pharmacopoeia 2,500 years before our era!
6121Cinnamomum zeylanicum / verum
Native to to the Mediterranean bassin and tropical regions, the fruit of the Citrus sinensis is called 'sweet orange' in order to make the distinction from the 'bitter orange' (Citrus aurantium). The birthplace of this orange tree is found between the Himalaya and Southern China. Around the year 1400, Portugese have imported it. Since then, the culture has spread considerably overdifferent countries. The sweet orange tree, a small tree belonging to the Rutacees family, is an old hybrid, stemming probably from a crossbreeding of the Citrus maxima and Citrus reticulata.
Native to the Mediterranean basin, sweet fennel is an apiaceae (umbelliferous) that can reach 2 meters in height. It is characterized by umbels of yellow flowers, pinnate and feathery leaves as well as oblong seeds characteristic of the botanical family.