Taraxacum officinalis (Dandelion) is a plant of the family Asteraceae.
The plant is found in the wild anywhere in the world, except in the tropics. Taraxacum has been known as a traditional medicine since the 16th century. The fresh, young leaves of the plant can be eaten like lettuce. The root can be used to make a coffee surrogate.
- Taraxacum contributes to normal stomach and liver function.
- It helps maintain the physiological pH balance of the stomach (good acid-base balance in the stomach)*.
- Taraxacum contributes to appetite and supports the maintenance of a healthy digestive system*.
Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) is a plant native to Eurasia, North Africa and Western Asia that can now be found worldwide. The sweet-tasting constituent in liquorice root is glycyrrhizic acid, a substance that increases blood pressure. That is why we have opted for a deglycyrrhised extract.
- Liquorice contributes to normal digestion and supports the maintenance of a healthy digestive system*.
- It helps maintain balance and comfort in the digestive system of people with sensitive digestion*.
Piper nigrum (Black Pepper)
- Pepper grows as berries on the tropical pepper plant, Piper nigrum. The pungent taste of black peppercorns is caused by the component piperine. Early mentions of pepper date back to ancient Indian writings in Sanskrit, where it was called ""pipali"".
- Piper nigrum supports appetite, digestion and nutrient absorption. It aids in the digestion of toxins and in control of body weight. Used in small amounts in a complex herbal formula, it will increase the effectiveness of other plant-based ingredients*.
- Piper nigrum helps cleanse the liver and supports liver function*. It helps maintain natural digestive functions*.
- Long pepper (Piper longum), sometimes called Indian long pepper or pipli, is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae. The fruit of the pepper consists of many minuscule fruits – each about the size of a poppy seed – embedded in the surface of a flower spike that closely resembles a hazel tree catkin. Like Piper nigrum, the fruits contain the alkaloid piperine.
- Piper longum aids digestion and supports the absorption and use of other plant-based ingredients*.
Emblica officinalis (Indian gooseberry or Amla)
- Phyllanthus emblica is a deciduous tree that grows in (sub)tropical Asia. The tree grows berry-like fruits that can be eaten as food and are used as traditional medicine. It is the most important medicinal plant in the Indian traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda.
- Emblica officinalis helps support digestion and maintains intestinal tract function. It is stomach friendly and contributes to the health of the digestive tract (gastrointestinal health)*. It contributes to physical well-being*.
Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari)
- Asparagus racemosus is a plant of the asparagus family (Asparagaceae) that occurs in India and the Himalayas up to an altitude of 1300 to 1400 metres. Ayurvedic medicine uses the name Shatavari (elsewhere it is called satavar or shatamull), or also ""ginseng for women"". Shatavari is an important herb for women in Ayurvedic medicine.
- Shatavari helps support digestion and digestive juice flow and contributes to digestive tract health*. It is stomach friendly*.
Tinospora cordifolia (guduchi)
- Tinospora cordifolia (common names gurjo, heart-leaved moonseed, guduchi or giloy) is a herbaceous vine indigenous to tropical regions of the Indian subcontinent. It has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for ages to treat various disorders.
- Tinospora is good for the liver*, contributes to the maintenance of normal liver function* and helps maintain the cleansing effect of the liver. It also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels*.
Zingiber officinale (Ginger)
- The Latin name Zingiber is derived from the Sanskrit shringavera, which means ""shaped like a deer's antler"". Made from the rhizome, ginger is used as a spice and herbal remedy.
- Zingiber helps support digestion* and contributes to the normal functioning of the intestinal tract*, to physical well-being* and to the normal functioning of the stomach in the early stages of pregnancy*. Ginger helps maintain the feeling of comfort when travelling by car, boat or plane*.
- Cinnamomum is a genus of evergreen aromatic trees and shrubs belonging to the laurel family, Lauraceae. The species of Cinnamomum have aromatic oils in their leaves and bark. Cinnamon is already mentioned in the book of herbs of the Chinese Emperor Shennong, dating back to around 2800 BCE.
- Cinnamon supports the normal functioning of the digestive tract and digestion*. It revives appetite*1 and digestion*1. Cinnamon helps maintain normal stomach gas and stomach comfort*. Cinnamon can help maintain healthy blood sugar* and weight*.
Elettaria cardamomun (Cardamom)
- Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a herbaceous plant in the ginger family, native to southern India. It has a sweet, pungent aroma and tastes of bergamot, lemon and camphor. Cardamom may have been used in Ayurvedic medicine as early as the 4th century BCE.
- Cardamom helps keep the digestive tract healthy*, supports digestion* and promotes appetite*.
*Health claim pending European authorisation."